At six years old, Lu Ji visited the chief minister of the land, who offered the boy delicious oranges. The boy ate two. He waited until nobody was looking and slipped three oranges into his robe, but the oranges rolled out, falling to the floor. The minister asked why the boy had stolen the fruit. Lu Ji answered that his mother loved oranges but couldn’t afford to buy them. The minister was impressed by the six-year-old’s concern for his mother’s happiness and instructed his staff to give his family the entire plate of fruit.