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CHAPTER 84. Lu Xun Burns All Consecutive Camps; Zhuge Liang Plans The Eight−Array Maze.

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The last chapter closed with the report that the
First Ruler had shifted camp in search of cool shade,
and the news was very welcome to Lu Xun. He went
forthwith to assure himself of the truth of the report
and observe the new position. A level plain lay at his
feet, whereon he saw something short of ten
thousand Shu troops, the greater part of whom
appeared invalids. On the banner of their leader he
read the name “Van Leader Wu Ban”.
“We consider these troops children,” said Zhou
Tai. “Let me and General Han Dang go out and
smite them. I will give the formal guarantee of
victory.”
The Commander−in−Chief made no reply, but
remained gazing out before him. Presently he said,
“It seems to me that an air of slaughter is rising over
there from that valley; surely there is an ambush
there. These poor troops in the foreground are
nothing but a bait. No, Gentlemen; do not leave your
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positions.”
Those who heard this took it only as another
proof of the imbecility of their pedant commander.
Next day Wu Ban’s soldiers approached closer
and challenged to battle, swaggering about and
brandishing their weapons and shouting volleys of
abuse without end. They manifested contempt by
throwing off their armor and clothing and moving to
and fro with the utmost carelessness, bare bodies
and naked forms, blatantly unready to fight. Some
even sat or lay asleep.
Xu Sheng and Ding Feng came to the
commander’s tent to complain, saying, “Those Shu
soldiers despise us so much. Let us go out and
punish them!”
But Lu Xun only smiled, saying, “You see
everything from the point of view of brute courage.
You seem not to know the principles of war laid
down by Sun Zi and Wu Qi. This display is only
meant to entice us into fight. You will see the
pretense yourselves in about three days.”
“In three days the change of camp will be
complete, and the enemy will be too strongly posted
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for our success,” said they.
“I am just letting them move their camp.”
Xu Sheng and Ding Feng left the tent also
sniggering. But on the third day the officers were
assembled at a look−out point whence they saw that
Wu’s army had left.
“There is still a deadly look over the valley,” said
Lu Xun. “Liu Bei will soon appear.”
Very soon they saw a whole army all well
accoutered pass across the field escorting the First
Ruler. And the sight took away all their courage.
“That is why I would not listen to those of you who
wanted to fight Wu Ban,” said Lu Xun. “Now that the
ambush has been withdrawn, we can settle them in
about ten days.”
“The proper time to attack was when they began
to transfer their camp. Now they are fully established
with encampments stretching two hundred miles.
Having spent seven or eight months in strengthening
where they might be attacked, will it not be difficult to
destroy them?” said they.
“I see you do not understand how to carry on war.
This man Liu Bei is a capable and crafty man. When
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he first started on this expedition his methods were
of the best, and he kept to them for a long time, so
we gave him no chance against us. When his troops
are worn out and his thoughts cease to be clear, that
will be our day to attack.”
At last they agreed with their chief.
The general discoursed on war,
According to the book;
Right craftily the bait for whales
Was put upon the hook.
When kingdoms three were carved out,
Though famous men were many,
Lu Xun of Wu
At least stands high as any.
Lu Xun had already had the plan whereby the
Shu army was to be crushed, and at this stage he
wrote to the Prince of Wu in full details, even naming
a day for the victory.
“We have found another remarkably able leader,”
said the Prince, “and I have no further anxiety. They
all said he was a useless pedant, and only I knew
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better. Reading this letter shows him nothing at all of
a pedant.”
Then the Prince of Wu mustered the remainder of
his soldiers to hold in reserve.
Meanwhile the First Ruler had sent orders to
hasten the marines down the river and take up
stations along the banks deep in the territory of Wu.
However, Huang Quan spoke against this,
saying, “It is easy enough for the ships to go a down,
but how about returning? Let me make the first
advance, and Your Majesty may follow. That will
make it more than probable that nothing will go
wrong.”
“Those Wu enemy are afraid,” objected the ruler,
“and I want to make a dash at them. Where is the
difficulty?”
