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CHAPTER 99. Zhuge Liang Defeats The Wei Army; Sima Yi Invades The Western Land Of Rivers.

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The fourth month of Beginning Prosperity,
seventh year (AD 229), found Zhuge Liang camped
at Qishan in three camps, waiting for the army of
Wei.
When Sima Yi reached Changan, the officer in
command, Zhang He, told him all that had
happened. He gave Zhang He the post of Leader of
the Van, with Dai Ling as his Assistant General and
a hundred thousand troops, and then marched out
toward the enemy, camping on River Wei’s south
bank.
When the local commanders Guo Huai and Sun
Li went to see the new Commander−in−Chief, he
asked if they had fought any battle.
“Not yet,” said they.
Sima Yi said, “The enemy had a long march; their
chance lay in attacking quickly. As they have not
attacked, they have some deep laid scheme to work
out. What news have you from Xizhou?”
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Guo Huai replied, “The scouts say that the
greatest care is being taken in every county. But
there is no news from Wudu and Yinping.”
“I must send someone to fight a decisive battle
with them there. You get away as quickly and privily
as you can to the rescue of those two cities, and
then attack the rear of the Shu army so as to throw
them into disorder.”
They set out to obey these orders, and on the
way they fell to discussing Sima Yi.
“How does Sima Yi compare with Zhuge Liang?”
said Guo Huai.
“Zhuge Liang is by far the better,” replied Sun Li.
“Though Zhuge Liang may be the cleverer, yet
this scheme of our leader’s shows him to be superior
to most people. The enemy may have got those two
cities; yet when we unexpectedly fall upon their rear,
they will certainly be disordered.”
Soon after this a scout came in to report: “Wang
Ping has captured Yinping, and Wudu is in
possession of Jiang Wei. Furthermore, the Shu army
is not far in front.”
Said Sun Li, “There is some crafty scheme afoot.
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Why are they prepared for battle in the open when
they hold two cities? We would better retire.”
Guo Huai agreed, and they issued orders to face
about and retreat. Just then a bomb exploded, and,
at the same time, there suddenly appeared from the
cover of some hills a small body of troops. On the
flag that came forward they read the name Zhuge
Liang, and in the midst of the company they saw
him, seated in a small chariot. On his left was Guan
Xing, and on his right Zhang Bao.
They were quite taken aback.
Zhuge Liang laughed and said, “Do not run away;
did you think that your leader’s ruse would take me
in? Sima Yi sent a challenge to fight every day,
indeed, while you were to slip round behind my army
and attack! I have the two cities—Wudu and Yinping;
and if you have not come to surrender, then hurry up
and fight a battle with me.”
By now Guo Huai and Sun Li were really
frightened. Then behind them there rose a shout as
of battle, and Wang Ping and Jiang Wei began to
smite them in the rear, while Guan Xing and Zhang
Bao bore down upon them in front. They were soon
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utterly broken, and the two leaders escaped by
scrambling up the hillside.
Zhang Bao saw them, and was urging his steed
forward to catch them, when unhappily he and his
horse went over together into a gully. When they
picked him up, they found that he had been kicked in
the head and was badly hurt.
Zhuge Liang sent him back to Chengdu.
It has been said that Guo Huai and Sun Li
escaped. They got back to Sima Yi’s camp and said,
“Wudu and Yinping were both in the enemy’s
possession, and Zhuge Liang had prepared an
ambush, so that we were attacked front and rear. We
lost the day and only escaped on foot.”
“It is no fault of yours,” said Sima Yi. “The fact is
he is sharper than I. Now go to defend Yongcheng
and Meicheng and remain on the defensive; do not
go out to give battle. I have a plan to defeat them.”
These two having left, Sima Yi called in Zhang He
and Dai Ling and said, “Zhuge Liang has captured
Wudu and Yinping. He must restore order and
confidence among the people of these places and so
will be absent from his camp. You two will take ten
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thousand troops each, start tonight and make your
way quietly to the rear of the Shu army. Then you will
attack vigorously. When you have done that, I shall
lead out the army in front of them and array ready for
battle. While they are in disorder, I shall make my
attack. Their camp ought to be captured. If I can win
the advantage of these hills, their defeat will be
easy.”
