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The Eels Bit The Arm

In Gui-Zhou, there lived a Mr. Lu who was nearly sixty years old. He enjoyed taking eels for every of his meal. The number of eels killed by him were countless in number.

One day, he went to town to buy some eels. As he wanted to choose the fattest and fleshier eels, the fishmonger allowed him to pick them himself. He then rolled up his sleeves and put his hand into the earthen pot. To his surprise, the whole group of eels gathered and attacked him, biting deeply into his arm. The pain caused was so acute that he fainted with his face turned deadly pale. Even after removing his arm from the pot, the eels jaws were clamped shut as they clung to him in a row on his arm with the teeth pierced deeply into his flesh.

At that time, the people in the market were gathering to witness the incident. When his son arrived, he quickly carried him home. His son then cut off the eel's bodies but their jaws were still clamped tight on the arm. Finally his son had to hit the eels one by one by using a knife. By the time he removed all the eels, Mr. Lu's flesh was already torn. Mr. Lu was in severe pain before he finally died.

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