In the Northern Song Dynasty, when Ouyang Xiu served at the Hanlin Academy, he often traveled out with his colleagues in the hospital. Once, passing a street, a horse was frightened, raised its forefoot, and trampled a dog sleeping on the road (for dogs, it was a real disaster). Ouyang Xiuyi said: "Since we all work in Hanlin Academy, then describe what just happened!"
At this time, an official said: "A dog lies on Tongyu and kills him with a horse's hoof." Ouyang Xiu smiled and said nothing. Another official said: "There was a horse lying on the street with a dog lying. After listening to it, he laughed and said, "You can't finish 10,000 volumes of history if you edit history like this." The two were dissatisfied, so they asked Ouyang Xiu how to describe. When Ouyang Xiu Xu smiled, he said, "Yima kills the dog in the road." The two laughed at each other blushing.
Simple and complicated
Ouyang Xiu recorded one thing in just six words and had to be admired. "Yi Ma", the frightened horse, and "Yi Ma" killed the dog. This is the main body of the incident, "Yu Dao", and named the place where the incident took place. From this story, we can see Jane, the first principle of ancient history.
"Jane" as the name implies is brief and concise. So why do we need history to ask Jane? Mainly because: