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《郭使君》

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1 郭使君:
江陵有郭七郎者,其家资产甚殷,乃楚城富民之首。江淮河朔间,悉有贾客仗其货买易往来者。乾符初年,有一贾者在京都,久无音信。郭氏子自往访之,既相遇,尽获所有,仅五六万缗。生躭悦烟花。迷于饮博,三数年后,用过太半。是时唐季,朝政多邪,生乃输数百万于鬻爵者门,以白丁易得横州刺史,遂决还乡。时渚宫新罹王仙芝寇盗,里闾人物,与昔日殊。生归旧居,都无舍宇,访其骨肉,数日方知。弟妹遇兵乱已亡,独母与一二奴婢,处于数间茅舍之下。囊槖荡空。旦夕以纫针为业。生之行李间,犹有二三千缗,缘兹复得苏息,乃佣舟与母赴秩。过长沙,入湘江,次永州北江。墂有佛寺名兜率,是夕宿于斯,结缆于大槦树下。夜半。忽大风雨。波飜岸崩。树卧枕舟,舟不胜而沉。生与一梢工。拽母“母”原作“舟”。据陈校本改。登岸,仅以获免。其馀婢仆生计。悉漂于怒浪。迟明,投于僧室,母氏以惊得疾,数日而殒。生慞惶,驰往零陵,告州牧。州牧为之殡葬。且复赠遗之。既丁忧,遂寓居永郡。孤且贫,又无亲识,日夕厄于冻馁。生少小素涉于江湖,颇熟风水间事,遂与往来舟船执梢,以求衣食。永州市人,呼为捉梢郭使君,自是状貌异昔,共篙工之党无别矣。出《南楚新闻》

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