Apparently, this is the original story for the reason people attach much importance to irises on the occasion of Boys festival on Mary 5th: A strange old man said he would obtain immortality by eating irises. But right after he said that he disappeared into thin air. Stories from ancient China about mountain hermits with psychic powers are very interesting. Now I remember that decades ago my teacher wrote a passage as a model for me to practice from an ancient Chinese poem that features an old man with green hair. At that time, I instantly thought I would write the whole poem. But a long, long time has passed since then without my performance.
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