Taku and the Wisest Stone encountered an itinerant monk. Taku asked after his mission.
"I seek Truth!" the monk said.
"That is admirable," said Taku. "Have you found it?"
"Oh, yes. I was gifted with inspiration, and I wrote for seven days and nights until I had gotten it all safely written down. I had pinned Truth to the page. There would never be any doubt again."
"Where is the manuscript?"
The monk grinned, his eyes hollow. "I burned it and scattered the ashes."
"Very wise," said the Wisest Stone. "You don't want to get that stuff on your hands."
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