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CHAPTER 70. Zhang Fei Takes Wakou Pass By Tactics; Huang Zhong Captures Tiandang Mountain By Stratagem.

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Zhang He’s army, with which he felt so sure of
victory, consisted of thirty thousand troops, and they
were in three camps—Camp Dangqu, Camp
Mengtou, and Camp Dangshi—which were protected
by the hills. When Zhang He marched, he left half
the soldiers in each camp as defenders.
The news soon reached Baxi, and Zhang Fei
called in his colleague Lei Tong to give his opinion.
Lei Tong said, “The country is bad and the hills
full of danger in the area of Langzhong; let us lay an
ambush. You, O General, go out to give battle, and I
will help you by a sudden and unexpected attack.
We ought to get Zhang He.”
Whereupon Zhang Fei gave five thousand troops
to Lei Tong, and himself led out ten thousand troops
to a point ten miles from Langzhong. Having set
them in order, he rode out and challenge Zhang He
to single combat. Zhang He galloped out to meet
him.
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After the thirtieth or so bout, Zhang He’s ranks
suddenly began to shout and soon showed signs of
confusion. The reason was the appearance of the
banners of Shu from the cover of some hills. Zhang
He dared not continue to fight, and he fled. Zhang
Fei pursued him. Lei Tong also appeared in his road
and attacked, and so, with enemies on both sides,
Zhang He forced his way out and lost the day. Both
Zhang Fei and Lei Tong continued to smite him,
even into the night, till he got back to his camp at
Dangqu.
Zhang He reverted to his old plan of defending
the three camps, rolling down logs and hurling
stones. But he remained behind his defenses. Zhang
Fei made a camp three miles off.
Next day Zhang Fei went forth and offered battle,
but Zhang He took no notice. Zhang He ascended to
the summit of the hill and drank wine to the
accompaniment of trumpets and drums, but he
would not fight. Zhang Fei bade his soldiers shout
insults, but these had no effect. Lei Tong was sent
up the hill, but the rolling logs and hurtling stones
forced him to retire. Then the defenders of the other
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two camps came out to the attack, and Lei Tong was
discomfited.
Next day Zhang Fei again offered battle, but there
was no response. Again the soldiers yelled every
form of insult, but Zhang He from the hill top only
replied by similar abuse.
Zhang Fei was at his wits’ ends; and this game
was played for more than fifty days.
Then Zhang Fei made a strong stockade just in
front of the hill, and therein he sat day after day
drinking till he became half drunk. And when he was
so, he reviled his opponent.
About this time Liu Bei sent gifts to the army, and
when the messenger went back, he told Liu Bei that
his brother was giving himself over to wine. This
made Liu Bei anxious, so he lost no time in asking
advice from Zhuge Liang.
Zhuge Liang was jocular, saying, “Since that is
so, let us send him fifty vessels of the best brew of
Chengdu. He probably has but poor stuff in the
camp.”
“But he has always had a weakness for wine, and
he has failed because of it. Yet you would encourage
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him to drink by sending him more wine?”
“My lord, is it that you do not understand your
brother even after all these years? He is brave and
steady, yet when we first invaded the Western Land
of Rivers, he released Yan Yan, which was not what
a mere brave would have done. He is face to face
with Zhang He, and has been for nearly two months,
and day after day he drinks and rages and insults his
enemy openly. He treats Zhang He with most perfect
contempt. But this is not only the wine−cup; it is a
deep plan to get the better of Zhang He.”
“This may be so,” replied Liu Bei, “but let us not
rely upon it too much. Let Wei Yan go to help him.”
Zhuge Liang sent Wei Yan with the wine, and the
carts set out, each flying a yellow flag with a writing
in large characters: “Fine Wine for the Frontier
Army”.
When Wei Yan reached the army, he handed
over the wine, which he said was a gift from the Lord
of Shu. And Zhang Fei received it with due respect.
Zhang Fei told Wei Yan and Lei Tong each to
take a thousand troops and move out on the two
wings, ready to act when they saw a red flag
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displayed. And then he had the wine laid out and
called up some soldiers to drink with a great display
of flags and a rolling of drums.
The spies reported all these doings on the
hill−top, and Zhang He came out to look for himself.
There he saw his opponent drinking, and two of the
soldiers were boxing before Zhang Fei for his
amusement.
“He despises me too much,” said Zhang He.