Though many others had spoken against the
proposal, the First Ruler did not give up the notion of
going into the forefront of the attack. Then dividing
the army into two portions, he placed Huang Quan in
command on the North of the Great River, to keep a
watch on Wei, while he commanded on the South of
the Great River. They made encampments and
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stations along the bank.
The spies of Wei duly reported these doings to
the Ruler of Wei: “Shu marches against Wu, erecting
forty base camps along two hundred miles of woods
and hills. Moreover, the Ruler of Shu places Huang
Quan in command of the North of the Great River.
Huang Quan’s marines patrolled as far as thirty miles
daily. We do not know their intention.”
The Ruler of Wei laughed aloud when he heard
the details of the long line of camps and the
encampments among the trees and all this. “Liu Bei
is going to be defeated,” said he.
“How do you know?” asked his courtiers.
“Because Liu Bei does not know how to wage
war. How can he beat off an enemy along a front of
two hundred miles? The maxims of war forbid to
camp in open plains, among marshes, amid
precipitous heights and obstacles. He will be
defeated at the hand of Lu Xun, and we shall hear of
it in about ten days.”
His officers felt more than doubtful and entreated
their master to prepare an army.
But the Ruler of Wei replied, “If successful, Lu
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Xun will lead all his force westward into the Western
Land of Rivers, and his country will be defenseless. I
shall pretend to send an army to help. I shall send
them in three divisions, and I shall overcome Wu
easily.”
They all bowed acquiescence and approval. Then
orders went out appointing Cao Ren to lead an army
out by Ruxu, Cao Xiu to take a second out by
Dongkou, and Cao Zhen to command a third to go
through Nanjun, and the three armies were to
combine on a given date for a sudden attack on Wu.
The Ruler of Wei would himself bring up the
reinforcement in this southern campaign.
Reaching Chengdu, Ma Liang lost no time in
seeing the Prime Minister and presenting the plan of
the armies as they were in the field.
“Now the forces are on both sides of the Great
River extending along a front of two hundred miles,
with forty stations, each beside a mountain stream or
in a pleasantly shaded forest. At our lord’s command,
I prepared this map, and he sent me to ask your
opinion.”
“Who advised such an arrangement? He ought to
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be put to death, whoever it was,” cried Zhuge Liang
sorrowfully, tapping the table at his side.
“It is entirely our lord’s own work; no other had
any hand in it,” said Ma Liang.
“The life and energy of the Hans are done
indeed,” said Zhuge Liang. “He has committed those
very faults which the rules of the Art of War lay down
as to be particularly avoided. The camps are made
where free movement is impossible, and nothing can
save him if the enemy use fire. Beside, what defense
is possible along a two−hundred−mile front? Disaster
is at hand, and Lu Xun sees it all, which explains his
obstinate refusal to come out into the open. Go back
as quickly as you can and tell our lord that this will
not do, that it must be changed at once.”
“But if I am too late—if Wu has already attacked
and won—, what then?”
“The enemy will not dare to follow up their victory
by a march on Chengdu. So this capital is secure.”
“Why will they not?”
“Wei is behind their back; that is why. Our lord will
be compelled to shelter in Baidicheng. I have already
placed ten thousand troops in hiding at Fishbelly
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Creek.”
“Have you? I have been up and down that creek
three or four times without seeing a soldier. I do not
see the reason of telling lies to me,” said Ma Liang.
“You will see; do not ask so many questions.”
With the precious instructions which he had
persuaded Zhuge Liang to draw up, Ma Liang
hastened back to the imperial camp, while Zhuge
Liang went to the capital to prepare a relief
expedition.
The soldiers of Shu had become slack and idle
and no longer maintained adequate defense,
wherefore Lu Xun perceived that his moment had
arrived, and called his generals to his tent to receive
orders.
“There has been no fighting since I received our
lord’s command. I have spent the time in acquiring a
knowledge of the enemy. As a preliminary operation
I want to capture a camp on the south bank. Who
volunteers?”
Out stepped Han Dang and Zhou Tai and Ling
Tong, all three at once, each crying that he wanted
t o b e s e n t . B u t t h e y w e r e s e n t b a c k ; t h e
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Commander−in−Chief did not want any of them.
Then he called up the junior general, Chunyu
Dan, and said, “You will take the fourth camp on the
south side; you may have five thousand troops. The
commander of the post is Fu Tong. I shall support
you.”
