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Masonry teaches the young and untried brother to apply to his elder brethren for instruction in the art and assures him that they will always be as ready to teach as his is ready to learn.

The author took this comforting assurance literally and seriously. To many "Old Past Masters", and not all of them have been through the chairs!... he owes anything of Masonic wisdom which may have filtered through his pen to these pages. It is given to few to originate in this world; if to him has come opportunity to report to the many what would otherwise perhaps have been but the learning of the few, he is more than content, even if there be nothing within these pages which he can claim as his own.

A guide post never gets anywhere, but it points the way!

Carl H. Claudy