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The monk answered with a loud shout.
"Looks like you got off a shout on me," said Mu-chou.
The monk gave another loud shout.
"After a couple more of those, what are you going to do then?"
The monk could make no reply.
Mu-chou struck him and said, "Worthless blabbermouth!"
Yüan-wu commented on the monk's initial shout: "it was like a tremendous thunder clap. Although it made you expect rain would follow, not a single drop fell."
[Case 10 of the "Blue Cliff Record"]
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