A king was given a peach from the gods, to make him live 9,000 years.
while the peach was being brought to him, a man grabbed it and took a bite.
the king was worried that he would not live 9,000 years
he ate the rest of the peach.
he was killed in a battle at his castle the very next year.
the morale is that even eternal life can not keep you from being killed.