Confucius’s horse escaped
The horse of Confucius’s chariot escaped to the farmer’s field and ate the crop during the rest time. The farmer kept the horse in custody.
The eloquent Zi Gong went to argue with the farmer, but out of his expectation, the farmer would not listen to him.
At that time another farmer who had just come to study under Confucius came over and said to the former farmer, xiaogushi8.com “You don’t cultivate land by the east sea, and I don’t farm by the west sea. Since we are so close to each other, it is impossible to prevent my horse from eating your crop.”
Hearing this, the former farmer became delighted, xiaogushi8.com and said to the second farmer, “What you said is quite right, making much more sense than the person person before you!” So he gave the horse to him right away.