How a king trusts his minister

Duke Huan’s famous minister.

Duke Huan of Ch’i 683-641 b.c.

Perhaps this nature appeared again in Duke Huan, who was wont to say, “Let Kuan Chung know.” His attendants replied, “is it so easy to rule, if Kuan Chung is always the first and second word? ” The duke rejoined, “Before I had secured the services of Kuan Chung, I was in the greatest difficulties, now, after I have got him, I find everything easy.” When Duke Huan had taken Kuan Chung into his service, he left the affairs to him, entrusted him with the administration, and did not trouble any more about it.

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