Having been dismissed from office, Ye Heng returned to his native place. One
day he fell ill and said to the visitors who had come to see him: " I'm going to die, but I don't know how things are in the
"Things are just fine down there," answered one of the gentlemen.
"How do you know?" Queried Ye, amazed.
"If not," explained that gentlemen," those who had died and gone
there would flee the netherworld and come back, Since no one who had died ever
came back, things down there must be very fine."
At this utterance, the company broke out into loud guffaws.