A poor man bragged to his friends: “I am not very rich, but I have all of life’s necessities.” Then he counted his fingers and said: “Except for a dragon vehicle and a phoenix wagon.”
One day when Mr. Zhang and Mr. Li were traveling together, a large sedan chair carrying a rich man, followed by many servants, was headed their direction.
When the dragon, commander of all animals, decided to punish worms with three names, both earthworms and maggots decided to take refuge.
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…