Ban Pin Shan
Once upon a time, when Ban Pin Shan was still undivided, a small village existed at the foot of the mountain. One day, an old man who was selling dumplings came to the village. He had white hair and a white beard and his clothing was very old and worn. He carried a heavy load of hot dumplings which looked and smelled deliciously good to eat. However, everyone in the village thought the old man was stupid because he yelled, ” Hot and delicious dumplings! One for ten cents, two for twenty cents and three for free!”
” What is going on? ” the villagers asked surprised.
” Hot and delicious dumplings! Red beans and sesame. One for ten cents, two for twenty cents and three for free!” the crazy old man yelled again.
More and more villagers began to gather around. They whispered in low voices, ” Can this be true? Three dumplings for free? Is this old man tricking us?”
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