Sir william was very deaf but he did not like people to know this One evening he had invited some friends to dinner, and while they were sitting at the table, one of the friends told a very interesting story.
Everyone laughed, and Sir William, who had laughed as loud as everyone else, said, "That was a very funny joke, but I know a funnier one. Would you like to hear it？ "They all said they would, so he began his story. When it ended, his friends laughed louder than ever and he miled happily. but he didnt know the reason for their laughter. He had told the very same story that his friend had just told.