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17. HE AMUSED HIS PARENTS WITH PLAY AND GLAD CLOTHES
Old man Lái of the Zhōu dynasty was noted for his filial nature. He respectfully cared for his two parents, preparing them sweet and crispy foods. He was over seventy, but he never mentioned the word "old." He wore five-colored patterned clothes and played like a child before his parents; often he carried water into the room and would slip and fall, and then he would cry like a baby to amuse his parents. A verse says of him:
He plays and dances and pretends delicate nonsense;
17. Xì Cǎi Yú Qīn
Zhōu Lǎo Lái zǐ xìng zhì xiào fèng yàng èr qīn. Bèi jí gān cuì. Xíng nián qīshí. Yán bù chēng lǎo. Cháng zhuó wǔcǎi bānlán zhi yī. Wèi yīngér xì yú qīn cè. Yòu cháng qǔ shuǐ shàng táng. Zhà dié wò dì. Zuò yīngér tí yǐ yú qīn. Yǒu shī wéi sòng.
Xìwǔ xué jiāochī. Chūnfēng dòng cāiyī. Shuāng qīn kāi kǒu xiào.Xǐqì mǎn tíng wéi.
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