The Devil's Arithmetic

What do you think the badchan meant when he uttered "Better the fox to guard the bens and the wolves to guard the sheep"?

Chapter 9-11

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Did you mean "hens"?


What does "bens" mean?

..Sorry, yes I meant hens.

I think he means that a fox might eat some chickens but not all of them, where as a wolf would eat all of them. This metaphor extends to their situation.

Thank you so much..

No worries!