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警世通言   By: (1574-1646)

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警世通言 by Menglong Feng is a collection of moral tales and cautionary stories that highlights the consequences of human behavior and choices. Each story offers a valuable lesson or insight into the complexities of human nature, delving into themes such as greed, betrayal, justice, and redemption.

The author's vivid storytelling and compelling characters make this book a captivating read, drawing readers into a world filled with intrigue and moral dilemmas. The blend of folklore, mythology, and historical events adds depth and richness to the narratives, showcasing the author's creativity and cultural awareness.

However, some readers may find the stories repetitive or formulaic, as many of them follow a similar pattern of moral lesson followed by consequences. Additionally, the language and style of writing may be challenging for some readers, as it reflects the historical time period in which the stories are set.

Overall, 警世通言 is a thought-provoking collection that offers valuable insights into human nature and behavior. It is a timeless classic that continues to resonate with readers today, reminding us of the importance of ethics, integrity, and compassion in an ever-changing world.

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第一卷    俞伯牙摔琴謝知音



  話說春秋戰國時,有一名公,姓俞名瑞,字伯牙,楚國郢都人氏,即今湖廣荊州府之地也。那俞伯牙身雖楚人,官星卻落於晉國,仕至上大夫之位。因奉晉主之命,來楚國修聘。伯牙討這個差使,一來是個大才,不辱君命;二來就便省視鄉里,一舉兩得。當時從陸路至於郢都,朝見了楚王,致了晉主之命,楚王設宴款待,十分相敬。那郢都乃是桑梓之地,少不得去看一看墳墓、會一會親友。雖然如此,各事其主,君命在身,不敢... Continue reading book >>

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