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    This is really a great suspense...

    Read it carefully to know what it is...

    A man is driving down the road and breaks down near a monastery. He goes to
    the monastery, knocks on the door, and says, My car broke down. Do you think
    I could stay the night?

    The monks graciously accept him, feed him dinner, even fix his car. As the
    man tries to fall asleep, he hears a strange sound. The next morning, he
    asks the monks what the sound was, but they say, We can't tell you. You're
    not a monk.

    The man is disappointed but thanks them anyway and goes about his merry way.
    Some years later, the same man breaks down in front of the same monastery.
    The monks again accept him, feed him, even fix his car.

    That night, he hears the same strange noise that he had heard years earlier.

    The next morning, he asks what it is, but the monks reply, We can't tell
    you. You're not a monk.

    The man says, All right, all right. I'm dying to know. If the only way I can
    find out what that sound was is to become a monk, how do I become a monk?

    The monks reply, You must travel the earth and tell us how many blades of
    grass there are and the exact number of sand pebbles. When you find these
    numbers, you will become a monk.

    The man sets about his task. Some forty-five years later, he returns and
    knocks on the door of the monastery. He says, I have traveled the earth and
    have found what you have asked for. There are 145,236,284,232 blades of
    grass and 231,281,219,999,129,382 sand pebbles on the earth.

    The monks reply, Congratulations. You are now a monk. We shall now show you
    the way to the sound. The monks lead the man to a wooden door, where the
    head monk says, The sound is right behind that door.

    The man reaches for the knob, but the door is locked. He says, Real funny.
    May I have the key? The monks give him the key, and he opens the door.

    Behind the wooden door is another door made of stone. The man demands the
    key to the stone door.

    The monks give him the key, and he opens it, only to find a door made of
    ruby. He demands another key from the monks, who provide it. Behind that
    door is another door, this one made of sapphire. So it went until the man
    had gone through doors of emerald, silver, topaz, and amethyst.

    Finally, the monks say, This is the last key to the

    last door.

    The man is relieved to no end. He unlocks the door,

    turns the knob, and behind that door he is amazed to

    find the source of that strange sound.

    Bet, you want to know and are asking what that stage sound is....


    ...can't tell you what it is because

    you're not a monk.


    it involves reading...

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