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ID: 4310 Advanced
Wed Apr 29 2020 | Yuanhao, Yawen
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|杯弓蛇影||bēigōngshéyǐng||lit. to see a bow reflected in a cup as a snake (idiom); fig. unnecessary suspicions; overly fearful|
|交游||jiāoyóu||to have friendly relationships|
|宴请||yànqǐng||to entertain (for dinner)|
xiāngchuán yī qiān duō nián qián zài Zhōngguó Jìncháo yǒu wèi jiàozuò YuèGuǎng de rén ，jiāoyóu guǎngkuò ，tèbié xǐhuan yànqǐng péngyou dào jiā zhōng hējiǔ liáotiān 。yǒu yīcì ，zài yànxí shàng ，YuèGuǎng de yī wèi péngyou zài jìngjiǔ shí ，kànjiàn bēizi lǐ yǒu tiáo xiǎo shé zài jiǔ lǐ rúdòng ，zhè wèi péngyou suīrán bǎoshòu jīngxià ，dàn àiyú miànzi ，bùdébù miǎnqiǎng jiāng jiǔ yīyǐnérjìn 。huíjiā zhīhòu ，lǎo juéde zìjǐ dùzi lǐ yǒu tiáo xiǎo shé zuàn lái zuàn qù ，Yuè xiǎng Yuè nánshòu ，jìngrán yīncǐ bìngdǎo le ！
Legend has it, more than a thousand years ago, in the Gin dynasty of China, there was a person named Yue Guang. He has many friends, and he especially likes to invite friends to come over to have a drink and chat. Once at the banquet, a friend of Yue Guang saw a little snake wriggling in the glass while toasting. Although his friend was frightened, because of his pride, he had no choice but to force himself to drink up the wine. After he got home, he constantly felt like there’s a snake winding around in his stomach. The more he thought about it, the more uncomfortable he felt. He even ended up falling ill because of this!
gé le jǐ rì ，YuèGuǎng tīngwén zhèwèi yǒurén bìngdǎo de xiāoxi ，tèbié dēngmén tànwàng tā 。zài wèn dào bìngyīn de shíhou ，yǒurén biàn jiāng dāngrì yǐnjiǔ shí de qíngkuàng yīwǔyīshí de gàozhī le YuèGuǎng 。YuèGuǎng yī tīng yě mēng le ，huíjiā de lùshang xīnxiǎng ：“wǒ jiālǐ nǎ lái de xiǎo shé ne ？yàoshi zhēn yǒu shé dehuà yě fēiděi zhǎo chūlái ，yàobù zìjǐ zhù de yě tíxīndiàodǎn de ！”yúshì yī huídào jiā biàn zhǎnkāi le bǔ shé xíngdòng 。
A few days later, after Yue Guang heard the news that his friend fell ill, he paid a special visit to his place. When asked about the cause, his friend told him exactly what happened on the day when they were drinking. Yue Guang is so confused when hearing this, and started to think while returning back home. "Where did the little snake come from? If there really is a snake, I have to find it, or else I will be in fear of living there. " So as soon as he got home, he started the snake catching operation.
YuèGuǎng zài jiā zhōng sīláixiǎngqù 、dōngfānxīzhǎo ，zuìhòu zài kètīng yī táitóu biàn kànjiàn qiáng shàng guà le yī zhī gōng ，wānwānqūqū de xiàng tiáo shé shìde 。nǎozhōng tūrán língguāngyìshǎn ，xīnxiǎng ：gāi bùhuì hé zhè zhī gōng yǒuguān ba ？yúshì YuèGuǎng fāhuī le kēxué bànàn de jīngshén ，juédìng lái ge ànqíng chóngzǔ 。
Yue Guang racked his brain and searched everywhere at his place. Finally, he looked up in the living room and saw a bow hanging on the wall. The bow looks twisted like a snake. A light bulb went on in his brain, "Could the bow has something to do with this?" He thought. Then he decided to reorganise the case with the spirit of tackling this case using science.
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