King Helter was Emperor of the Northern Darkness. King Skelter was Emperor of the Southern Abyss. They often got together in the home of their friend King Chaos, Emperor of the Central Region.
King Helter and King Skelter had seven holes in their bodies, just like people, to see and hear and eat and breath. But King Chaos was formless.
One day King Helter said to King Skelter: “It’s very generous of King Chaos to always be our host when we all get together. We should try to do something nice for him to show our appreciation.”
"I agree," said King Skelter. "I’ve always thought it a shame that King Chaos doesn’t have the seven orifices like all else under Heaven. Let’s bore him some."
So each day, they bored a hole into King Chaos.
On the seventh day, as the seventh hole was bored, King Chaos vanished.
- Chuang Tzu (circa. 3rd-2nd centuries BCE)