Justice Bao is a familiar figure in annals of Chinese history. Known for his filial piety and wisdom, he is a symbol of justice, fairness, and honesty. As a magistrate during the Song dynasty, Justice Bao oversaw many cases and stood up against corruption. In this story, he decides the fate of a poor woodcutter, accused of stealing from a merchant. The woodcutter returned a purse containing 15 gold coins, but the merchant accuses him of taking 15 extra gold coins as he originally had 30 coins in the purse. To the cheers of the crowd, who know the merchant to be a greedy and dishonest man, Justice Bao rules that since the merchant's purse should contain 30 coins, the one that was returned to him was not the one that he lost. The purse is instead given to the woodcutter.