A Chinese Biographical Dictionary/Chao Hsi-hsü

154 Chao Hsi-hsü 趙奚恤. Minister to Prince Hsüana of the Ch'u State. The latter enquired one day of his courtiers why Chao was so much feared in the north. "Once upon a time," replied 江乙 Chiang I, "a tiger caught a fox. The fox said, 'Do not eat me. God has made me lord of all the beasts. If you do not believe, I will walk on ahead, and you shall follow; and then you will see.' Of course the other beasts of the field, when they saw the tiger, ran away in terror. Just so the people in the north. They are not afraid of Chao, but of your Highness' soldiers who follow him."