Even in ancient times people noticed that life is full of vicissitudes and every act can lead to the most unexpected consequences. So, a certain scientist who succeeded in the capital examinations, reporting this in a letter to his wife, rashly joked that they were bored in solitude and took a concubine. His wife joked in return: bored and married. Their letters fell into the wrong hands, everything was understood seriously, it reached the emperor – and the scientist lost his high post. Here’s a joke! But our story is about something else. Some Liu was not fated by fate. Every day his business went worse: he was completely impoverished. From his first wife, Mrs. Wang, he had no children. Even before he was completely ruined, he took a second wife into the house. All three lived in love and harmony and hoped for better times. Once at the birthday of his father-in-law, the father of his first wife, they started talking about the plight of the family. The father-in-law lent fifteen bundles of coins to his son-in-law, so that he opened the trade, and ordered his daughter to stay in the parental home, until her husband’s business is settled. He took Liu money and went to the second wife, who was guarding the house. On the way, he turned to a friend to consult how best to dispose of money, and drank too much. He came home under a bit of humbug, and on the question of his second wife, take it and bryakni: they say, he sold you to one person, so he received a deposit.