The speaker raised his hand.|
"Please excuse me. I didn't mean to upset you. Please accept my most sincere apologies."
The member of the audience calmed down. Some people in the hall murmured; others shuffled their feet.
The speaker resumed. "There's the reply to the question you asked me. A few words made you very angry. The other words calmed you down."
"Now do you understand the power of words?"
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