There once was an honest man named Zhengshen. Whenever he left home his mother never was worried because her son would never do any wrong. But one day when he was out, a man of the same name in the same town murdered another person. The local government hunted him by mistake, thinking he was the criminal.
In those days the family of the person who committed the murder would also be arrested. When a person hurriedly went to see Zhengshen's mother with the news of the murder, his mother simply smiled upon hearing the news and said:
"My son kill somebody ? This is impossible." She then continued stitching.
A moment later another person burst into the room reporting the news that Zhengshen had killed somebody. Still his mother smiled and resumed stitching. When a third person came with the same news, his mother could no longer sit. Panickingly she dropped her stitching, crossed the courtyard, climbed the wall and left.
When a rumor spreads from one to ten then ten to hundred, even those whom originally didn't believe the rumor sometimes have no choice but to change their opinions. These are the real tragedies.
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