When Chunyu Dan had gone, Lu Xun summoned
Xu Sheng and Ding Feng and said, “Each of you will
take three thousand troops and bivouac two miles
from the camp, so that if your colleague is repulsed
and pursued, you can rescue him.”
Chunyu Dan marched between the lights and
reached the camp he was to capture just after the
third watch. His drums rolled, and he attacked at
once. The defenders came out led by Fu Tong, who,
spear ready to thrust, rode straight toward the leader
of the attack and forced him back. Suddenly there
arose the roll of other drums, and a cohort under
Zhao Rong barred the way. Chunyu Dan turned off
along another road, escaping with loss of many
troops.
But he was not yet safe. Some distance farther he
ran against the Mang tribesmen leader Shamo Ke.
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However, Chunyu Dan avoided him also and went
on his way, pursued now by three parties. Soon he
reached the spot two miles from the camp, and here
the two leaders of Shu—Xu Sheng and Ding Feng—,
who had been placed ready to afford succor, came
out and stopped the pursuit. When the enemy had
retired, Chunyu Dan was escorted back to camp.
He was wounded, and with the arrow still
undrawn he appeared before Lu Xun and apologized
for his failure.
“ I t w a s n o f a u l t o f y o u r s ; ” s a i d t h e
Commander−in−Chief, “I wanted to test the force of
our enemy. My plan of attack is quite ready.”
“The enemy is very strong and will not be easily
overcome,” said Xu Sheng and Ding Feng. “We have
now suffered great loss to no purpose.”
“This plan of mine would not hoodwink Zhuge
Liang, but happily he is not here. His absence will
allow me to score a great success.”
Then he summoned his generals to receive
orders: “Zhu Ran is to lead the marine force. He is to
advance next day afternoon, when the southeast
wind will serve. His ships are laden with reeds and
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straw, which are to be used as ordered. Han Dang is
to attack the north bank, Zhou Tai the south. Each
soldier, in addition to his weapons, is to carry a
bundle of straw or reeds, with sulfur and saltpeter
hidden therein, and each has a piece of tinder. They
are to advance, and, when they reach the Shu
camps, they are to start a conflagration. But they are
to burn only alternate camps, twenty in all, leaving
the others untouched. They are to advance and only
stop if they capture Liu Bei.” The leaders received
the orders and so set out.
The First Ruler was in his own camp, pondering
over a plan to destroy the armies of Wu, when
suddenly the staff that bore the great standard in
front of his own tent fell over and lay on the ground.
There was no wind to account for this, so he turned
to Cheng Ji and asked what it might portend.
“It means only one thing, that the troops of Wu
will raid the camp tonight,” said Cheng Ji.
“They will not dare after the slaughter of
yesterday.”
“But suppose that was only a reconnaissance;
what then?”
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Just then a report came in that some troops of
Wu could be seen, very far off, going along the hills
eastward.
“They are soldiers meant to put us in confusion,”
said the First Ruler. “Tell the generals not to move,
but let Guan Xing and Zhang Bao, with a small
mounted force, go out to reconnoiter.”
It was dusk when these two returned, and they
then reported: “Fire is seen among the camps on the
north bank.”
The Emperor hastily bade Guan Xing go to the
north camps and Zhang Bao to the south to find out
what was really happening. And they started.
About the middle of the first watch the wind got up
and blew strong from the east. Then fire arose from
the camp on the left of the First Ruler’s own. He was
starting to extinguish this flame when another fire
began in the camp on his right. With the aid of the
strong breeze both fires became fierce, and soon the
trees caught. A confused roar showed the gathering
strength of the fire. The soldiers of the burning
camps were rushing into the First Ruler’s own camp
to escape the fire, and in their confusion they
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trampled on each other, so that many died.
Behind them came the troops of Wu bent on
slaughter. Ignorant of how many they might be, the
First Ruler mounted and dashed for Feng Xi’s camp,
but that also was in flames, which seemed to rise to
the very sky. By this time flames were rising from
both sides of the river, so that everything was as
visible as by day.