And Zhang He gave orders to prepare for a night
attack on the enemy camp. His own troops in Camp
Dangqu should do the raiding, and those from Camp
Mengtou and Camp Dangshi were to support them.
There was little moon that night, and Zhang He
took advantage of the obscurity to steal down the
side of the hill. He got quite close to the enemy camp
and stood for a time looking at Zhang Fei sitting amid
a blaze of lamps and drinking. Suddenly Zhang He
dashed forward with a yell, and at the same moment
his drums on the hill−top rolled out their defiance.
Zhang Fei never stirred. Zhang He rushed at him
and delivered a mighty thrust with his spear. Zhang
Fei toppled over—it was a Zhang Fei of straw. Zhang
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He checked and turned his steed. At that moment he
heard a string of detonations, and a warrior
appeared before him barring his way. It was the real
Zhang Fei, as the round head and thundering voice
speedily made manifest.
With the octane−serpent halberd set, Zhang Fei
rode toward Zhang He. The two warriors fought
many bouts under the gleaming lights. No help came
to Zhang He. In vain he yearned for the assistance,
which the two camps were to bring him. He did not
know that his reinforcements had been driven back
by Wei Yan and Lei Tong, and that the two camps,
Mengtou and Dangshi, were now in possession of
his enemies. As the help did not come, Zhang He
was powerless; and, to add to his discomfiture, the
glare of fire out in the moutains of Dangqu told him of
the seizure of his third camp by Zhang Fei’s rear
force. Nothing could be done, and Zhang He cut an
arterial alley, forced out of the press, and fled to
Wakou Pass. The victory was all to Zhang Fei.
The news of the success delighted Liu Bei, and
he knew then that Zhang Fei’s drinking had been
part of a stratagem to entice his enemy into the open
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and defeat them. Zhang He reached Wakou Pass,
but with the loss of two−thirds of his army of thirty
thousand troops. He stood on defense and sent
urgent messages to Cao Hong to come to his
rescue.
Cao Hong angrily replied, “He disobeyed my
orders and marched; he has lost an important point
and now he sends to me for help!”
While refusing aid, Cao Hong sent to urge his
colleague to go out and fight. But Zhang He too
greatly feared. At length Zhang He decided upon a
plan of action. He sent out two parties into ambush
and said to them, “I will pretend defeat and fly. They
will follow and you can cut off their retreat.”
When he did march out, he met Lei Tong. The
two engaged in battle and Zhang He presently ran
away. Lei Tong pursued and fell into the ambush.
Then Zhang He returned and slew Lei Tong. His
troops went back and told Zhang Fei, who came up
to provoke another fight. Zhang He again tried his
stratagem, but Zhang Fei did not pursue. Again and
again the ruse was tried, but Zhang Fei knew it was
only a ruse and simply retired to his own camp.
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He said to Wei Yan, “Zhang He has compassed
the death of Lei Tong by leading him into an
ambush, and he wants to inveigle me into another.
What say you to meeting trick with trick?”
“But how?” said Wei Yan.
“Tomorrow I will lead the army forward, you
following me with some reliable soldiers. When his
army come out from their ambush, you can smite
them, sending half your men against each party. We
will secretly fill the by−roads with loads of
combustibles, entice the enemy among them and
start a fire. In the confusion, I shall try to capture
Zhang He. So will we avenge our comrade’s death.”
So Zhang Fei went out, and Zhang He’s troops
came and began to fight. After a half score bouts,
Zhang He ran away, and this time Zhang Fei
pursued. Zhang He, now fleeing, now stopping to
exchange a blow or two, led Zhang Fei through the
hills to a valley. Here, suddenly changing front, he
halted, made a camp, and offered battle.
It was now the time when Zhang He expected his
hidden troops to appear and surround Zhang Fei.
But none appeared. He knew not that his ambush
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had been broken up by Wei Yan’s army and driven
into the valley where the road was filled with
cartloads of combustibles, and that the valley even
then was all aflame.
Then Zhang Fei came to the attack, and the rout
was complete. Zhang He, fighting desperately, got
through to the Wakou Pass and there mustered the
remnant of his force. He strengthened the position
and remained behind his ramparts.
