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> Date: Monday, December 14, 1998 3:17 PM
> Monk Mystery Revealed
> In an ancient monastery in a far away place, a new monk arrived to join
> his brothers in copying books and scrolls in the monastery's
> He was assigned as a rubricate on copies of books that had already been
> copied by hand. One day he asks Father Florian, the Armarius of the
> Scriptorium, "Does not the copying by hand of other copies allow for
> chances of error? How do we know we are not copying the mistakes of
> someone else? Are they ever checked against the original?"
> Fr. Florian was set back a bit by the obvious logical observation of
> this youthful monk. "A very good point, my son. I will take one of the
> latest books down to the vault and compare it against the original." Fr.
> Florian went down to the secured vault and began his verification.
> A day passed and the monks began to worry and went down looking for the
> old priest. They were sure something may have happened. As they
> approached the vault they heard sobbing and crying; they opened the door
> and found Fr. Florian crying over the new copy and the original ancient
> book, both opened before him on the table. It was obvious to all that
> the poor man had been crying his old heart out for a long time.
> "What is the problem, Reverend father? asked one of the monks.
> "Oh, my Lord," sobbed the priest, "the correct word is 'celebrate'!!!"
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