The Taoist Farmer 道人


近塞上之人有善術者,馬無故亡而入胡,人皆弔之 。其父曰:「此何遽不為福乎!」
Among the people who lived close to the border, there was a man who led a righteous life. Without reason, his horse escaped, and fled into barbarian territory. Everyone pitied him, but the old man said : "what makes you think this is not a good thing?"

居數月,其馬將胡駿馬而歸,人皆賀之。其父曰:「此何遽不能為禍乎!」
Several months later, his horse returned, accompanied by a superb barbarian stallion. Every