The crow and the pitcher
A crow felt very thirsty. He looked for water everywhere. Finally, he found a pitcher.
But there was not a lot of water in the pitcher. His beak could not reach it. He tried again and again, but still could not touch the water.
When he was about to give up, an idea came to him. He took a pebble and dropped it into the pitcher. Then he took another and dropped it in.
Gradually, the water rose, and the crow was able to drink the water.
Wang Xi-zhi is one of the most famous calligraphers during the Eastern Jin Dynasty of China. When he was very young, he practiced his art every day and never stopped.
absorbed the strong points of all the other schools of calligraphy, and developed his own unique style of writing. Because of his achievements, he has been honored as one of China's sages of calligraphy.
One time, Wang Xi-zhi sketched in wood for an engraver to cut. Then the engraver found the ink had penetrated one centimeter into the wood.
"Ru Mu San Fen" is got from this story, which means the calligraphy is penetrating.
Now it is often used to describe expressing sharp ideas or profound views.
A Mountain was once greatly agitated.
Loud groans and noises were heard, and crowds of people came from all parts to see what was the matter. xiaogushi8.com While they were assembled in anxious expectation of some terrible calamity, out came a Mouse.
Don’t make much ado about nothing.