then they went out to look at the horse. Cao Cao was profuse

then they went out to look at the horse. Cao Cao was profuse in his thanks and said he would like to try the horse. So Dong Zhuo bade the guards bring saddle and bridle. Cao Cao led the creature outside, leapt into the saddle, laid on his whip vigorously, and galloped away eastward. Lu … Read morethen they went out to look at the horse. Cao Cao was profuse

“What good fortune for the world that this is so!” said Wang Yun.

“What good fortune for the world that this is so!” said Wang Yun. With this Wang Yun himself poured out a goblet for Cao Cao who drained it and swore an oath. After this the treasured sword was brought out and given to Cao Cao who hid it under his dress. He finished his wine, … Read more“What good fortune for the world that this is so!” said Wang Yun.

“We certainly will,” they cried, “and wish you long life.”

“We certainly will,” they cried, “and wish you long life.” That night the tables were spread in an inner room, and his friends gathered there. When the wine had made a few rounds, the host suddenly covered his face and began to weep. the guests were aghast. “Sir, on your birthday too, why do you … Read more“We certainly will,” they cried, “and wish you long life.”

A general named Wu Fu was disgusted at this ferocity and sought

A general named Wu Fu was disgusted at this ferocity and sought a chance to slay Dong Zhuo. Wu Fu constantly wore a breastplate underneath his court dress and carried in conceal a sharp dagger. One day when Dong Zhuo came to court, Wu Fu met him on the steps and tried to stab him. … Read moreA general named Wu Fu was disgusted at this ferocity and sought

the sun and the moon leave their courses, I, once the

“Let me say farewell to my mother,” begged he, and he did so in these lines: [hip, hip, hip]“the heaven and earth are changed, Alas! the sun and the moon leave their courses, I, once the center of all eyes, am driven to the farthest confines, Oppressed by an arrogant minister my life nears its … Read morethe sun and the moon leave their courses, I, once the

tender grass, Flushes with joy as the swallows pass;

“Spring and the GREen of the tender grass, Flushes with joy as the swallows pass; tender grass, Flushes with joy as the swallows pass; The wayfarers pause by the rippling stream , And their eyes will new born gladness gleam; With lingering gaze the roofs I see Of the Palace that one time sheltered me. … Read moretender grass, Flushes with joy as the swallows pass;

One minister put his discontent into words, crying,

One minister put his discontent into words, crying, “the false Dong Zhuo is the author of this insult, which I will risk my life to wipe away!” And with this he rushed at Dong Zhuo threatening with his ivory baton of office. It was Chair of the Secretariat Ding Guan. Dong Zhuo had Ding Guan … Read moreOne minister put his discontent into words, crying,

Wu Qiong said, “Yuan Shao is fond of scheming,

Wu Qiong said, “Yuan Shao is fond of scheming, but he fails in decision and so is not to be feared. But it would be well to give him rank and thus win popular favor.” Dong Zhuo followed this advice, and within that day sent a messenger to offer Yuan Shao the governorship of Bohai. … Read moreWu Qiong said, “Yuan Shao is fond of scheming,

Fear seized them in its grip and they were silent, all but Yuan

Fear seized them in its grip and they were silent, all but Yuan Shao who said, “The Emperor was innocent of any fault, and to set him aside in favor of a commoner was rebellion and nothing else!” “the empire is in my hands!” cried Dong Zhuo. “When I choose to do this thing, who … Read moreFear seized them in its grip and they were silent, all but Yuan

As a reply Lu Bu made one cut, and Ding Yuan’s head fell to the earth.

As a reply Lu Bu made one cut, and Ding Yuan’s head fell to the earth. then Lu Bu called the attendants and said, “He was an unjust man, and I have slain him. Let those who back me stay. The others may depart.” Most ran away. Next day, with the head of the murdered … Read moreAs a reply Lu Bu made one cut, and Ding Yuan’s head fell to the earth.