FOREWORD M. S. A. EDITIONAlmost ten years have come and gone since this little book began its labors as aWorkman on the Temple, and it is still busy, telling its story in different lands andlanguages. An edition is soon to appear in the Syrian tongue in Damascus, the oldestcity in the world. It is here placed in the M. S. A. National Library, in order to have itspart and do its work in the greatest co-operative undertaking in the history of American Masonry.Oddly enough, The Builders has made its own way, unhelped by advertising orreview, by virtue of its own spirit and purpose. Aside from a kindly greeting byArthur Edward Waite in London, and another in the Masonic News of Detroit, it hashad no special notice. None the less, by using the old Masonic method, "from mouthto ear," it has passed through more than forty editions. Brethren read it, liked it, andpassed the word along; and so it has journeyed from land to land, weaving a web of goodwill.