Romance of the Three Kingdoms Volume 1 of 3
Romance of the Three Kingdoms Volume 1 of 3 is the first part in the massive history of the end of the Han dynasty.
first and find out," said Kuan Yu. "If you go I shall feel more at ease," said Yuan-te. So Kuan Yu set out with three companies to reconnoitre. It was then early winter and snow was falling from a gloomy sky. They marched regardless of the snow and came near Wang Chung's camp with arms all ready to attack. Kuan Yu summoned Wang Chung to a parley. "The Minister is here: why do you not surrender?" said Wang Chung. "Beg him to come to the front for I would speak with him," replied Kuan Yu. "Is
time as a wanderer and so came to Hsinyeh where I became good friends with him. But my mother is here and when I thought of all her affection I could no longer remain absent." "Now you will be able to take care of your mother at all times. And I may have the privilege of receiving your instruction." "Hsu Shu then took his leave and hastened to his mother's dwelling. Weeping with emotion he made his obeisance to her at the door of her room. But she was greatly surprised to see him and
back." So Yuan-te agreed, first saying to the boy,"When the master returns, tell him that Liu Pei has been." They rode away. Presently Liu Pei stopped and looked back at the surroundings of the little cottage in the wood. The mountains were picturesque rather than grand, the water clear rather than profound, the plain was level rather than extensive, the woods luxuriant rather than extensive. Gibbons ranged through the trees and cranes waded in the shallow water. The pines and the bamboos vied
here and offer you refreshment after your long and toilsome journey." At this some soldiers brought forward wine and food which they offered kneeling. Chang Sung said,"I am come because the world says Liu Pei is liberal and kindly disposed." After a few cups of wine the two retook the road toward Chingchou, which they neared next day at evening. They went to the guest-house. Here they found a large number of men who received the visitor with the beating of drums and every sign of respect. And
quickly found another steed, seized a spear and mounted. Sun Ts'e, whose charger had been caught by Ch'eng P'u, also mounted, and a confused battle began between the handful of men on one side and a whole company on the other. It swayed and drifted down the hill side. However, soon Chou Yu came to the rescue, and as evening drew on a tempest put an end to the fight. Both sides drew off and returned to camp. Next day Sun Ts'e led his army to the front of Liu Yu's camp and the challenge was