The Man Who Pretended he could Play Reed Pipes
When Prince Xuan of Qi called for reed pipe music, he would have three hundred men playing at the same time. Then a scholar named Nanguo asked for a place in the orchestra, and the prince, taking a fancy to him, gave him a salary large enough to feed several hundred men.
After Prince Xuan's death, however, Prince Min came to the throne, and he liked solo performances.
There upon the scholar fled.
Han Fei Zi