The Healing Poison

The Healing Poison

A long time ago, a girl named Li-Li got married and went to live with her husband and mother-in-law. In a very short time, Li-Li found that she couldn’t get along with her mother-in-law at all. Their personalities were very different, and Li-Li was angered by many of her mother-in-law’s habits. In addition, she criticized Li-Li constantly. Days passed days, and weeks passed weeks. Li-Li and her other-in-law never stopped arguing and fighting. But what made the situation even worse was that, according to ancient Chinese tradition, Li-Li had to bow to her mother-in-law and obey her every wish.

All the anger and unhappiness in the house was causing the poor husband great distress. Finally, Li-Li could not stand her mother-in-law’s bad temper and dictatorship any longer, and she decided to do something about it.

Li-Li went to see her father’s good friend, Mr. Huang, who sold herbs. She told him the situation and asked if he would give her some poison so that she could solve the problem once and for all. Mr. Huang thought for a while, and finally said, Li-Li, I will help you solve your problem, but you must listen to me and obey what I tell you. Li-Li said, “Yes, Mr. Huang, I will do whatever you tell me to do.”

Mr. Huang went into the back room, and returned in a few minutes with a package of herbs. He told Li-Li, “You can’t use a quick-acting poison to get rid of your mother-in-law, because that would cause people to become suspicious. Therefore, I have given you a number of herbs that will slowly build up poison in her body. Every other day prepare some pork or chicken and put a little of these herbs in her serving. Now, in order to make sure that nobody suspects you when she dies, you must be very careful to act very friendly towards her. Don’t argue with her, obey her every wish, and treat her like a queen.”

Li-Li was so happy. She thanked Mr. Huang and hurried home to start her plot of murdering her mother-in-law. Weeks went by, and months went by, and every other day, Li-Li served the specially treated food to her mother-in-law. She remembered what Mr. Huang had said about avoiding suspicion, so she controlled her temper, obeyed her mother-in-law and treated her like her own mother. After six months had passed, the whole household had changed. Li-Li had practiced controlling her temper so much that she found that she almost never got mad or upset. She hadn’t had an argument in six months with her mother-in-law, who now seemed much kinder and easier to get along with. The mother-in-law’s attitude toward Li-Li has also changed, and she began to love Li-Li like her own daughter. She kept telling friends and relatives that Li-Li was the best daughter-in-law one could ever find. Li-Li and her mother-in-law were now treating each other like a real mother and daughter. Li-Li’s husband was very happy to see what was happening.

One day, Li-Li came to see Mr. Huang and asked for his help again. She said, “Dear Mr Huang, please help me to keep the poison from killing my mother-in-law! She has changed into such a nice woman, and I love her like my own mother. I do not want her to die because of the poison I gave her.”

Mr. Huang smiled and nodded his head. “Li-Li, there’s nothing to worry about. I never gave you any poison. The herbs I gave you were vitamins to improve her health. The only poison was in your mind and your attitude toward her, but that has been all washed away by the love which you gave to her.”


20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kikilabotz
    Mar 09, 2011 @ 05:06:09

    tignan mo nga namiss ko magbasa ng mga post mo^_^ galing talga ng mga storya


  2. geylii
    Mar 09, 2011 @ 07:31:50

    whoah!! aylabet! .. tama, The only poison was in your mind and your attitude toward her, but that has been all washed away by the love which you gave to her.


    • missbroken
      Mar 09, 2011 @ 08:24:18

      yep-yep… *nod-nod*… di ba ang saya… na control na nya temper nya, nagbati pa sila ng mother in law nya… it’s like hitting birds with one stone.. ahahaha.. tama?

      p.s… gey… cute ang avatar mo.. ahehehe.. love mo din si Donald? bakit akap ka nya?


  3. Neutral Universe
    Mar 09, 2011 @ 07:34:48

    Very interesting blog you got here. I hope you don’t mind my subscribing.


  4. Gillian
    Mar 09, 2011 @ 13:42:05

    hi roxie!! nakoi bag o blog. whee!! hehe check it out! one warning lang: it contains explicit content. 😀 ehehe


  5. Blotspace
    Mar 10, 2011 @ 03:12:02

    Great one. While reading this post, I’m reminded of my latest article. It’s about giving poison to someone. Nevermind about that. First time here ate rox. Good day.


  6. cinco
    Mar 14, 2011 @ 06:16:36

    sinubukan ko na din ang poison, pero hindi naman tumalad, siguro kulang lang sa dasal. hahaha


  7. Yvarro
    Mar 27, 2011 @ 05:58:26

    you wrote this story?… (astig!!!) nakakatuwa.. galing.. hehehe…

    hmn.. nilason ni mr. huwang ung bitterness sa puso ni Li-Li.. hehehe…


  8. Pong
    Mar 27, 2011 @ 12:23:54

    namiss ko din magpunta dito!


  9. aubu22
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 14:50:30



  10. jka photography
    Apr 18, 2011 @ 18:38:01

    Joseph Requerme ito ate rox. Emo ka talaga. certified. Great blog actually.


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