Chinese story-volunteer one's services-mao sui zi jian-毛遂自荐
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In the ninth year of King Xiaocheng of Zhao in the Warring States Period, Qin troops attacked Zhao.
Zhàn guó shí zhào xiào chéng wáng jiǔ nián ， qín bīng gōng dǎ zhào guó ，
King Xiaocheng of Zhao ordered the king of Pingyuan, Zhao Sheng, to go to the state of Chu for help.
zhào xiào chéng wàng mìng lìng píng yuán jūn zhào shèng dào chǔ guó qù qiú jiù ，
Plain king's doorman Maosui volunteered to go with him.
píng yuán jūn de mén kè máo suì zhǔ dòng zì jiàn suí tóng qián qù 。
Lord Pingyuan negotiated with the king of Chu for a long time without success.
píng yuán jūn yù chǔ wàng tán pàn bàn tiān méi yǒu chéng xiào ，
Maosui go to the palace, sword in hand, to state the stakes,
máo suì shǒu ná bǎo jiàn zǒu shàng gōng diàn ， chén shù lì hài guān xì ，
Finally, the king of Chu was moved to jointly fight against the invasion of Qin.
zhōng yú dǎ dòng chǔ wàng chū bīng lián hé kàng jī qín guó de qīn lüè。