Feng Xi leaped to his horse and fled, followed by
a few of his mounted troops. This small force ran
against the soldiers of Wu under Xu Sheng. A melee
ensued, thereupon the First Ruler turned and
galloped west. Xu Sheng then left Feng Xi and went
in pursuit. Presently the Emperor saw a party of
soldiers in the way and became greatly alarmed.
This was Ding Feng’s army, and the First Ruler
was between two foes. In his terror he saw no
possibility of safety, no road was open. Just at this
moment another cohort broke through to his side and
rescued him. The leader was Zhang Bao, and he led
the Imperial Guards, who fled, taking the First Ruler
with them. As they marched along, they fell in with
another force of Shu; the leader was Fu Tong, and
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he joined up with them. The Wu army was still
following when the fugitives reached Saddle Hill. The
two leaders, Zhang Bao and Fu Tong, were urging
their lord to go to the top of this out of immediate
danger. Soon Lu Xun arrived with his army and
began to surround the hill. Zhang Bao and Fu Tong
held the road up the hill and kept the enemy from
ascending. From the summit could be seen flames
all around, and the First Ruler witnessed the corpses
of his soldiers lay about in heaps or floated in the
streams.
Next day, the soldiers of Wu set themselves to
firing the hill. The First Ruler’s remaining escort fled
for their lives like rats, and their lord was in despair.
Suddenly he saw a general followed by a few
horsemen cutting an arterial alley through and
coming up the hill. As he drew nearer the Emperor
recognized Guan Xing.
Guan Xing quickly leapt down, prostrated himself
and said, “Your Majesty, the fire is gaining all round,
and this place is not safe. I request you to try to
reach Baidicheng, and as many as possible will
gather there.”
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“Who will dare stay behind to keep off the
enemy?” said the First Ruler.
Fu Tong volunteered, saying, “I will fight to death
to guard the rear!”
It was dusk when they started. Guan Xing led the
way. They got their lord safely down the hill and
away. As soon as the troops of Wu noticed the flight,
they pressed forward, each anxious to gain kudos by
the capture of the Emperor’s person. Great armies of
Wu, blotting out the sky and hiding the earth, went
westward in pursuit.
The First Ruler ordered his soldiers to make fires
of their clothing and other things in the road so as to
hinder pursuit.
Zhu Ran marched up from the river to try to
intercept the flight, and the noise of his drums was
terrifying. The First Ruler thought there was no
possibility of escape from this force, and cried, “This
is the end!”
His two nephews dashed to the front to try to cut
a way through, but returned wounded and bleeding.
And the noise of the pursuers came constantly
nearer as they found their way along the valleys.
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About the first glimpse of dawn the case seemed
quite desperate. But just at the worst they saw Zhu
Ran’s soldiers suddenly begin to break up and
scatter, tumbling into streams and rolling down
precipices. Soon the reason was evident: a fearsome
general leading a cohort came to their relief.
Once again the First Ruler was rescued from
pressing danger, and this time the rescuer was Zhao
Yun. He had been in Jiangzhou, and news of the
straits of his lord had reached him there. He had set
out forthwith. Then he had seen the glow of the
burnings and had marched toward it. And thus he
had arrived just at the moment to save his master
when danger was most imminent.
As soon as Lu Xun heard that Zhao Yun had
appeared, he ordered his troops to stop pursuit and
retire. Zhao Yun happening upon Zhu Ran, engaged
him forthwith and in the first encounter slew Zhu Ran
with a spear thrust. And so the army of Wu were
dispersed and retired, and the First Ruler got safely
to the wall of Baidicheng.
But on the way thither his thoughts went back to
his companions in misfortune, and he inquired after
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them anxiously.
“Though I am safe, how about the other generals
and soldiers?” asked the First Ruler.
“The pursuers are close upon us, and we cannot
wait for anything,” said Zhao Yun. “I wish Your
Majesty to get into the city as quickly as possible;
and while you are reposing yourself, we may try to
rescue some of the leaders.”
When the First Ruler entered Baidicheng, he was
in sore straits, only having about a hundred men left.
A poet wrote concerning this victory of Lu Xun:
He grips the spear, he kindles fire, the camps are
swept away.
Liu Bei to White Emperor City flees, lonely and
sad today.
