|The Warlord's Puzzle (English
by Virginia Walton Pilegard
- illustrated by
A fierce warlord
in China receives a ceramic tile as a gift. But instead
of thanking the artiest who made it, the warlord
sentences the man to the land's worst punishment when the
tile is shattered into seven pieces.
proposes that a contest be held. Whoever is clever enough
to put the tiles back together will be asked to live in
the warlord's palace, ... and the artist's life will be
This is the famous
legend of the Chinese Tangrams Kit.