Chen Wang Ting 陳王廷 – Part 26
From then on Jiang Fa 蔣發 stayed with Chen Wang Ting 陳王廷. Whenever they met anyone, Chen Wang Ting told them that Jiang Fa worked for him and so people called him Jiang Ba Shi 蔣把式, Ba Shi 把式 is a very trusted and dependable employee. After a while, no one asked who he was anymore. However, Chen Wang Ting treated Jiang Fa like a brother, like family, particularly when there was no one else around. In the old times, in China, employees would not sit, eat or walk with their employer. They would always stand next to their employer, eat at a different table and walk behind them. Jiang Fa was very smart and he knew how to behave. He also liked helping Chen Wang Ting and picked up how to do all the jobs on the farm. He helped Chen Wang Ting a lot.
The two of them got along very well and were just like close brothers. When Chen Wang Ting was working on his Taijiquan skill, Jiang Fa would sometimes help out, but Jiang Fa knew that Chen Wang Ting’s level of skill was particularly high. When Chen Wang Ting pointed out a rabbit in the field, Jiang Fa caught it, buy an eagle swooped down and took the rabbit. Chen Wang Ting jumped up a snatched the rabbit back from the eagle. Both men laughed a lot, but Jiang Fa was very impressed by that feat!
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