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The folks came and comforted him, he said "Well, this is not necessarily a bad thing."
A few days later, his lost horse led a group of Hu's horses back. And then the folks came to congratulate him, but this time, the old man thought it might be a bad thing.
The old man had many good horses, and his son loved riding since he was a child. One day, his son broke his leg when he was riding the horse of Hu. Then, the folks came again to comforted him, well, the old man thought it might be a good thing this time. A few days later, his son avoided entering the war because of his broken leg.
The Chinese-English dictionary gives the explanations about this idiom "塞翁失马，焉知非福 sài wēng shī mǎ, yān zhī fēi fú" as below:
1. A loss, no bad thing.
2. A loss may turn out to be a gain. (sometimes bad things can be turned into good things in a certain condition.)
翁：wēng, old man
焉：yān, how (an ancient Chinese word)
福：fú, blessing/good fortune
Feel free to make 1 or more sentences with this idiom, I'd love to get feedback.
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