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and `irc-privmsg` also includes private messages to our bot. The chain ends
by the widest event of them all: `irc-all`.
+## Responding to Events
+See [section in Basic Tutorial](01-basics.md#responding-to-events) for
+responding by returning a value from the event handler.
+The Message Objects received by the event handlers for the `irc-privmsg` and
+`irc-notice` event chains also provide a `.reply` method using which you
+can reply to the event. When this method is called `.is-replied` attribute
+of the Message Object is set to `True`, which signals to the Client Object
+that the returned value from the event handler should be discarded.
## Event Map
All event chains end with `irc-all`, which is not shown in the table below,