The stable being burned down, when he was at court, on his return he said, "Has any man been hurt?" He did not ask about the horses.
When the prince sent him a gift of cooked meat, he would adjust his mat, first taste it, and then give it away to others;
When the prince sent him a gift of undressed meat, he would have it cooked, and offer it to the spirits of his ancestors;
When the prince sent him a gift of a living animal, he would keep it alive.
When he was in attendance on the prince and joining in the entertainment, the prince only sacrificed, He first tasted everything.
When he was ill and the prince came to visit him, he had his head to the east, made his court robes be spread over him, and drew his girdle across them.
When the prince's order called him, without waiting for his carriage to be yoked, he went at once.
When he entered the ancestral temple of the state, he asked about everything.
When any of his friends died, if had no relations, so could be depended on for the necessary offices, he would say, "I will bury him."
When a friend sent him a present, though it might be a carriage and horses, he did not bow, The only present for which he bowed was that of the flesh of sacrifice.