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19. HE FANNED THE PILLOW AND WARMED THE QUILT
When Huáng Xiāng of the Hàn dynasty was nine years old, he lost his mother. He [continued to] think of her so much and with such love that the neighbors praised his filial devotion. Xiāng did diligent and painful work, and his one thought was to serve his father. In summer, when the weather was hot, he cooled his [father's] pillow and mat with a fan. In winter, when the weather turned cold, he warmed his [father's] quilts and cushions with his body. The prefect Liú Hù publicly honored and recognized him [for his rare filiality]. A verse praises him thus:
In winter he warms the quilts, and
19. Shān Zhěn Wēn Qín
Hàn Huáng Xiāng. Nián jiǔ suì. Shī mǔ. Sī mù wéi qiè. XI:ang rén chēng qí xiào. Xi:ang gōng zhí qín k;ul. Yï yì shì fù. Xi tiān shǔrè. Wèi shān liáng qí zhěn diàn. Dōngtiān hánlěng. Yǐ shēn nuǎn qí bèirù. Tài shǒu Liú Hù biǎo ér yì zhī. Yǒu shī wéi sòng.
Dōng yuè wēn qīn nuǎn. Yántiān shān zhěn liáng. Értóng zhī zǐzhí. Qiān gǔ yì Huáng Xiāng.
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