But Lu Xun’s meteoric fame now shoots through
Shu and Wei,
For bookish people the Prince of Wu has naught
but good to say.
But Fu Tong, who commanded the rearguard,
was surrounded by the enemy in all eight directions.
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Ding Feng shouted to him, “You would better
surrender. Many of the soldiers of Shu have fallen,
more have surrendered, and your lord is a prisoner.
You have no hope against us with your scanty force.”
But Fu Tong replied, “Shall I, a servant of Han,
give in to the cure of Wu?”
Undaunted, he rode at his opponents and fought
many bouts. But his strength and valor availed
naught; struggle as he would, he could not make his
way out. And so he fell among his enemies.
A poem celebrates his valiancy:
Wu, at Yiling, strove with Shu,
Flames, not swords, used crafty Lu Xun.
Worthy of a place among
Han’s bold generals is Fu Tong.
The Minister Cheng Ji, having got clear of the
battle, rode swiftly to the river bank and called to the
marines to join in the battle. They landed, but were
soon scattered.
One of Cheng Ji’s generals shouted to him: “The
soldiers of Wu are upon us; let find a way to escape.”
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But Cheng Ji shouted back, “Since I first followed
my lord, I have never yet turned my back upon the
foe.”
The enemy surrounded Cheng Ji, and, as he
could do no more, he took his sword and slew
himself.
Noble among the warriors of Shu was Cheng Ji,
He kept his sword for the service of his prince.
When danger pressed near he wavered not,
Wherefore his fame remains forever bright.
Now Wu Ban and Zhang Nan had been besieging
Yiling. Then came Feng Xi and told of the need of
their lord, and they led off their army to rescue him.
Whereupon Sun Huan was set free as Lu Xun had
foretold would happen.
As soon as Sun Huan was free, he set off in
pursuit of Feng Xi and Zhang Nan. These two
marched until they met an army of Wu face to face,
and so were between two forces. A desperate battle
was fought, and both these generals perished
therein.
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Feng Xi was loyal without peer.
Zhang Nan was righteous, few have equaled him.
In battle on the flaming shore they died,
And the histories record their deeds.
Wu Ban broke through. He was pursued, but he
luckily fell in with Zhao Yun and got safely to
Baidicheng.
The Mang tribesmen King Shamo Ke was flying
from the battle field when he met Zhou Tai, who slew
him after a short fight. The two Shu generals Du Lu
and Liu Ning surrendered to Wu, as did many
soldiers. Of the stores and weapons in the camps of
Shu nothing was saved.
When the story of the disaster to Shu reached the
Southern Land, and with it the report that the First
Ruler had been killed in battle, Lady Sun gave way
to wild grief. She rode down to the river bank and,
gazing westward, wept and lamented. Then she
threw herself into the stream and was drowned.
Posterity erected a temple on the shore called “The
Shrine of the Bold Beauty,” and one who described it
wrote a poem:
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The Ruler, defeated, fled to Baidicheng,
Through thunderous tiding, Lady Sun committed
suicide.
Today the water still flows by the carved stone
To show where and why this heroine died.
There could be no question that this exploit
brought tremendous glory to Lu Xun. Anxious to
push his advantage as far as possible, he led his
exultant army westward. But as he drew near to Kui
Pass, he suddenly pulled up his horse, remarking
that he saw an aura of death about the mountain
side in front.
“We may not yet advance farther; I suspect an
ambush.”
So they retreated three miles and camped in a
wide open space. And the army was arrayed ready
against any sudden attack. Meanwhile, scouts were
sent out. They returned reporting no soldiers. Lu Xun
doubted and went up to the summit of a hill whence
he could see over the country. The aura was still
visible to him, and so he dispatched other people to
spy. But he received the same report; not a soldier,
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not a horse.
Still, as the sun got lower and lower in the west,
he saw the same appearance accentuated, and he
began to feel grave doubts. He sent a confidant to
look once more. This man came back, saying,
“There is not a single soldier, but I have noticed on
the river bank nearly a hundred heaps of boulders.”
The Commander−in−Chief, still doubting, called in
several of the natives and questioned them about the
stones.
“Who put them there? Why did they look so
ghastly?” asked Lu Xun.
