曲突徙薪

客有過主人者,見其竈直突,傍有積薪。客謂主人更為曲突,遠徙其薪;不者,且有火患。主人嘿然不應。

俄而家果失火;鄰里共救之,幸而得息。於是殺牛置酒,謝其鄰人;灼爛者在於上行,餘各以功次坐,而不錄言曲突者。

人謂主人曰:「鄉使聽客人之言,不費牛酒,終亡火患。今論功而請賓,曲突徙薪亡恩澤,燋頭爛額為上客耶?」主人迺寤而請之。

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