One day three men were making food when they ran out of salt. They struck up an argument: who would get the salt from the market. One of them said, ''Whoever breaks the silence, will get some salt.'' All three of them kept the truce. Many days passed and no one spoke. Neighbors thought that they have passed away and dug their graves. As the people were putting the men in their graves, one of them broke the silence and said, ''Stop! I am still alive.'' The other two quickly snapped, ''Go! Get the salt.''