Who Is Whose Son

A baby bears a resemblance to a his father's friend. (Image: Bernadette Wolf / Vision Times)
A baby bears a resemblance to a his father's friend. (Image: Bernadette Wolf / Vision Times)

Mr. Wang was standing by his door while holding his son. A man nearby was trying to make fun of Mr. Wang.

The man said: “It’s true that the father and son are connected in flesh and blood. Just look at your son’s face, it’s exactly like mine. I knew it couldn’t be wrong.”

Mr. Wang replied: “You and my son were born of the same mother. How could you not look alike?”

About Good Laughs

(Image: Bernadette Wolf / Vision Times)

(Image: Bernadette Wolf / Vision Times)

Good Laughs (笑得好) is a collection of short stories edited by Chinese doctor Cheng-Jin Shi (石成金) of the Qing Dynasty (1636-1912). This collection can be considered as the Chinese version of Aesop’s Fables. Doctor Shi was believed to have lived between the Kangxi and early Qianlong reigns. He also authored many other books on life and health remedies. Good Laughs is meant to nourish a heart with short but telling stories. In the preface, Doctor Shi wrote: “People are entertained by sarcasm. It entertains the heart, but it also helps to save a life like acupuncture.”

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