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画龙点睛【huà lóng diǎn jīng】

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In the Northern and Southern Dynasties, there was an artist called Zengyao Zhang. It is said that he painted four dragons on the wall of a temple, yet all of them have no eyes. People asked him why, and he answered, “The dragons will fly away if they have eyes.” People thought he was lying, so he has to paint eyes for two of the dragons. Suddenly the sky was thundering and lightning, and two dragons flew away. People were shocked by his painting skill, after that, there were only two dragons with no eyes left on the wall. 

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*If you are interested in Chinese folk tales or ghosts stories, have a look at: https://chinesestoriesfolktales.quora.com 

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