There were two brothers at the Cells. The elder said to the younger, 'Brother, let us dwell together.' He said to him, 'I am a sinner. I cannot live with you Abba'. But the other insisted on it, saying, 'Yes, we can do it'.
Two old men had lived together for many years and had never fought with one another. The first said to the other, 'Let us also have a fight like other men do.' The other replied, 'I do not know how to fight.'
Two brothers by blood went to live in a monastery. One was an ascetic and the other was very obedient. When the father told him to do this or that, he would do it; if to eat in the morning, he would eat.