“Since meeting you outside the pass, fate has assigned

“Since meeting you outside the pass, fate has assigned us to different quarters of the world, and I have not been able to pay my respects to you. Touching the death of your noble father, it was owing to the vicious nature of Zhang Kai and due to no fault of Tao Qian. Now while … Read more“Since meeting you outside the pass, fate has assigned

“What does this mean?” said Liu Bei.Tao Qian said, “there is

“What does this mean?” said Liu Bei. Tao Qian said, “there is trouble on every side, and the kingly rule is no longer maintained. You, Sir, are a member of the family and eminently fitted to support them and their prerogatives. I am verging on senility, and I wish to retire in your favor. I … Read more“What does this mean?” said Liu Bei.Tao Qian said, “there is

Kong Rong pressed rewards upon Taishi Ci,

Kong Rong pressed rewards upon Taishi Ci, but he would accept nothing and departed. When his mother saw him, she was pleased at his success saying she rejoiced that he had been able to prove his gratitude, and after this he departed for Yangzhou. Liu Bei went away to his friend Gongsun Zan and laid … Read moreKong Rong pressed rewards upon Taishi Ci,

the victors were welcomed into the city and as soon

the victors were welcomed into the city, and as soon as possible a banquet was prepared in their honor. Mi Zhu was presented to Liu Bei. Mi Zhu related the story of the murder of Cao Song by Zhang Kai, Cao Cao’s vengeful attack on Xuzhou, and his coming to beg for assistance. Liu Bei … Read morethe victors were welcomed into the city and as soon

Thus he got clear away and rode in hot haste to Liu Bei

Thus he got clear away and rode in hot haste to Liu Bei. Taishi Ci reached Pingyuan, and after GREeting his host in proper form he told how Kong Rong was surrounded and had sent him for help. then he presented the letter which Liu Bei read. “And who are you?” asked Liu Bei.   “I … Read moreThus he got clear away and rode in hot haste to Liu Bei

Presently said Taishi Ci, “Give me a thousand soldiers

Presently said Taishi Ci, “Give me a thousand soldiers, and I will go out and drive off these fellows.” “You are a bold warrior, but they are very numerous. It is a serious matter to go out among them,” said Kong Rong. “My mother sent me because of your goodness to her. How shall I … Read morePresently said Taishi Ci, “Give me a thousand soldiers

Kong Rong shouted back, “I am a servant of the GREat Hans

Kong Rong shouted back, “I am a servant of the GREat Hans, entrusted with the safety of their land. Think you I will feed rebels ?” Guan Hai whipped his steed, whirled his sword around his head and rode forward. Zong Bao, one of Kong Rong’s generals, set his spear and rode out to give … Read moreKong Rong shouted back, “I am a servant of the GREat Hans

Presently High Minister Chen Wei visited, to whom Li Ying

Presently High Minister Chen Wei visited, to whom Li Ying told the story of his youthful guest. “He is a wonder, this boy,” said Li Ying, pointing to Kong Rong. Chen Wei replied, “It does not follow that a clever boy grows up into a clever man.” the lad took him up at once saying, … Read morePresently High Minister Chen Wei visited, to whom Li Ying

It was one Mi Zhu who said he knew how to defeat Cao Cao utterly

It was one Mi Zhu who said he knew how to defeat Cao Cao utterly. Mi Zhu came of a wealthy family of merchants in Donghai and trading in Luoyang. One day traveling homeward from that city in a carriage, he met an exquisitely beautiful lady trudging along the road, who asked him to let … Read moreIt was one Mi Zhu who said he knew how to defeat Cao Cao utterly