Lessons for Elementary Schools (1) __Kong Shiu Loon (53)

Choosing an Inaccurate Answer

Once, a student of Confucius named Yan Hui passed by a cotton cloth shop and heard an argument between a shopper and the shop-keeper. The sale was of eight yards of cloth with the price of three dollars per yard. The shop-keeper handed the cut to the shopper and asked him to pay 24 dollars for it. But the latter argued that three times eight is 23 dollars instead, and accused the shop-keeper for irregularity, charging him 1 dollar too much. The two men each stood his ground. They got angry as the dispute continued.

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