These two left, Dai Ling marching on the left and
Zhang He on the right. They took by−roads and got
well to the rear of the Shu army. In the third watch
they struck the high road and joined forces. Then
they marched toward the enemy. After about ten
miles there was a halt in front. The two leaders
galloped up to see what had caused it, and found
many straw−carts drawn across the road.
“The enemy has been prepared,” said Zhang He.
“We should return.”
Just as they ordered the troops to turn about,
torches broke into flame all over the hills, the drums
rolled, trumpets blared, and soldiers sprang out on
every side. At the same time Zhuge Liang shouted
from the hill−top, “Dai Ling and Zhang He, listen to
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my words! Your master reckoned that I should be
busy restoring order in the two cities and so should
not be in my camp. Wherefore he sent you to take
the camp, and you have just fallen into my snare. As
you are leaders of no great importance, I shall not
harm you. Dismount and yield.”
Zhang He’s wrath blazed forth at this, and he
pointed at Zhuge Liang, crying, “You peasant out of
the woods, invader of our great country! How dare
you use such words to me? Wait till I catch you; I will
tear you to shreds.” He galloped forward to ascend
the hill, his spear ready for the thrust. But the arrows
and stones pelted too quickly. Then he turned and
dashed in among the Shu soldiers, scattering them
right and left. He got clear, but he saw Dai Ling was
not with him. At once he turned back, fought his way
to his comrade and brought Dai Ling out safely.
Zhuge Liang on the hill−top watched this warrior
and saw he was a right doughty fighting man.
“I have heard that soldiers stood aghast when
Zhang Fei fought his great fight with Zhang He. Now
I can judge Zhang He’s valor for myself. He will do
harm to Shu one day if I spare him. He will have to
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be removed.”
Then Zhuge Liang returned to his camp.
By this time Sima Yi had completed his battle line
and was waiting the moment of disorder in the Shu
army to attack. Then he saw Zhang He and Dai Ling
come limping back dejected and crestfallen.
They said, “Zhuge Liang forestalled us; he was
well prepared, and so we were quite defeated.”
“He is more than human!” exclaimed Sima Yi.
“We must retreat.”
So the whole army retired into the fortified camps
and would not come out.
Thus a great victory fell to Shu, and their booty
was immense; weapons and horses innumerable.
Zhuge Liang led his army back to camp. Thereafter
he sent parties to offer a challenge at the gate of the
Wei camp every day, but the soldiers remained
obstinately behind their shelters and would not
appear. When this had continued half a month
Zhuge Liang grew sad.
Then came Fei Yi from Capital Chengdu with an
edict of the Emperor. Fei Yi was received with all
respect, and incense was burnt as propriety
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demanded. This done, the command was unsealed,
and Zhuge Liang read:
“The failure at Jieting was really due to the fault of
Ma Su. However, you held yourself responsible and
blamed
yourself very severely. It would have been a
serious matter for me to have withstood your
intentions, and so I did what you insisted on.
“However, that was a glorious exploit last year
when Wang Shuang was slain. This year, Guo Huai
has been driven back and the Qiangs have been
reduced; the two counties of Wudu and Yinping have
been captured; you have driven fear into the hearts
of all evil doers and thus rendered magnificent
services.
“But the world is in confusion, and the original evil
has not been destroyed. You fill a great office, for
you direct the affairs of the state. It is not well for you
to remain under a cloud for any length of time and
cloak your grand virtue, wherefore I restore you to
the rank of Prime Minister and pray you not to
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decline the honor.”
Zhuge Liang heard the edict to the end and then
said, “My task is not yet accomplished; how can I
return to my duties as Prime Minister? I must really
decline to accept this.”
Fei Yi said, “If you decline this, you flout the
desires of the Emperor and also show contempt for
the feelings of the army. At any rate accept for the
moment.”
Then Zhuge Liang humbly bowed acquiescence.
Fei Yi took leave and returned.
Seeing that Sima Yi remained obstinately on the
defensive, Zhuge Liang thought of a plan by which to
draw him. He gave orders to break camp and retire.
When the scouts told Sima Yi, he said, “We may
not move; certainly there is some deep craftiness in
this move.”
