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Re: humor


> From: Marlan Green <marlangreen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: humor
> Date: Friday, June 05, 1998 8:49 AM
> I hope no one minds this little bit of humor.
> 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 scriptorium. He
> was assigned as a rubricator 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
> is
> 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
> word
> is 'celebrate'!!!"
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