Nine Dragon Screen
The Legend of the Broken Tile
If you look carefully at each individual dragon, you will find something unusual about the screen. The third dragon from the left is a slightly different colour at the bottom. Legend has it that the day before Emperor QianLong's inspection, one tile (located at the bottom of the third dragon) suddenly fell down and broke into many pieces.
Because there was very little time left, and everyone would be beheaded if one part was left broken, as a last resort a carpenter made a wooden one to look exactly like the original. Fortunately, the emperor did not discover the discrepancy and the lives of all the craftsmen were saved.
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