Zhang He said, “It must mean that their food is
exhausted. Why not pursue?”
“I reckon that Zhuge Liang laid up ample supplies
last year. Now the wheat is ripe, and he has plenty of
every sort. Transport might be difficult, but yet he
could hold out half a year. Why should he run away?
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He sees that we resolutely refuse battle, and he is
trying some ruse to inveigle us into fighting. Send out
spies to a distance to see what is going on.”
They reconnoitered a long way round, and the
scouts returned to say that a camp had been formed
ten miles away.
“Ah; then he is not running away,” said Sima Yi.
“Remain on the defensive still more strictly and do
not advance.”
Ten days passed without further news; nor did the
soldiers of Shu offer the usual challenge. Again spies
were sent far afield, and they reported a further
retreat of ten miles and a new encampment.
“Zhuge Liang is certainly working some scheme,”
said Sima Yi. “Do not pursue.”
Another ten days passed and spies went out. The
enemy had gone ten miles farther and encamped.
Z h a n g H e s a i d , “ W h a t m a k e s y o u s o
over−suspicious? I can see that Zhuge Liang is
retreating into Hanzhong, only he is doing it
gradually and arousing our suspicion. Why not
pursue before it is too late. Let me go and fight one
battle.”
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“No,” said Sima Yi. “A defeat would destroy the
morale of our soldiers, and I will not risk it. Zhuge
Liang’s vile tricks are innumerable.”
“If I go and get beaten, I will stand the full rigor of
military punishment,” said Zhang He.
“Well, if you are set on going, we will divide the
army. You take your wing and go, but you will have
to fight your best. I will follow to help in case of need.
Tomorrow you should march only halfway and rest
your troops for the battle.”
So Zhang He got independent command of thirty
thousand troops and took Dai Ling as his second in
command, and he had a few score of generals as
assistants. Halfway they camped. Then Sima Yi,
leaving a substantial guard for his camp, set out
along the same road with fifty thousand troops.
Zhuge Liang knew the movements of the army of
Wei and when Zhang He’s army camped to rest. In
the night he summoned his generals and told them.
“The enemy are coming in pursuit and will fight
desperately. You will have to fight every one of you
like ten, but I will set an ambush to attack their rear.
Only a wise and bold leader is fit for this task.” Wang
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Ping stepped forth and said he was willing to go on
this expedition.
“But if you fail, what then?” said Zhuge Liang.
“Then there is the military rule.”
Zhuge Liang sighed. “Wang Ping is most loyal.
He is willing to risk wounds and death in his country’s
service. However, the enemy are in two divisions,
one coming in front, the other trying to get round to
the rear. Wang Ping is crafty and bold, but he cannot
be in two places at once, so I must have yet another
general. Is it that among you there is no other willing
to devote himself to death?”
He did not wait long for a reply; Zhang Yi stepped
to the front.
“Zhang He is a most famous leader in Wei and
valorous beyond all compare. You are not a match
for him,” said Zhuge Liang.
“If I fail, may my head fall at the tent door,” said
Zhang Yi.
“Since you wish to go, I accept you. Each of you
shall have ten thousand veterans. You will hide in
the valleys till the enemy come up, and you will let
them pass. Then you will fall upon their rear. If Sima
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Yi comes, you must divide the army, Zhang Yi to
hold the rear and Wang Ping to check the advance.
But they will fight desperately, and I must find a way
to aid you.”
When they had gone, Jiang Wei and Liao Hua
were called, and Zhuge Liang said, “I am going to
give you a silken bag. You are to proceed secretly
into those mountains in front. When you see that
Zhang Yi and Wang Ping are in great straits with the
enemy, then open the bag and you will find a plan of
escape.”
After this he gave secret instructions to four other
generals—Wu Ban, Wu Yi, Ma Zhong, and Zhang
Ni—to observe the enemy and, if the enemy seemed
confident of victory, to retire, fighting at intervals, till
they saw Guan Xing come up, when they could turn
and fight their best.
Then calling Guan Xing, he said to them, “Hide in
the valleys with five thousand troops till you see a
red flag flutter out, and then fall on the enemy.”
