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乃成,平公引弓而射,不穿一札,平公怒,将殺弓人弓人之
妻請見,曰,繁人之子,弓人之妻也,願有謁於君,平公見之,
妻曰,君聞昔者公劉之行乎,羊牛踐葭葦,惻然為
民痛之,恩及草木,豈欲殺不辜者乎,秦穆公有盗食其駿
馬之肉,反飲之以酒,楚莊王臣援其夫人之衣而絶纓,
與飲大樂,此三君者,仁著於天下,卒享其報,名垂至今,昔
帝堯茅茨不剪,采椽不斵,土階三等,猶以為為之者勞,居
之者逸也,今妾之夫治造此弓,其為之亦勞,其幹生於太
山之阿,一日三覩隂,三覩陽,傅以燕牛之角,纒以荊麋之
筋,糊以阿魚之膠,此四者,皆天下之妙選也,而君不能以
穿一札,是君之不能射也,而反欲殺妾之夫,不亦謬乎,妾
聞射之道,左手如拒,右手如附枝,右手發之,左手不知,此

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