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Q. What does it teach?

               A. It teaches me, as I was barely instructed in the rudiments of Masonry, that I should be
               cautious over all my words and actions, especially when before its enemies.

               Q. What were you next presented with?

               A. Three precious jewels.

               Q. What were they?

               A. A listening ear, a silent tongue, and a faithful heart.

               Q. What do they teach?

               A. A listening ear teaches me to listen to the instructions of the Worshipful Master, but more
               especially to the cries of a worthy distressed brother. A silent tongue teaches me to be silent in
               the Lodge, that the peace and harmony thereof may not be disturbed, but more especially
               before the enemies of Masonry. A faithful heart, that I should be faithful and keep and conceal
               the secrets of Masonry and those of a brother when delivered to me in charge as such, that they
               may remain as secure and inviolable in my breast as in his own, before being communicated to

               Q. What were you next presented with?

               A. The Grand Master's check-word.

               Q. What was that?

               A. Truth.

               Q. How explained?

               A. Truth is a divine attribute, and the foundation of every virtue. To be good and true are the
               first lessons we are taught in Masonry. On this theme we contemplate, and by its dictates
               endeavor to regulate our conduct; hence while influenced by this principle, hypocrisy and
               deceit are unknown among us, sincerity and plain-dealing distinguish us, and the heart and
               tongue join in promoting each other's welfare, and rejoicing in each other's prosperity.
               ****(You only need to commit the first two sentences.)****
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