After walking for an hour, the old wizard stopped before a rocky canyon with stairs that open up into the mountains.
“Okay boy, you want to be my apprentice?” After the young man nodded, the wizard continued. “Then walk up the stairs.”
“That’s it?” asked the young man.
The wizard didn’t answer, but got out his pipe and leaned against the rock face to smoke.
The young man climbed the stairs. After an hour, the young man almost ran into the wizard. Looking around, he realize he was at the beginning of the stairs.
“Now we begin, my young apprentice.”