The night before the Lent fast started a head monk of a monastery gave strict
orders to his monks that no one should
light a fire for forty days. However, a young monk was unable to sustain
the fast, and 20 days into the fast grew very
The head monk sent this young monk to gather eggs from the monastery
chicken. While the young monk collected the eggs he placed one egg
in his pocket. The young monk happily ran back to his compartment, and
started to think of a way to cook the egg in a manner that no smoke would be
created, and result in him being found out.
The young monk saw a candle and quickly placed the egg on the handle of
a large church key using it to hold the egg in place while it cooked. The head
monk seeing that the door was closed realized something was wrong as the monks
tended to leave their doors open. He walked to the door and peered in,
seeing what was happening the head monk immediately opened the door and yelled "What are you doing?".
The young monk quickly replied "It is not me, but rather this is the devil's
trick." The Devil then appeared and said "No I did not do
this .. as I could never have thought of it."