A wave of fierce wrath rolled up in Lu Bu. Banging the table he shouted and roared. His host ostentatiously tried to calm him, saying, “I forgot myself. I should not have spoken like that. Do not be so angry, I pray!” “I will kill the wretch, I swear it! In no other way can I wash away my shame.” “No, no! Do not say such a thing,” said Wang Yun, putting his hand over the other’s mouth. “You will bring trouble on poor me and my family.”   “When one is born GREat, one cannot be patient for long under another person’s domination,” said LuRead More →

Just introduce a woman, Conspiracies succeed;Of soldiers, or their weapons, There really is no need. They fought their bloody battles, And doughty deeds were done;But in a garden summer house The victory was won. the order was given to journey to Meiwo, and the whole body of officers assembled to add luster to the start. Diao Chan, from her carriage, saw Lu Bu among the crowd. She at once dropped her eyes and assumed an appearance of deepest melancholy. After the cavalcade started and when her carriage had almost disappeared in the distance, the disappointed lover reined in his steed on a mount whence heRead More →

 “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.   Dong Zhuo plucked it from her hand and, throwing his arms about her, and cried, “I was only joking!”   She lay back on his breast hiding her face and sobbing bitterly.   “This is the doing of that Li Ru,” said she. “He is much too thick with Lu Bu. HeRead More →

the person who collided with the irate Dong Zhuo was his most trusty adviser Li Ru. Li Ru had not fallen in spite of the shock and at once scrambled to help Dong Zhuo to regain his feet and led him inside to the library, where they sat down. “What were you coming about?” said Dong Zhuo. “Happening to be passing your gates, I heard that you had gone into your private garden to look for your adopted son. then came Lu Bu running and crying out that you wanted to kill him, and I was coming in as fast as I could to intercedeRead More →

Shisun Rui said, “the moment is favorable. The Emperor has just recovered from his illness, and we can dispatch an able talker to Meiwo to persuade Dong Zhuo to come here to discuss affairs. Meanwhile we will obtain a secret decree as authority for Lu Bu to lay an ambush just inside the Palace gates to kill Dong Zhuo as he enters. This is the best plan to adopt.” “But who would dare to go?” said Huang Wan. “Li Su, General of the Imperial Tiger Army, would go. He belongs to the same region as Lu Bu and is very angry with the Prime MinisterRead More →

A wave of fierce wrath rolled up in Lu Bu. Banging the table he shouted and roared. His host ostentatiously tried to calm him, saying, “I forgot myself. I should not have spoken like that. Do not be so angry, I pray!” “I will kill the wretch, I swear it! In no other way can I wash away my shame.” “No, no! Do not say such a thing,” said Wang Yun, putting his hand over the other’s mouth. “You will bring trouble on poor me and my family.”   “When one is born GREat, one cannot be patient for long under another person’s domination,” said LuRead More →

the order was given to journey to Meiwo, and the whole body of officers assembled to add luster to the start. Diao Chan, from her carriage, saw Lu Bu among the crowd. She at once dropped her eyes and assumed an appearance of deepest melancholy. After the cavalcade started and when her carriage had almost disappeared in the distance, the disappointed lover reined in his steed on a mount whence he could watch the dust that rose around it. Unutterable sadness filled his heart. Suddenly a voice said, “Why do you not accompany the Prime Minister, General, instead of standing here and sighing?” It wasRead More →

“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.   Dong Zhuo plucked it from her hand and, throwing his arms about her, and cried, “I was only joking!”   She lay back on his breast hiding her face and sobbing bitterly.   “This is the doing of that Li Ru,” said she. “He is much too thick with Lu Bu. HeRead More →

the person who collided with the irate Dong Zhuo was his most trusty adviser Li Ru. Li Ru had not fallen in spite of the shock and at once scrambled to help Dong Zhuo to regain his feet and led him inside to the library, where they sat down. “What were you coming about?” said Dong Zhuo. “Happening to be passing your gates, I heard that you had gone into your private garden to look for your adopted son. then came Lu Bu running and crying out that you wanted to kill him, and I was coming in as fast as I could to intercedeRead More →

Thus speaking she seized the curving rail and started into the lily pond. Lu Bu caught her in his strong arms and wept as he held her close. “I knew it: I always knew your heart,” he sobbed. “Only we never had a chance to speak.” She threw her arms about Lu Bu. “If I cannot be your wife in this life, I will in the ages to come,” she whispered. “If I do not marry you in this life, I am no hero,” said he. “Every day is a year long. O pity me! Rescue me! My lord!”   “I have only stolen away forRead More →