Xi Shi was a famous beauty of the State of Yue during the Spring and Autumn Period.
Among Xi Shi’s neighbours there was a very ugly woman whom everyone disliked and called “Dong Shi”.
Dong Shi was very jealous of Xi Shi’s beauty, but there was nothing she could do about it. She could only imitate Xi Shi in every way.https://www.ienglishcn.com/
One day, Xi Shi felt pain in her heart, and called a doctor for treatment. Having taken the medicine, Xi Shi went out of her house for a stroll. After taking a few steps, she felt a spasm of pain in her heart. Quickly pressing her bosom, she sat down with knitted brows in a chair in the garden.
Dong Shi saw Xi Shi after long expectation, but she didn’t know Xi Shi was ill. She only felt that Xi Shi looked exceptionally beautiful that day.’Therefore, she imitated Xi Shi by pressing her bosom and deliberately knitting her brows to attract people’s attention.
Seeing her ugly and grotesque appearance, all the passers-by gave her a wide berth.