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A poor person is bragging to his friends. (Image: Bernadette Wolf / Vision Times)

The Poor Man Who Bragged

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.”

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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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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…

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The Poor Man Who Bragged

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…

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Spare Me a Poor Beggar, Please!

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.

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Punishment for Three-Name Worms

When the dragon, commander of all animals, decided to punish worms with three names, both earthworms and maggots decided to take refuge.

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‘Good Laughs’: A Prescription for an Old Man

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…