A small lodge had a rodent problem. They had tried all sorts of way to rid themselves of the rats and mice with traps, poisons, and exterminators.

They were at wits end, but when the members arrived at the next meeting, the vermin were all gone.

When asked what happened, the Master said he held a Master Mason degree for all the rats and mice, raised them to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason and hadn’t seen one of them since.