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Monastic curse

The story takes place in a monastory.

On Sundays evenings, the patriarch makes an announcement to all the monks:
A curse has knocked the monastory: the cursed monks have on the forehead a small red mark.

In this convent, there is no slightest mirror,
And the monks have no right to communicate between them in any way,
But prayer in common takes place every day.

Every monk who is certain to be cursed commits suicide in the evening when he discovers it.
From Monday till Saturday, nothing happens. Sunday evening, all cursed monks commited suicide.

How many monks were cursed?

This riddle keeps you busy already since

Congratulations Wikary on her solution of the 10/01/02 but don't look at it, it's always better to find oneself...
If you want to see the (false) solutions which were sent to me.
Last edit for this page: 12/26/2008 (03h34pm)