As the bus bounced across north Szechwan, Tso Tsen-hwa, tax collector for the Chinese Government, sat squeezed among his fellow passengers and their luggage. Suddenly the brakes screeched. Outside were eight bandits.
The passengers were lined up, stripped of money and valuables. Tso Tsen-hwa was the last man in line. When the bandits reached him, he spoke out: "At last I have caught you! I am the tax collector. You are engaging in business and you are evading taxes!"
Cried the bandits: "We are poor peasants. Ours is a very small business."