In an old Japanese story, several peasents were wrongly accused of the Stealing of one Samurai's Wakizashi. As retribution (for the act he was aware they didn't commit) he was going to send their "limbs to the four". The peasents were tied up, and the Samurai cut into the first one with his katana, and the sword shattered, a pice lodging in his own throat drowning him in his own blood. The peasents had swallowed large stones as their last rasberry to their accuser. The remaining two peasenets were set free. Kinda morbid, but demonstrates Japanese ideals. Revenge can be amusing, and poetry in failure.