Charlatans are never extinct in the world, and the science of deception has always had many masters.
Among them, some set the stage for thrilling performances, some went to the city to deceive people, claiming to surpass Cicero.
There is such a charlatan, who boasts of being an unparalleled master of eloquence, capable of rendering idiotes, country bumpkins, roughs and fools eloquent.
"Yes, gentlemen, I mean fools, beasts, and donkeys. You can lead the ass to me, the stupidest ass, and I can turn him into a learned master in the black robes of scholars."
When the king heard of this, he hired him as a teacher of rhetoric, and said, "In my stable there is a very energetic Donkey, which I would like to make an orator of."
The swindler immediately replied, "Your majesty, your wish will be granted."
So the cheater got a reward and agreed that the donkey would get the degree in 10 years.
Otherwise, he would rather hang himself in public with a noose around his neck, a pair of donkey ears and his speech written on his back.
A courtiers said to cheat, 10 years later, he must let the orator scaffold, and ground to say: "a man hanged before the execution must be common gracefulness, personable, will hope to those viewing audience, published a paper craft perfect speech, and should be moving and tragic its style should be like some commonly referred to as" thieves "the style of the speaker."
The impostor took up the matter, and said cunningly, "Before this period of study is over, either the sovereign, or I, or the donkey, may die."
The swindler's words had to overcome his courtiers. Yeah! A long ten-year study period is absurd, because in that time one of the three must die, and courtiers can only hope that the one who dies is a charlatan.