Wei Fu not only loves the law, he respects it, which is more than those lazy students of his. When one of his students shows an interest, Wei Fu befriends him, answers his questions.
Too many of his questions.
Until Wei Fu finds himself contemplating breaking the law himself, until an old, true friend steps in to help.
This short story is set in Tang dynasty China. It is a prequel to The Curious Case of Rabbit and the Temple Goddess.