​Farmer and Farmhand

Huang Fu is a very rich man.

“I have become rich, because I am clever and I work a lot.”

His farmhand Hop is very poor. Huang Fu has always been tough on his farmhand.

One day Huang Fu gave Hop a bottle and said, “Buy me a bottle of wine.”

Hop, the poor farmhand enquired, “ You have given me a bottle, but you have not given me money. How can I buy you wine with no money at all?”

Huang Fu replied disdainfully, “Anyone can buy wine with money. It takes real skill to buy wine without money.”

Time elapsed and Hop eventually returned with the empty bottle. He handed the bottle to Huang Fu and murmured, “I have brought it. Enjoy the wine, please.”Staring at the empty bottle with some dismay, Huang asked,”There is no wine, you have brought me the empty bottle back, how can I enjoy this?”

Hop replied to Huang Fu, with a straight face, “Anyone can enjoy wine if there is some.It takes real skill to enjoy wine when there is none”

Huang Fu made a choking sound but was unable to utter a word.

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