THE HOLY SIN
A young man decides to become a priest and joins a famous
abbey. The novice started his training. The abbey was headed by an abbot , well
known for his knowledge and piety. He was a man of God, who extracted strict
discipline and hard work from each of his disciples. The abbot spent most of
his time in teaching and training the youngsters and in prayer and meditation. He
exhorted the students to schedule their lifestyle based on his example.
The abbey had vast farm lands and private forests. One day
our novice was sent out into the woods to gather firewood. There he found a
very pretty girl in her late teens, gathering herbs. She was so voluptuous that
the young man could not take his eyes off her succulent flesh. Soon he accosted
the girl and started a conversation. Talking progressed to flirting. The pair
liked each other and yearned for more intimacy and privacy.
On a convenient day, when most of the inmates were away, the
novice smuggled the girl into his room and quietly bolted it from inside. The girl
was told that they have to be very discreet, not to arouse any suspicion in
anybody. Soon the intimacy led to ecstasy and the couple forgot all about the
time and place.
The abbot was walking along the corridors and he heard some
very unmonastic groans and moans from
one room. The shrewd man knew what was happening and immediately halted his
steps. He waited patiently outside, salivating on the chance to grab the
offender red handed, when he comes out of the room.
The novice heard the footsteps outside and knew he was in trouble.
But without losing his cool, he asked the girl to hide herself under the cot,
quickly dressed up, opened the door and went out. He locked the door and took
out the key. Just then the abbot moved up to him. Nonchalantly the youth told
the abbot that he had to go out and collect some more firewood and handed over
the key to the abbot.
The abbot was happy. He has the evidence safely locked up in
the room and on his return the novice would be awarded a punishment which he would remember for the
rest of his life. Anyway he would first examine the room and get to know the
girl`s background. He unlocked the door and went in. he was dazzled by the
ravishing beauty of the girl. Soon he forgot about the novice and felt this was
a god sent opportunity, which he shall not miss at any cost. The girl soon
yielded to his amorous requests.
The abbot was rather old and corpulent. He found the girl
choking under his massive frame. Moreover his limbs were not supple enough for
the vigorous task. So he asked the girl to mount and proceed with the job. The girl
obliged. The ravishing beauty with her lithe limbs and gracious movements drove
the abbot to bliss. All the while, our cunning novice was watching the show,
hiding himself behind a window that was partly ajar.
Tired and fully satisfied, the abbot asking the girl to
remain in the room, came out , locked the room and waited for the novice to
return. The novice soon returned and faced the abbot. Now was the time to give
the most solemn punishment to the errant youth. For deviant behavior like this
deserved at least two weeks in solitary confinement. While he languished in the
solitary cell, the abbot could enjoy the comely girl too.
The abbot gravely shot his first question to the novice- do
you know the customs and practices of this house? The youth calmly replied-
Holy father, I have learnt many of the prayers and chants. But I know I have
much more to learn. Just now , seeing you satisfying the girl, I have learnt
the proper method of entertaining a lass and in future I shall follow your
example without fail.
The abbot found the novice matched his craftiness inch by
inch. It is better not to antagonize a
cunning devil like him. In the days ahead, the abbot and the novice
worked hand in glove, smuggling the girl in and out.