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11. HE LET MOSQUITOES CONSUME HIS BLOOD
When Wú Měng of the Jìn dynasty was eight years old, he was very filial towards his parents. The family was poor, and the bed had no mosquito net. Every night in summer mosquitoes in droves nibbled at their skin and sucked their blood without restraint. Although there were many, Měng did not drive them away, lest in leaving him they bite his parents. So great was his love of his parents! A poem praises him:
On summer nights without a mosquito net,
11. Zì Wén Bǎo Xuě
Jìn Wú Měng. Nián bā suì. Shì q:in zhì xiào. Jiā pín. Tà wú wéizhàng. Měi xià yè. Wén duō cǎn fū. Zì qú gāo. Suī duō bù qū zhī. Kǒng qí qù jǐ ér shì qīn yě. Ài qīn zhi xīn zhì yǐ. Yǒu shī wéi sòng.
Xià yè wú wěizhàng. Wén duō bù gǎn huī. Zì cú gāo xiè bǎo. Miǎn shǐ rù qīn wěi.
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