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3. SHE BIT HER FINGER AND PAINED HIS HEART
Zēng Shēn of the Zhōu dynasty was called Zǐ-yú (=Disciple of the Master). He was extremely filial to his mother. Shēn once went to the mountains to gather firewood. A guest came to the house, and his mother had no arrangements [to entertain him]. She longed for Shēn , who did not return. Then she bit her finger, drawing blood. Suddenly Shēn felt a pain in his heart. He shouldered the firewood and returned home. Kneeling, he asked his mother what the matter was. His mother said: "A guest came unexpectedly. I bit my finger to alert you." Later, verses praised him, saying:
His mother has just bitten her finger,
三、 啮指心痛 |
3. Niè Zhǐ Tòng Xīn
Zhōu. Zēng Shēn. Zì Zǐyú. Shì mǔ zhì xiào. Shēn cháng cǎi xīn shān zhōng. Jiā yǒu kè zhì. Mǔ wú cuò. Wàng Shēn bù huán. Nǎi niè qí zhǐ. Shēn hū xīn tòng. Fù xīn yǐ guī. Guì wèn qí gù. Mǔ yuē: Yǒu kè hū zhì. Wú niè zhǐ yǐ wù rǔ ěr. Hòu rén xì shī sòng zhī.
Mǔ zhǐ fāng cái niè. Ér xīn tòng bù jīn. Fù xīn guī wèi wǎn. Gǔròu zhì qíng shēn.
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