Chinese Fable Stories – One-Hole Nets





One-Hole Nets

There is an old saying, “No matter how big a net one may spread, each bird is caught in a single hole.”

Now a person was so fascinated by this witticism that he took a number of pieces of string and made separate loops of them by tying the ends together.

Consequently never once did he catch a bird with those “nets.”

–Shen Jian

(杨宪益、戴乃迭 译)

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