On the lighter side...

KULIKOVSKY, Andrew (AKULIKOV@baea.com.au)
18 Nov 96 14:59:31 EST

Here a rather amusing story concerning manuscript copying....

A monk his entire adult life, Brother Andrew was responsible for training

new scribes in the art of copying by hand - word for word - the holy
One day an eager new scribe, Brother Johnathon, asked if anyone had ever
made a mistake.

"Oh, no," said Brother Andrew, "These words have been correctly copied
generation to generation."

Sceptical, Brother Johnathon asked how he knew that.

"My son, " said Brother Andrew, shuffling off towards the monastery's
library, "Let me get you the first volume ever written and you will see
it is just as correct today as it was then."

Many hours passed. Finally, Brother Johnathon decided he had better check
the elderly monk. At the library, he saw him sitting alone in a
corner, tears streaming down his cheeks.

"What's the matter?" Brother Johnathon asked.

"I can't believe it," Brother Andrew responded, his voice quivering, "The

word is celebrate. Cel-e-BRATE!!!"


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