Cipher

Dr. Whewell's riddle is-

A headless man had a letter (o) to write,
He who read it (naught) had lost his sight;
The dumb repeated it (naught) word for word,
And deaf was the man who listened and heard (naught).
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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