|81. The Old Man And Death|
An Old Man was employed in cutting wood
in the forest, and, in carrying the faggots into the city for sale one day, being very wearied with his long journey, he sat down by the wayside, and, throwing down his load, besought "Death" to come. "Death" immediately appeared, in an
swer to his summons, and asked for what reason he had called him. The old man replied, "That, lifting up the load, you may place it again upon my shoulders."
一个老人以在森林里砍柴为生，有一天挑着柴，到城里去叫卖，因为路途遥远，走得很疲倦，他便在路旁坐下，丢下他的担子，请求死神到来。 死神立刻应命出现了，问他有什么事情？ 老人回答说：「即是，请举起这副担子，再将它放到我的肩膀上来。」