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Month: October 2018

Cao Cao all wet pushed on. Dawn was near. they went on another

Cao Cao all wet pushed on. Dawn was near. they went on another

Cao Cao all wet pushed on. Dawn was near. they went on another ten miles and then sat down to rest under a precipice. Suddenly loud shouting was heard and a party of horse appeared. It was Governor Xu Rong who had forded the river higher up. Just at this moment Xiahou Dun and Xiahou Yuan, with several dozens men, came along. “Hurt not my lord!” cried Xiahou Dun to Xu Rong, who at once rushed at him. But the…

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they got as far as the foot of a hill in the evening about the second

they got as far as the foot of a hill in the evening about the second

they got as far as the foot of a hill in the evening about the second watch, and the moon made it as light as day. Here they halted to reform. Just as they were burying the boilers to prepare a meal, there arose a GREat noise of shouting on all sides and out came the troops of Governor Xu Rong from the ambush fresh to attack. Cao Cao, thrown into a flurry, mounted and fled. He ran right in…

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Cao Cao said, “This moment was most propitious

Cao Cao said, “This moment was most propitious

Cao Cao said, “This moment was most propitious in the utter confusion that reigned——palaces burned, the Emperor abducted, the whole world upset, and no one knowing whither to turn. The villain will soon be ended, and a single blow could exterminate Dong Zhuo. Why not pursue?” But all the confederate lords seemed of one mind, and that mind was to postpone action. So they did nothing. “Those unworthy people cannot discuss worthy thing!” cried Cao Cao. then, he and his…

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“We are short of money and food, and the rich people of Luoyang could

“We are short of money and food, and the rich people of Luoyang could

Speaking to Dong Zhuo, Li Ru pointed out, “We are short of money and food, and the rich people of Luoyang could be easily plundered. This is a good occasion to link them to the rebels and to confiscate their properties.” Dong Zhuo sent five thousand troops out to plunder and slay. they captured many thousand wealthy householders and, having stuck flags on their heads saying they were Traitors and Rebels, drove them out of the city and put them…

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the Land Within the Passes, or Guanzhong, was the area surrounding

the Land Within the Passes, or Guanzhong, was the area surrounding

the Land Within the Passes, or Guanzhong, was the area surrounding Changan. In the ending years of Wang Mang’s usurpation, rebels ran the country. The Red Eyebrows rebels were one of the most active of the robber bands. They finally captured Changan, and Wang Mang was killed in the fighting. …… Yang Biao, Minister of the Interior, said, “I pray you reflect. The Land Within the Passes* is all destruction. There is no reason to renounce the ancestral temples and…

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Yuan Shu, confused and frightened, had no word to reply.

Yuan Shu, confused and frightened, had no word to reply.

Yuan Shu, confused and frightened, had no word to reply. He ordered the death of the slanderer to placate Sun Jian. then suddenly they told Sun Jian, “Some officer has come riding down from the Pass to see you, General. He is in the camp.” Sun Jian therefore took his leave and returned to his own camp, where he found the visitor was Li Jue, one of the much trusted commanders of Dong Zhuo. “Wherefore come you?” said Sun Jian….

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Yuan Shu, confused and frightened, had no word to reply.

Yuan Shu, confused and frightened, had no word to reply.

Yuan Shu, confused and frightened, had no word to reply. He ordered the death of the slanderer to placate Sun Jian. then suddenly they told Sun Jian, “Some officer has come riding down from the Pass to see you, General. He is in the camp.” Sun Jian therefore took his leave and returned to his own camp, where he found the visitor was Li Jue, one of the much trusted commanders of Dong Zhuo. “Wherefore come you?” said Sun Jian….

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the heat of battle ranged to the frozen pole star.

the heat of battle ranged to the frozen pole star.

the heat of battle ranged to the frozen pole star. Worn out, feeling his strength fast ebbing, Lu Bu thought to flee, He glanced at the hills around and thither would fly for shelter, then, reversing his halberd and lowering its lofty point, Hastily he fled, loosing himself from the battle; With head low bent, he gave the rein to his courser, Turned his face away and fled to Tiger Trap Pass. the three brothers maintained the pursuit to the…

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An ancient poet has told of this famous fight in these lines:

An ancient poet has told of this famous fight in these lines:

An ancient poet has told of this famous fight in these lines: the fateful day of Han came in the reigns of Huan and Ling, their glory declined as the sun sinks at the close of day. Dong Zhuo, infamous minister of state, pulled down the youthful Bian. It is true the new Xian was a weakling, too timid for his times. then Cao Cao proclaimed abroad these wicked deeds, And the GREat lords, moved with anger, assembled their forces….

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the fighting then ceased, and after their return to camp another

the fighting then ceased, and after their return to camp another

the fighting then ceased, and after their return to camp another council met. Cao Cao said, “No one can stand against the prowess of Lu Bu. Let us call up all the lords and evolve some good plan. If only Lu Bu were taken, Dong Zhuo could easily be killed.” While the council was in proGREss again came Lu Bu to challenge them, and again the commanders moved out against him. This time Gongsun Zan, flourishing his spear, went to…

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