Zhang He and Dai Ling hurried along like a rain
squall till they were suddenly confronted by Ma
Zhong, Zhang Ni, Wu Yi, and Wu Ban. Zhang He
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dashed toward his enemy, and then they retired,
stopping at intervals to fight. The Wei army pursued
for about seven miles.
It was the sixth moon and very hot, so that
soldiers and horses sweated profusely. When they
had gone ten miles farther, the soldiers and horses
were panting and nearly spent. Then Zhuge Liang,
who had watched the fighting from a hill, gave the
signal for Guan Xing to emerge and join battle. Ma
Zhong, Zhang Ni, Wu Ban, and Wu Yi all led on their
troops. Zhang He and Dai Ling fought well, but they
could not extricate themselves and retire.
Presently, with a roll of drums, Wang Ping and
Zhang Yi came out and made for the rear to cut the
retreat.
“Why do you not fight to death?” shouted Zhang
He to his generals when he saw the new dangers.
The soldiers of Wei dashed this way and that, but
were stayed at every attempt. Then there was heard
another roll of drums, and Sima Yi came up in the
rear. He at once signaled to his generals to surround
Wang Ping and Zhang Yi. “Our minister is truly
wonderful. The battle goes just as he foretold,” cried
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Zhang Yi. “He will surely send help now, and we will
fight to the death.”
Thereupon the Shu force were divided into two
parties. Wang Ping led one army to hold up Zhang
He and Dai Ling; Zhang Yi led the other division to
oppose Sima Yi. On both sides the fighting was keen
and continued all the day.
From their station on a hill, Jiang Wei and Liao
Hua watched the battle. They saw that the Wei force
was very strong and their side was in danger and
slowly giving way.
“Now surely is the moment to open the bag,” said
Jiang Wei.
So the bag was opened, and they read the letter.
It said: “If Sima Yi comes and Wang Ping and Zhang
Yi seem hard pressed, you are to divide forces and
go off to attack Sima Yi’s camp, which will cause him
to retire, and then you can attack him as his army is
in disorder. The actual capture of the camp is not of
great moment.”
So Jiang Wei and Liao Hua divided the force and
started for the enemy’s camp.
Now Sima Yi had really feared that he would fall
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victim to some ruse of Zhuge Liang, so he had
arranged for messengers and news to meet him at
intervals along the road. He was pressing his troops
to fight when a messenger galloped up to report:
“The soldiers of Shu are making for the main camp
by two directions.”
Sima Yi was frightened and changed color. He
turned on his generals, saying, “I knew Zhuge Liang
would plan some trick, but you did not believe me.
You forced me to pursue, and now the whole
scheme has gone astray.”
Thereupon he gathered in his army and turned to
retire. The troops went hurriedly and got into
disorder. Zhang Yi came up behind, causing huge
damage to the Wei army. Zhang He and Dai Ling,
having but few troops left, sought refuge among the
hills. The victory was to Shu, and Guan Xing came
up helping in the rout wherever there appeared a
chance to strike.
Sima Yi, defeated, hurried to the camp. But when
he reached it, the army of Shu had already left. He
gathered in his broken army and abused his
generals as the cause of his failure.
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“You are all ignorant of the proper way to wage
war, and think it simply a matter of valor and rude
strength. This is the result of your unbridled desire to
go out and give battle. For the future no one of you
will move without definite orders, and I will apply
strict military law to any who disobey.”
They were all greatly ashamed and retired to their
quarters. In this fight the losses of Wei were very
heavy, not only in soldiers, but in horses and
weapons.
Zhuge Liang led his victorious army to their camp.
He intended to advance again, when a messenger
arrived from Capital Chengdu with the sad news that
Zhang Bao had died. When they told Zhuge Liang he
uttered a great cry, blood gushed from his mouth and
he fell in a swoon. He was raised and taken to his
tent, but he was too ill to march and had to keep his
bed. His generals were much grieved.
A later poet sang:
Fierce and valiant was Zhang Bao,
Striving hard to make a name;
Sad the gods should interfere
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And withhold a hero’s fame!
Zhuge Liang wept his end
In the western winds blowing.
For he knew the warrior gone,
This grieving is beyond knowing.
