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Wu’s view of Shu during Sun Xiu’s reign (261)

daolunofshiji:

Wu’s Ambassador to Shu, Xue Xu spoke of Shu;


“The emperor is incompetent and does not know his errors; his subordinates just try to get by without causing trouble for themselves. When I was visiting them, I heard no honest words, and when I visited their countryside, the people looked hungry. I have heard of a story of swallows and sparrows making nests on top of mansions and being content, believing that it was the safest place, not realizing that the haystack and the support beams were on fire and that disaster was about to come. This might be what they are like. ”

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