Ting Lan

Chinese - A devoted son. He made a wooden figure of his dead mother which he and his wife consulted as if it were his real mother. The figure indicated that his wife should not lend a certain kitchen tool to a neighbour who, angry at the refusal, struck the effigy. Ting Lan got to hear about this and gave the neighbour a beating. Charged with assault, he told the magistrate what had happened and the magistrate came to inspect the statue for himself. He found the statue was shedding tears and acquitted Ting Lan. In some references, referred to as Ting Lan.

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