Zhuge Liang’s illness continued. Ten days later
he summoned to his tent Dong Jue and Fan Jian,
and said, “I feel void and am too ill to carry on, and
the best thing for me is to return into Hanzhong and
get well. You are to keep my absence perfectly
secret, for Sima Yi will certainly attack if he hears.”
Zhuge Liang issued orders to break up the camp
that night, and the army retired into Hanzhong
forthwith. Sima Yi only heard of it five days later, and
he knew that again he had been outwitted.
“The man appears like a god and disappears like
a demon; he is too much for me,” sighed Sima Yi.
Sima Yi set certain generals over the camp and
placed others to guard the commanding positions,
and he also marched homeward.
As soon as the Shu army was settled in
Hanzhong, Zhuge Liang went to Chengdu for
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treatment. The officials of all ranks came to greet him
and escort him to his palace. The Latter Ruler also
came to inquire after his condition and sent his own
physicians to treat him. So gradually he recovered.
In Beginning Prosperity, eighth year and seventh
m o n t h ( A D 2 3 0 ) , C a o Z h e n , t h e
Commander−in−Chief in Wei, had recovered, and he
sent a memorial to his master, saying,
“Shu has invaded more than once and threatened
Changan. If this state be not destroyed, it will
ultimately be our
ruin. The autumn coolness is now here. The army
is in good form, and it is the time most favorable for
an attack on Shu. I desire to take Sima Yi as
colleague and march into Hanzhong to exterminate
this wretched horde and free the borders from
trouble.”
Personally, the Ruler of Wei approved, but he
c o n s u l t e d L i u Y e , w h o r e p l i e d , “ T h e
Commander−in−Chief speaks well. If that state be
not destroyed, it will be to our hurt. Your Majesty
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should give effect to his desire.”
When Liu Ye came out, a crowd of officers
flocked to inquire, saying, “We heard the Emperor
has consulted you about an expedition against Shu:
what think you?”
“No such thing,” said Liu Ye. “Shu is too difficult a
country to invade; it would be a mere waste of
humans and weapons.”
They left him. Then Yang Ji went into the
Emperor and said, “It is said that yesterday Liu Ye
advised Your Majesty to fall upon Shu; today when
we talked with him, he said Shu could not be
attacked. This is treating Your Majesty with indignity,
and you should issue a command to punish him.”
Wherefore Cao Rui called in Liu Ye and asked
him to explain.
Liu Ye replied, “I have studied the details; Shu
cannot be attacked.”
Cao Rui laughed.
In a short time Yang Ji left, and then Liu Ye said,
“Yesterday I advised Your Majesty to attack Shu;
that being a matter of state policy should be divulged
to no person. The essential of a military move is
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secrecy.” Then Cao Rui understood, and thereafter
Liu Ye was held in greater consideration. Ten days
later Sima Yi came to court, and Cao Zhen’s
memorial was shown him.
Sima Yi replied, “The moment is opportune; I do
not think there is any danger from Wu.”
Cao Zhen was created Minister of War, General
Who Conquers the West, and Commander−in−Chief
of the Western Expedition; Sima Yi was made Grand
Commander, General Who Conquers the West, and
was second in command; and Liu Ye was made
Instructor of the Army. These three then left the
court, and the army of four hundred thousand troops
marched to Changan, intending to dash to Saber
Pass and attack Hanzhong. The army was joined by
Guo Huai and Sun Li.
The defenders of Hanzhong brought the news to
Zhuge Liang, then quite recovered and engaged in
training his army and elaborating the “Eight Arrays.”
All was in an efficient state and ready for an attack
on Changan.
When he heard of the intended attack, he called
up Zhang Ni and Wang Ping and gave orders: “You
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are to lead one thousand troops to Chencang and
garrison that road so as to check the Wei army.”
The two replied, “It is said the Wei army numbers
four hundred thousand, though they pretend to have
eight hundred thousand. But they are very
numerous, and a thousand troops is a very small
force to meet them.”
