A Chinese Biographical Dictionary/Chao Tzŭ

191 Chao Tzŭ 趙咨. 3rd cent. A.D. An officer of the Wu State, who was sent by Sun Ch'üan as ambassador to Ts'ao P'ei. When asked by the latter how many able men they had in the Wu State, he replied that of really able men there were about eighty or ninety, while such men as himself might be measured by cartloads or bushelfuls.