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Giving the Seedlings a Hand

Hong-Ming Lu

A man of the state of Song was worried about his seedlings growing too slowly. He pulled up the seedlings one by one and came home exhausted.

"I am tired out today. I helped the seedlings to grow," he said to his family.

His son hurried to the fields to have a look and found that all the seedlings had shrivelled up too quickly.

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July, 1999
Issue #39

64 Words