Zhang Fei and Wei Yan then tried to take the
Pass, but day after day they failed. Zhang Fei,
seeing no hope of success, retired seven miles and
bivouacked. From this point he sent out scouts under
Wei Yan to explore the country. While going along,
they observed some burden−bearers, men and
women, going up a very retired path, pulling down
the creepers, and pushing aside the grasses.
“That is the way to take Wakou Pass,” cried
Zhang Fei, pointing with his whip to the wayfarers.
He ordered his soldiers not to scare the people,
but to call a few gently and bring them to him. They
soon had several standing before their leader, who
spoke to them kindly and put them at ease.
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“Whence come you?” asked Zhang Fei. “We
belong to Hanzhong and are going home. We heard
that you were out fighting and the high road to
Langzhong was blockaded, and so we have come
across the Mist Torrent and Zitong Mountains and
down River Guijin. We are going to our homes in
Hanzhong.”
“Can one reach Wakou Pass by this road? And
how far is it?”
The country people replied, “A small road leads
past to the rear of the Pass from Zitong Mountains.”
For this piece of information Zhang Fei rewarded
them by taking them into his camp and giving them a
good meal. Then he sent off Wei Yan to make a
frontal attack on the Pass, while he himself with five
hundred light horse attacked it from the rear by way
of Mount Zitong.
Zhang He was grieved and disappointed that Cao
Hong sent no help, and the news of Wei Yan’s attack
only added to his sorrow. But he girded on his armor
and was about to ride out when they told him that
fires had started at half a dozen places behind the
Pass. They most likely indicated soldiers. However,
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he went out to meet them, and, to his horror, when
the flags opened out, his eyes fell on the figure of
Zhang Fei. Away he ran along a by−road.
But his steed was not fast, and as Zhang Fei
pressed him close, Zhang He dismounted and ran up
the mountain side. So Zhang He escaped. He had,
however, some ten followers, and it was a small and
dejected party that presently found its way into
Nanzheng. He saw Cao Hong, and Cao Hong was
very angry at his plight.
“I told you not to go, but you were willful. And you
gave in your written pledge. You have lost all your
soldiers, yet you do not commit suicide. What will
you do next?”
Cao Hong ordered the lictors to put Zhang He to
death. But Marching General Guo Huai, interceded.
“An army is easily raised; a leader is hard to find.
Though Zhang He is guilty, he is a great favorite with
our prince. I think you should spare him. Rather give
him command of another army and send him to take
Jiameng Pass and so hold up the soldiers at all the
stations. Hanzhong will be tranquil of its own accord.
If he fails a second time, you can punish him for both
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faults.”
Cao Hong was satisfied to do this, and instead of
dealing with his fault, he gave Zhang He five
thousand troops and told him to take the Pass.
The Commanders of the Pass were Meng Da and
Huo Jun. They were at variance—Meng Da desiring
to go out to meet Zhang He, but Huo Jun being in
favor of defense. Meng Da being set on having his
way went out, gave battle, and was defeated. Huo
Jun reported this to the capital, where Liu Bei at
once called in the Directing Instructor to ask advice.
Zhuge Liang assembled all the chief generals into
the hall.
“Jiameng Pass is in danger; we must get Zhang
Fei from Langzhong to drive off Zhang He,” said
Zhuge Liang.
Fa Zheng replied, “Zhang Fei is encamped at
Wakou Pass, and Langzhong is no less important
than Jiameng Pass. I do not think he should be
recalled. Choose one among the generals to go and
defeat Zhang He.”
Zhuge Liang laughed, “Zhang He is renowned in
Wei; no ordinary leader will avail. Zhang Fei is the
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only man to send, the only one equal to the task.”
Then among the generals one started up crying
angrily, “Instructor, why do you thus despise us? I
will use what little skill I have in slaying our enemy
and will lay his head at the foot of our standard.”
The speaker was Veteran General Huang Zhong,
and all eyes centered on him.
“Friend Huang Zhong, you are bold enough, but
what about your age? I fear you are no match for
Zhang He.”
Huang Zhong’s white beard bristled, and he said,
“I know I am old. But these two arms can still pull the
four−hundred−fifty−pound bow, and the vigor of my
body is not yet departed. Am I not strong enough to
meet such a poor thing as Zhang He?”
“General, you are nearly seventy; can you still
hold you are not aged?”
Huang Zhong tore down the hall. Seizing one of
the great swords off the rack, he whirled it as if it
flew. And the stiffest bow that hung on the wall, he
pulled till it snapped.
