Mr William was deaf, but he didn"t like people to know this. One evening he asked some friends to dinner. While they were sitting together after dinner, one of his friends told a funny story. Everyone laughed, and Mr William laughed, too. He said, "That was a funny story, but I know a funnier one." So he began his story. When it ended, everyone laughed louder than ever. Mr William himself smiled happily. But he didn"t know he had told the very story that his friend had just told.