Zhuge Liang replied, “I would give you more, but I
fear to make it hard for the soldiers. If there be a
failure, I shall not hold you responsible. I send you
thus; you may be sure there is a meaning in it. I
observed the stars yesterday, and I see there will be
a tremendous rain this month. The army of Wei may
consist of any number of legions, but they will be
unable to penetrate into a mountainous country. So
there is no need to send a large force. You will come
to no harm, and I shall lead the main body into
Hanzhong and rest for a month while the enemy
retreats. Then I shall smite them. My strong army
needs only one hundred thousand to defeat their
worn four hundred thousand. Do not say any more,
but get off quickly.”
This satisfied Wang Ping and Zhang Ni, and they
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left, while Zhuge Liang led the main body out toward
Hanzhong. Moreover, every station was ordered to
lay in a stock of wood and straw and grain enough
for a whole month’s use, ready against the autumn
rains. A month’s holiday was given, and food and
clothing were issued in advance. The expedition was
postponed for the present.
When Cao Zhen and Sima Yi approached
Chencang and entered the city, they could not find a
single house. They questioned some of the people
near, who said that Zhuge Liang had burned
everything before he left. Then Cao Zhen proposed
to advance along the road, but Sima Yi opposed,
saying that the stars foretold much rain.
“I have watched the Heaven, and the stars’
movement signals long rains. If we get deep in a
difficult country and are always victorious, it is all
very well. But if we lose, we shall not get out again.
Better remain in this city and build what shelter we
can against the rains.”
Cao Zhen followed his advice. In the middle of the
month the rain began, and came down in a deluge
so that the surrounding country was three feet under
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water. The equipment of the soldiers was soaked,
and the soldiers themselves could get no place to
sleep. For a whole month the rain continued. The
horses could not be fed, and the soldiers grumbled
incessantly. They sent to Luoyang, and the Ruler of
Wei himself ceremonially prayed for fine weather, but
with no effect.
Minister Wang Su sent up a memorial: “The
histories say that when supplies have to be
conveyed a long distance, the soldiers are starved; if
they have to
gather brushwood before they can cook, then the
army is not full fed. This applies to ordinary
expeditions in an ordinary country. If, in addition, the
army has to march through a difficult country and
roads have to be cut, the labor is doubled. Now this
expedition is hindered by rain and steep and slippery
hills; movement is cramped and supplies can only be
maintained with difficulty. All is most unpropitious to
the army.
“Cao Zhen has been gone over a month and has
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only got half through the valley. Road making is
monopolizing all energies, and the fighting soldiers
have to work on them. The state of affairs is the
opposite to ideal, and the fighting soldiers dislike it.
“I may quote certain parallels. King Wu of Zhou
attacked the last Shang King; he went through the
pass, but returned. In recent times Emperors Cao
and Pi, attacking Sun Quan, reached the river, and
went no farther. Did they not recognize limitations
and act accordingly? I pray Your Majesty remember
the grave difficulties caused by the rain and put an
end to this expedition. By and by another occasion
will arise for using force, and in the joy of overcoming
difficulties the people will forget death.”
The Ruler of Wei could not make up his mind, but
two other memorials by Yang Fu and Hua Xin
followed, and then he issued the command to return,
which was sent to Cao Zhen and Sima Yi.
Cao Zhen and Sima Yi had already discussed the
abandonment of the expedition. Cao Zhen had said,
“We have had rain for a whole month, and the
soldiers are downhearted and think only of getting
home again. How can we stop them?”
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Sima Yi replied, “Return is best.”
“If Zhuge Liang pursue, how shall we repulse
him?”
“We can leave an ambush.”
While they were discussing this matter, the
Emperor’s command arrived. Whereupon they faced
about and marched homeward.
Now Zhuge Liang had reckoned upon this month
of rain and so had had his troops camped in a safe
place. Then he ordered the main army to assemble
at Red Slope and camp there.
He summoned his officers to his tent and said, “In
my opinion the enemy must retire, for the Ruler of
Wei will issue such an order. To retreat needs
preparation, and if we pursue, we will fall in their
trap. So we will let them retire without molestation.
Some other plan must be evolved.”
So when Wang Ping sent news of the retreat of
the enemy, the messenger carried back the order not
to pursue.
It is only lost labor to cover retreat
When your enemy does not pursue.
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By what means Zhuge Liang intended to defeat
Wei will be told in the next chapter.

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