“Well, if you will go, who will second you?” said
Zhuge Liang.
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“I would prefer Veteran General Yan Yan. And if
there is the least anxiety, well, here is this hoary
head.”
Liu Bei was pleased to let these two go to fight
Zhang He. However, Zhao Yun put in a protest.
“Zhang He has already got through Jiameng
Pass, so that the fighting will be no child’s play, and
the loss of that Pass endangers the whole of
Yiazhou. It is no task to set to a couple of old men.”
Replied Zhuge Liang, “You regard the two as too
old and stupid to succeed, but I think the attainment
of Hanzhong depends upon these two.”
Zhao Yun and many others sniggered as they
went from the hall; they did not agree with Zhuge
Liang.
In due course the two Veteran Generals arrived at
the Pass. At sight of them, Meng Da and Huo Jun,
the defenders of the Pass, laughed in their hearts,
thinking: “Zhuge Liang has slipped up in his
calculations in sending such a pair of dotards on
such an important mission.”
Huang Zhong said to Yan Yan, “You see the
behavior of these people? They are laughing at us
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because we are old. Now we will do something that
will win admiration from all the world.”
“I should be glad to hear your orders,” replied Yan
Yan.
The two generals came to a decision how to act.
Huang Zhong led his army down below to meet
Zhang He in the open plain. Both drew up their array.
When Zhang He rode out and saw his venerable
opponent, he laughed in his face.
“You must be very old, and yet you are
unashamed to go into the battle, eh?” said Zhang
He.
“You menial!” replied the veteran. “Do you
despise me for my age? You will find my good
sword, however, young enough.”
So he urged forward his steed and rode at Zhang
He. The two chargers met and a score of bouts were
fought. Then suddenly a great shouting came from
the rear. Yan Yan had come up and fallen upon the
rear portion of Zhang He’s army. Thus attacked on
two sides, Zhang He was defeated. The pursuit did
not cease with nightfall, and Zhang He was driven
back near thirty miles. Contented with this success,
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Huang Zhong and Yan Yan went into their camp,
where they rested their soldiers for a time.
When Cao Hong heard of Zhang He’s new defeat,
he was going to exact the penalty. But Guo Huai
persuaded him to forbear.
“If he is pressed too hard, he may take refuge in
Shu,” said Guo Huai. “Rather send him help. You will
thus keep a hold over him and prevent his
desertion.”
Wherefore Xiahou Shang and Han Hao were sent
with reinforcements. Xiahou Shang was a nephew of
Xiahou Dun, and Han Hao was the brother of Han
Xuan, the late Governor of Changsha. They had five
thousand troops.
The two generals soon reached Zhang He, and
asked how now the situation was going.
“That old man Huang Zhong is really a hero;” said
Zhang He, “and with Yan Yan’s help he is very
formidable.”
“When I was at Changsha, I heard the old man
was very fierce. He and Wei Yan yielded the city to
Liu Bei and killed my own brother. Now that I shall
meet him, I can have my revenge,” said Han Hao.
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So he and Xiahou Shang led out the new army.
Now, by means of spies Huang Zhong had got a
thorough knowledge of the country, and Yan Yan
said, “Hereabout there is a mountain named
Tiandang Mountain wherein Cao Hong has stored
his supplies. If we can gain its possession, we shall
reduce the enemy to want and we shall get
Hanzhong.”
Huang Zhong replied, “I think so, too, and so let
us do so and so.”
Yan Yan agreed with him and marched off with a
body of troops to carry out his part in the stratagem.
At news of the coming of new armies, Huang
Zhong marched out to meet them. He found Han
Hao in front of his array, and Han Hao began to
abuse the veteran, shouting out, “Disgraceful old
ruffian!”
Then Han Hao whipped up his steed and set his
spear at Huang Zhong. Xiahou Shang also rode out
and took part in the combat. The veteran held them
both at bay for some half score bouts and then fled.
They pursued him for seven miles, when they
reached and seized his camp. Huang Zhong,
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however, quickly made another defense of
brushwood. Next day Xiahou Shang and Han Hao
renewed the pursuit, which ended with the capture of
the temporary camp of the day before. And they had
advanced seven miles further. Then they called upon
Zhang He to protect the rear camp. When Zhang He
came up, he dissuaded them from continuing.
