""But the next morning he had done it again. And again the following week. He couldn't seem to stop, though for each lapse the discipline wand came again, escalating to a series of painful lashes that left marks on Asher's legs. Eventually, for a period of time, Asher stopped talking altogether, when he was a Three.
For a while," the Chief Elder said, relating the story, "we had a silent Asher! But he learned.""
Jesus! No one with a psychology assignation there, huh?