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A Man Loses His Horse: Bad Luck or Good Luck?

On the north side of the frontier, there was a man who raised horses. His name was Saiweng. One day, Saiweng’s horse escaped from his stable and ran across the border into the territory of the Hu people. Saiweng’s neighbors were saddened and tried to comfort him, but Saiweng smiled and said: “Yes, I’ve lost ...

David Jirard

Saiweng lost a horse, but that may not have been bad luck. (Image: By Guillaume Jacquet - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link)