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A  farmer buries a penny under each eggplant according to the advice from another farmer. (Image: Bernadette Wolf / Vision Times)

Pay the Price

One person went to a temple to pray for money. He asked a Taoist monk to explain in detail whether the sign he received was good or bad. The Taoist replied: “The sign will only be accurate if you have…

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Crying on Behalf of Others

It is a local custom of Yangzhou to have women cry beside the coffin during a funeral. Many local offspring would hire elderly women to cry at a funeral. One elderly woman…

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Bragging

There were two people who loved to brag. One day, they ran into each other. They talked about “giants.”

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A Truly Frugal Man

There was an old man who was very rich, but very thrifty. For his daily meals, he would only eat rice and dip his chopsticks in salt to get some…

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Drink and Get Awakened

A man went to a banquet. He was drunk at home before he went to the banquet and his face was red and flushed.

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Pay the Price

One person went to a temple to pray for money. He asked a Taoist monk to explain in detail whether the sign he received was good or bad. The Taoist…

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A Mute Beggar Could Talk With Money

There was a man pretending to be a mute who was begging for money in the market. He often pointed to a wooden bowl with his fingers and let out a…

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No Food From Me

A father and a son lived separately for several years. The son saved up some money. The father was old and sick. He could not make money, so he became…

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Scholars Have a Lower Rank

A mouse and a wasp wanted to be brothers. They asked a scholar to come and host the ceremony. The scholar had no choice but to go. He was arranged…

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Who Is Whose Son

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

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Revenge for Me

There was a mean son who always beat up this father. His father, however, still took great care of his grandson and carried him around wherever he went.

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A Monk Fed Mosquitoes

There was a monk who made a wish to feed mosquitoes with his own blood. At night, there were so many mosquitoes that he felt it was unbearable. He then…