A rascal had no money for the New Year's Day and this worried
his wife. The rascal said, "You may rest assured, everything will be all
Later when he saw a barber passing by, he had a brainstorm,
and he thought up a clever scheme. He asked the barber to give him a hair cut.
"Could you cut my eyebrows off," said the rascal
after the barber had begun cutting.
When one of his brows was shaved, he shouted, "Barbers
never cut eyebrows! This is an unheard of absurdity!" With these
words the rascal seized the barber by the collar, and took him to the court to
The barber was frightened, and had to pay 100 copper cash to
settle the matter. Having extorted the money, the rascal spent a happy New
Seeing that one of her husband's eyebrows had disappeared,
his wife suggested, "you'd better
have the other day brow shaved off too."
understand what my next move is?", said the rascal. "This brow will be
left for the Lantern Festival."