There is an old tale involving somebody lending somebody else a gold brick when they were in trouble, and the security of the gold getting them over a period of worry.

 

Then later it turns out that it wasn't really gold.  The moral of the tale is that the confidence, rather than the gold, is what counts.

 

I wonder if anybody can give me a reference to its origina in Chinese.  Ideally I'd like a YouTube of it, but just the Chinese text would be good.

 

Thanks in davance,

 

-dlj.

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I have not yet found that story but here is another about gold that is on Youtube ( in written English ),

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK54whgXdKk    

and here is a Youtube story in Chinese about turning a stone into gold:

It is titled   "Chinese Idiom Stories - Turn a Stone into Gold  点石成金"

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZWDlRr9D_A        

The Chinese story "A glass of pure water" ( Chinese and English subtitles ) is also good:

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YitDlCIJS14     

A link to what some say are the "real" gold bricks used in the streets near palaces:

   http://arts.cultural-china.com/en/84Arts1388.html     

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