Rule of Silence

Peter Gower greeted his new apprentices and told them that the first
discipline he would impose upon them, effective immediately, was the rule of absolute silence. As he nodded and turned away, the first apprentice
called, "Oh, Master. I can't tell you how happy I am to receive your
instruction."

Whereupon the second apprentice snarled, "You fool! Don't you realize that by saying that you broke the rule of silence?"

Then the third apprentice threw up his hands and sighed, "Great Architect! Am I the only one around here who can follow orders?"
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