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The Broken-Hearted Doe

There was a young man named Xu Zhen Jun who enjoyed hunting. One day, he was hunting on a hill and shot a young deer with his arrow. Not long after, he saw a doe running towards the injured deer without any thought of her own safety. She licked its wound with her tongue and look extremely sorrowful. Not long after, she laid down and died.

Xu then brought the deers home. Upon slitting open the doe, he found that the liver and intestines were badly shattered. On witnessing this pitiful sight, he was grief-stricken and broke down immediately. Feeling remorseful, he destroyed his bows and arrows and vowed never to hunt again.

All animals, just as human beings, love their offsprings. They would feed extremely sorrowful when they were separated from their loved ones. The doe loved her injured fawn deeply and thus could not bear to leave him. The pain and sorrow overwhelmed her and she died piteously.

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