Richard Wilhelm (10 May 1873 – 2 Mar 1930) was a German sinologist, theologian, and missionary. He lived in China for 25 years, became fluent in spoken and written Chinese, and grew to love and admire the Chinese people. He is best remembered for his translations of philosophical works and collecting Chinese folk tales, fables and fairy tales. His translation of the I Ching is still regarded as one of the finest, as is his translation of The Secret of the Golden Flower. "The Little Hunting Dog" is a Chinese fairy tale, included by Richard Wilhelm into the Chinese Fairy book. It revolves around a scholar. He found little comfort in company of fellow humans, thought they were too noisy. So he settled in solitude in Buddhist temple, but even there he was not able to find desired silence. Once he was resting on his bed after dinner, when suddenly two little knights with plumes in their helmets rode into the room, thus beginning scholar’s unusual day.