‘Master and Slaves’, from ‘Vietnamese folk-tales. Satire and Humor’, TheGioi Publishes, 2010.
“Back from an inspection tour of his ricefields, the rich man was perspiring. Sinking into an armchair, he ordered his servant-boy to fan him. – Quicker! Quicker! – he would shout from time to time, to prevent the child from slackening his peace. A half-hour later, he heaved a sigh of wonder: – Marvelous! No more sweat on my back! The little boy gasped an answer: – Master! It has moved to mine.” Searching for one more vietnamese folk tale?