The Loyal Official of Wei

During Spring and Autumn period, there was a loyal official in Wei: — Hung Yen, who was sent abroad as envoy of Duke Ai of Wei. Before he returned, a monster had attacked the Wei, and killed the duke, and eaten his flesh, leaving only the liver.

When Hung Yen returned from his mission, he reported himself to the liver. Out of sorrow, that Duke Ai had died, and was eaten up, so that his liver had no resting-place, he took a knife, ripped up his stomach, took all its contents out, put the liver of Duke Ai in, and expired.

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