“Huang Zhong has retreated before you for two
days; there is some deep stratagem behind this,”
said Zhang He.
Xiahou Shang scoffed at him, saying, “You are
such a coward that you have been defeated many
times. Now say no more, but let us accomplish
something.”
Zhang He retired much mortified and shamed.
Next day the two generals again went out to battle,
and again Huang Zhong fled from them for seven
miles. The two generals pursued as quickly as they
could. The day after, Huang Zhong fled without any
pretense of showing fight, except at short intervals.
He got to Jiameng Pass and went on the defensive.
The pursuers knocked at the very gate of the Pass
and made a camp close by.
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Then Meng Da secretly wrote to Liu Bei that
Huang Zhong had been repeatedly defeated and
now was in the Pass and unable to go out. Liu Bei
became alarmed and consulted Zhuge Liang, who
said, “The old general is making the enemy
over−confident—to their ultimate destruction.”
But Zhao Yun did not share this opinion, nor did
many others, and Liu Bei decided to send Liu Feng
to reinforce his aged general. The young man came
to the Pass and saw Huang Zhong, who asked him,
“General, what makes you come here?”
“My father heard that you have sustained several
defeats, and he has sent me,” said Liu Feng.
“But I am only employing the ruse of leading on
the enemy,” said Huang Zhong, smiling. “You will
see tonight that in one battle I shall regain all the
camps and capture their supplies and many horses. I
have only lent the camps to them to store their
supplies. Tonight I shall leave Huo Jun to guard the
Pass, while General Meng Da will gather up the
spoils for us. Now, young Sir, you shall see the
destruction of the enemy.”
That same night, at the second watch, Huang
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Zhong left the Pass with five thousand troops. But
now Xiahou Shang and Han Hao, seeing no move
from the Pass for many days, had become careless
and so their camps were unable to resist. Their
troops had no time to don their armors or to saddle
their horses. All the leaders did was to flee for their
lives, while their troops trampled each other down
and were killed in great numbers. All three camps
were recovered by dawn, and in them were found all
sorts of military equipment. Horses and their
caparisons also fell to the victors, and all the booty
was carried off by Meng Da and stored in the Pass.
Huang Zhong pressed on his victory. Liu Feng
ventured to say, “Our soldiers need repose.”
“Can you seize the tiger’s whelps without going
into the tiger’s den?” cried Huang Zhong. And he
urged on his steed. The soldiers also were eager.
Zhang He’s own army was thrown into confusion
by the flying men from the defeated armies, and he
could not maintain his station, but was forced to
retreat. They abandoned all their stockades and
rushed to the bank of River Han.
Then Zhang He sought the two generals who had
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brought about the misfortune and said to them, “This
is Tiandang Mountain, where our stores are. Close
by is Micang Mountain. The two mountains are the
very source of life of the Hanzhong army. Lose them
and Hanzhong is gone too. We must see to their
security.”
Xiahou Shang said, “My uncle, Xiahou Yuan, will
look out for the defense of Micang Mountain, which
is next to his station at Dingjun Mountain; there need
be no anxiety about that. And my brother, Xiahou
De, guards Tiandang Mountain. Let us go to him and
help to protect that.”
Zhang He and the two generals set out at once.
They reached the mountain and told Xiahou De all
that had happened.
“I have one hundred thousand troops in camp
here,” replied he. “You may take some of them and
recover your lost camps.”
“No,” replied Zhang He. “The only proper course
is to defend.” Almost as they spoke the rolling of
drums and the clang of gongs were heard, and the
look−outs came to say that Huang Zhong was near.
“The old ruffian does not know much of the art of
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war; after all,” said Xiahou De with a laugh, “he is
only a brave.”
“Be not mistaken; he is crafty and not only bold,”
said Zhang He.
“This move is against the rules and not at all
crafty. He is worn from a long march and his soldiers
are fatigued, and they are deep in an enemy’s
country.”
“Nevertheless, be careful how you attack,” said
Zhang He. “You would still do well to depend upon
defense only.”
“Give me three thousand good soldiers, and I will
cut him to pieces,” cried Han Hao.
They told off the three companies for him, and
down he went into the plain. As he approached,
Huang Zhong arrayed his army.
Liu Feng put in a note of warning, saying, “The
sun is setting, and our men are weary. Let us retire
for the fight tomorrow.”
