The Latin version translated here is found in more manuscripts than the Greek; none of them, I think, is earlier than the thirteenth century.
The stories of Thomas the Israelite, the Philosopher, concerning the works of the Childhood of the Lord. I, Thomas the Israelite, tell unto you, even all the brethren that are of the Gentiles, to make known unto you the works of the childhood of our Lord Jesus Christ and his mighty deeds, even all that he did when he was born in our land: whereof the beginning is thus: II.
3 And the young child was wroth and said unto him: It sufficeth thee (or them) to seek and not to find, and verily thou hast done unwisely: knowest thou not that I am thine? 2 And after a few days he came near unto Joseph and said unto him: Thou hast a wise child, and he hath understanding. And I will teach him with the letters all knowledge and that he salute all the elders and honour them as grandfathers and fathers, and love them of his own years.
3 And he told him all the letters from Alpha even to Omega clearly, with much questioning.
And straightway they that accused him were smitten with blindness.
4 And Joseph came to the place and saw: and cried out to him, saying: Wherefore doest thou these things on the Sabbath, which it is not lawful to do?and what can I tell concerning the lines of the first letter whereof he spake to me?I am ignorant, O my friends, for neither beginning nor end of it (or him) do I know.But Jesus clapped his hands together and cried out to the sparrows and said to them: Go!and the sparrows took their flight and went away chirping.