from ancient china
man once wanted to borrow a cow from a wealthy man, so he had his
servant send a note to the wealthy man. The rich man, who was entertaining
some of his friends, took the note. Ashamed to be taken as an illiterate,
the rich man pretended to be able to read the note. When reading it,
he nodded his head repeatedly.
know, I know," the rich man said to the messenger, "I'll
go myself in a moment.
and Translated by Liu Jiangting et al.)