But Huang Zhong paid little attention, saying, “I
do not hold with your objections. This is the one
God−given opportunity to make good, and it would
be a sin not to take it.”
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So saying, the drums rolled for a great attack.
Han Hao came forward with his troops, and the aged
general went toward him whirling his sword. In the
first encounter Han Hao fell. At this the soldiers of
Shu gave a yell and went away up the hill,
whereupon Zhang He and Xiahou Shang hastily
moved out to withstand them. But a great red glare
sprang into the sky from behind the hill, and a
shouting arose. Hastily Xiahou De led off his troops
to meet the danger there and went straight into the
arms of Yan Yan. The Veteran General’s arm rose,
the sword fell, and Xiahou De dropped from his
steed to rise no more.
This ambush, into which the dead general had
rushed, had been carefully prepared by Huang
Zhong, who had sent Yan Yan away before he
marched himself and given Yan Yan orders what to
do. It was the brushwood that Yan Yan’s men had
spent the time in collecting that now sent forth the
flames reaching up to the heavens and filling the
valleys.
Yan Yan, after slaying Xiahou De, came round
the hill to aid in the attack so that the defenders were
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taken both in front and rear. They could do nothing
and presently left the battlefield and rushed toward
Dingjun Mountain to seek refuge with Xiahou Yuan.
Meanwhile the victors took steps to hold the
position they had won and sent the good news of
victory to Capital Chengdu. And when the news
arrived, Liu Bei called together all his officers to
rejoice.
Then said Fa Zheng, “Not long ago Zhang Lu
submitted to Cao Cao, and thereby Cao Cao got
possession of Hanzhong quite easily. Instead of
following up this by an advance westward, he left two
generals to guard it and went south. That was a
mistake. Now, my lord, do not make a mistake
yourself, but take advantage of the present favorable
position, with Zhang He newly defeated and
Tiandang Mountain captured, to attack Hanzhong
and you will have it at once. Once that is yours, you
can train your army and amass supplies ready for a
stroke against the arch−rebel himself. This
God−given advantage will be confirmed to you and
you should not miss it.” Both Liu Bei and Zhuge
Liang saw the wisdom of this scheme and prepared
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to act. Zhao Yun and Zhang Fei were to lead the
van, while Liu Bei with Zhuge Liang commanded the
main army of one hundred thousand troops. A day
was chosen to set out, and orders were sent to
everyone to keep careful guard for Yiazhou.
It was a certain auspicious day in the seventh
month of the twenty−third year that the army
marched (AD 218). Reaching Jiameng Pass, Huang
Zhong and Yan Yan were summoned and well
rewarded for their services.
Liu Bei said to Huang Zhong, “People said you
were old, General, but the Directing Instructor of the
army know you better than they, and you have
rendered amazing service. Still, Dingjun Mountain is
yet to be captured, and it is both a great central store
and a major defense of Nanzheng. If we could get
Dingjun Mountain, we could be quite easy about the
whole region of Hanzhong. Think you that you are
equal to taking Dingjun Mountain?”
To this harangue of Liu Bei, the veteran nobly
answered that he was willing to try and was ready to
start when they would.
Said Zhuge Liang hastily, “Do not be hasty. You
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are brave enough, General, but Xiahou Yuan is a
man of different stamp from Zhang He. Xiahou Yuan
is a real strategist and tactician; so much so that Cao
Cao relies upon him as his defense against Xiliang. It
was he who was set to defend Changan when
threatened by Ma Chao. Now he is in Hanzhong, and
Cao Cao puts his whole confidence in him and his
skill as a leader. You have overcome Zhang He, but
it is not certain you will conquer this man. I think I
must send down to Jingzhou for Guan Yu for this
task.”
Huang Zhong hotly replied, “Old Lian Po was
eighty years old and yet he ate a bushel of rice and
ten pounds of flesh, so that his vigor frightened the
nobles and not one dared encroach upon the
borders of the state of Zhao. I am not yet seventy.
You call me old, O Instructor; then I will not take any
helper, but go out simply with my own three
thousand troops, and we will lay Xiahou Yuan’s head
at your feet.”
Zhuge Liang refused to allow him to go; Huang
Zhong insisted. At last Zhuge Liang consented, but
said he would send an overseer.
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They put upon his mettle the man who was to go,
Youth’s vigor may be lesser worth than age’s
powers, we know.
The next chapter will tell who the overseer was.
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