At once Li Dian dashed forward into the midst

At once Li Dian dashed forward into the midst of the Yellow Scarves and laid hands on the rebel chief Huang Shao whom he carried off captive. Cao Cao’s troops then set on and scattered the rebels. The spoil of treasure and food was immense. the other rebel leader, He Yi, fled with a few … Read moreAt once Li Dian dashed forward into the midst

Cao Cao replied, “It is not a good plan to keep

Cao Cao replied, “It is not a good plan to keep soldiers idle here during such scarcity.” “If that is so, it would be more advantageous to attack the eastern counties of Chencheng, Yingchuan, and Runan, and feed your army on their supplies. The remnants of the Yellow Scarves, He Yi and Huang Shao, are … Read moreCao Cao replied, “It is not a good plan to keep

“If you do not, we cannot live in pence,” said they.

“If you do not, we cannot live in pence,” said they. To these requests his brothers added their persuasion, till at length he consented to assume the administrative duties. He forthwith appointed Sun Qian and Mi Zhu as his Advisers, and Chen Deng his Secretary. He moved his army from Xiaopei to Xuzhou City, and … Read more“If you do not, we cannot live in pence,” said they.

This year locusts suddenly appeared and they

This year locusts suddenly appeared, and they consumed every GREen blade. There was a famine, and in the northeast grain rose to fifty “strings” of cash a cart. People even took to cannibalism. Cao Cao’s army suffered from want, and he marched them to Juancheng. Lu Bu took his troops to Shanyang. Perforce therefore the … Read moreThis year locusts suddenly appeared and they

Thus relieved Cao Cao set off for the east gate

Thus relieved Cao Cao set off for the east gate. Then he fell in with Dian Wei, who took him under his protection and fought through the press, leaving a trail of death behind till they reached the gate. Here the fire was raging fiercely, and burning beams were falling on all sides. The earth … Read moreThus relieved Cao Cao set off for the east gate

But when Dian Wei reached the drawbridge

But when Dian Wei reached the drawbridge, he glanced behind him and missed his master. Immediately Dian Wei turned back and cut an alley inside. Just within he met Li Dian. “Where is our lord?” cried Dian Wei. “I am looking for him,” said Li Dian. “Quick! Get help from outside,” shouted Dian Wei. “I … Read moreBut when Dian Wei reached the drawbridge

That day, just about noon, the city gates opened

That day, just about noon, the city gates opened, and two bodies of soldiers appeared as if to fight. Gao Shun was the front commander, and Hou Cheng the rear commander. Cao Cao told off his general, Dian Wei, to oppose them. Neither body, however, came on to full engagement but fell back into the … Read moreThat day, just about noon, the city gates opened

Tao Qian Thrice Offers Xuzhou To Liu Bei;Cao Cao

Tao Qian Thrice Offers Xuzhou To Liu Bei; Cao Cao Retakes Yanzhou From Lu Bu. the last chapter closed with Cao Cao in GREat danger. However, help came. Xiahou Dun with a body of soldiers found his chief, checked the pursuit, and fought with Lu Bu till dusk. Rain fell in torrents swamping everything; and … Read moreTao Qian Thrice Offers Xuzhou To Liu Bei;Cao Cao

Gao Shun, Wei Xu, and Hou Cheng pursued him

Gao Shun, Wei Xu, and Hou Cheng pursued him, Lu Bu taking the lead. Cao Cao’s two generals, Yu Jin and Yue Jing, attacked the pursuers but could not check them. Cao Cao went away north. But from behind some hills came out Zhang Liao and Zang Ba to attack. Lu Qian and Cao Hong … Read moreGao Shun, Wei Xu, and Hou Cheng pursued him

the drums began their thunderous roll, and Cao Cao,

the drums began their thunderous roll, and Cao Cao, pointing to his opponent, said, “You and I had no quarrel, why then did you invade my land?” “the empire of Han is the possession of all. What is your special claim?” said Lu Bu. So saying, Lu Bu ordered Zang Ba to ride forth and … Read morethe drums began their thunderous roll, and Cao Cao,