How to recommend a friend to a job

Ch’in Hsi recommended Pa Li Hsi to Duke Mu who, however, did not pay attention to it.

Then Ch’in Hsi went out of the front door, bowed down his head, and knocked it on the ground, so that it broke to pieces, and died.
This affected Duke Mu so deeply, that he took Po Li Hsi into his service. 
The meaning of this story is that a worthy in recommending a good man did not spare his own life, knocking his head on the ground, that it broke, and died, all with the object to further his friend.

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