“Suppose I send you to him,” said Dong Zhuo. Stunned, she pleaded with tears, “What have thy handmaid done？ My honor of serving only Your Highness could not bear being given to a mere underling！ Never！ I would rather die.” And with this she snatched down a dagger hanging on the wall to kill herself.Continue reading “Suppose I send you to him,” said Dong Zhuo.
On one occasion Dong Zhuo spread a GREat feast for all those assembled to witness his departure； and while it was in progress, there arrived a large number of rebels from the north who had voluntarily surrendered. The tyrant had them brought before him as he sat at table and meted out to them wantonContinue reading On one occasion Dong Zhuo spread a GREat feast for all
“But you are now in his service. We shall surely meet again,” said Liu Bei. Both men wept freely as they separated. Now Yuan Shu in Nanyang, hearing that his brother had come into Jizhou, sent to beg a thousand horses. The request was refused and enmity sprang up between the brothers. Yuan Shu alsoContinue reading “But you are now in his service. We shall surely meet again,
Gongsun Zan replied, “Formerly you were regarded as loyal and public spirited, and we chose you chief of the confederacy. Now your deeds prove you cruel and base and wolf-hearted in behavior. How can you look the world in the face？” “Who will capture him？” cried Yuan Shao in a rage. At once Wen ChouContinue reading Gongsun Zan replied, “Formerly you were regarded
Liu Biao was friends with all these. He had three famous persons who helped him in the government of his region. They were Kuai Liang and Kuai Yue from Yanping, and Cai Mao from Xiangyang. When Yuan Shao’s letter detailing the fault of Sun Jian arrived, Liu Biao ordered Kuai Yue and Cai Mao withContinue reading Liu Biao was friends with all these. He had three famous persons
Bian He of the state of Chu （circa BC 800） found a jadestone in Jing Mountains and presented it to two Chu kings, but he was sentenced to amputation of both feet because the stone was thought as fake. When a new king took the throne, Bian He tried once more, and this time theContinue reading Bian He of the state of Chu （circa BC 800） found a jadestone
Cao Cao all wet pushed on. Dawn was near. they went on another ten miles and then sat down to rest under a precipice. Suddenly loud shouting was heard and a party of horse appeared. It was Governor Xu Rong who had forded the river higher up. Just at this moment Xiahou Dun and XiahouContinue reading Cao Cao all wet pushed on. Dawn was near. they went on another
Speaking to Dong Zhuo, Li Ru pointed out, “We are short of money and food, and the rich people of Luoyang could be easily plundered. This is a good occasion to link them to the rebels and to confiscate their properties.” Dong Zhuo sent five thousand troops out to plunder and slay. they captured manyContinue reading “We are short of money and food, and the rich people of Luoyang could
the fighting then ceased, and after their return to camp another council met. Cao Cao said, “No one can stand against the prowess of Lu Bu. Let us call up all the lords and evolve some good plan. If only Lu Bu were taken, Dong Zhuo could easily be killed.” While the council was inContinue reading the fighting then ceased, and after their return to camp another
“Who dares go out to give battle？” said Yuan Shao. “I will go,” said Yu She, a renown general of Yuan Shu, stepping forward. So Yu She went, and almost immediately one came back to say that Yu She had fallen in the third bout of Hua Xiong. Fear began to lay its cold handContinue reading “Who dares go out to give battle？” said Yuan Shao.