1. The duke of Sheh informed Confucius,
saying, 'Among us here there are those who may be styled upright in their
conduct. If their father have stolen a sheep, they will bear witness to the
2. Confucius said, 'Among us, in our part of
the country, those who are upright are different from this. The father conceals
the misconduct of the son, and the son conceals the misconduct of the father.
Uprightness is to be found in this.'