“We do not know. This place is called Fishbelly
Creek. When Zhuge Liang was going west into the
Lands of Rivers, he came along here with a lot of
soldiers and heaped up the boulders like that above
the Sandy Rapid. We have seen vapors rising from
the boulders; they seemed to come from inside
them.”
Lu Xun decided to go and look at these boulders
himself. So he rode off, with a small escort. Looked
down from a declivity, the stones were evidently
arranged with a design related to the eight points of
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the compass. There were doors and door−sills and
lintels.
“This looks likely to drive a person out of his
senses;” he said, “I wonder whether it is any good.”
They rode down with intent to examine the
mysterious arrangement more closely and went in
among the stones.
Presently one of the escort called attention to the
increasing darkness and said, “The sun is setting; we
ought to be returning to camp.”
But as Lu Xun glanced round to look for an exit, a
sudden squall came on and the dust whirled up,
obscuring both sky and earth. And in the swirl the
stones reared themselves up like steep mountains,
pointed like swords, and the dust and sand shaped
themselves into waves and hillocks one behind the
other. The roar of the boiling river was as the drums
before a battle.
“This is some trick of Zhuge Liang,” said Lu Xun
in a scared voice, “and I have been caught.”
He would go out, but he had quite lost his way
and could find no exit. As he stopped to consider
what he should do, an old man suddenly appeared,
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who said, “Does the General wish to go out?”
“I greatly desire that you would pilot me out, O
Elder,” replied he.
Leaning on his staff, the old man led the way and
with quiet dignity conducted Lu Xun outside. He had
no difficulty in finding his way and paused not a
single instant. When they were once again on the
slope, Lu Xun asked his aged guide who he was.
“I am Zhuge Liang’s father−in−law; my name is
Huang Chenyan. My son−in−law placed these
boulders here as you see them, and he said they
represented the Eight−Array Maze. They are like
eight doors, and according to the scheme are
named: Gate of Rest, Gate of Life, Gate of Injury,
Gate of Obstruction, Gate of Prospect, Gate of
Death, Gate of Surprise, and Gate of Openings.
“They are capable of infinite mutations and would
be equal to a hundred thousand soldiers. As he was
leaving, he told me that if any leader of Wu became
mazed in them, I was not to conduct him outside.
From a precipice near by I saw you, General, enter
in at the Gate of Death; and as I guessed you were
ignorant of the scheme, I knew you would be
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entangled. But I am of a good disposition and could
not bear that you should be entrapped without
possibility of escape, so I came to guide you to the
Gate of Life.”
“Have you studied this matter, Sir?” asked Lu
Xun.
“The variations are inexhaustible, and I could not
learn them all.”
Lu Xun dismounted, bowed low before the old
man and then rode away.
The famous poet Du Fu wrote some verses which
run something like this:
Planner of three kingdoms; no small praise
Is his—Inventor of the Eight Arrays.
And for that famous boulders, on the river’s brim,
Firm was set the denouncement of Wu’s whim.
Lu Xun took his way to his camp in deep thought.
“ T h i s Z h u g e L i a n g i s w e l l n a m e d
Sleeping−Dragon,” said he, “I am not his equal.”
Then, to the amazement of all, he gave orders to
retire. The officers ventured to remonstrate, seeing
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that they had been so successful.
“General, you have utterly broken the enemy, and
Liu Bei is shut up in one small city; it seems the time
to smite, and yet you retire because you have come
across a mysterious arrangement of stones.”
“I am not afraid of the stones, and it is not on their
account that I retire. But I fear Cao Pi. He is no less
resourceful than his father, and when he hears I am
marching into Shu, he will certainly attack us. How
could I return then?” The homeward march began.
On the second day the scouts brought a report:
“Three Wei generals with three armies are
debouching at three different points and moving
toward the borders of Wu—Cao Ren from Ruxu, Cao
Xiu from Dongkou, and Cao Zhen from Nanjun. Their
intentions are unclear.”
“Just as I thought,” said Lu Xun. “But I am ready
for them.”
“And now the west is mine,” the victor thought,
But danger from the north discretion taught.
The story of the retreat will be told in the next
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chapter.

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