10.21.2014

The Crane Startles Kunlun, Chapter 17, Part 3

The Crane Startles Kunlun, Chapter 17, Part 3.
from Wang Dulu's He Jing Kunlun.

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The old man had been knocked out by the rock. The man carried him away from the road for a bit to a rundown temple. There were no monks or priests at this temple, only a few beggars who were warming leftover porridge and food with bunches of straw lit on fire. When they saw the man approaching with the old master on his back, they called out, "Sir Wu! Did you nab that old fellow?"

10.20.2014

The Crane Startles Kunlun, Chapter 17, Part 2

The Crane Startles Kunlun, Chapter 17, Part 2.
from Wang Dulu's He Jing Kunlun.

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The Forum House was not very large, but it was the only restaurant here. Eighth Cheng had reserved a banquet to be served upstairs. The four of them ascended the stairs and observed that the Xia of Langzhong had not yet come, but only that Jiang Cheng the Motley Star God had arrived first. The old master Bao asked, "Sir Cheng, who else have you invited here this day?" Eighth Cheng said, "No outsiders, only the five of us and the Xia of Langzhong and his son. And a clerk from the government office by the surname of Niu as well. He's the one who'll be clearing the legal suit for you and he's also a cousin of the county magistrate. Those are the reason I've invited him."

10.17.2014

The Crane Startles Kunlun, Chapter 17, Part 1

The Crane Startles Kunlun, Chapter 17, Part 1.
from Wang Dulu's He Jing Kunlun.

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CHAPTER SEVENTEEN


The Xia of Langzhong shouted, "All of you stand aside! Need we so many to kill this one elderly brigand?" At this time, Liu Jie and Black Tiger Zhang led thirty or forty of their own men out from the farmstead, each holding swords and cudgels. The old master Bao stamped his foot and hollered, "I want no one to come and help me!" Xu Yanyun listened to his father and pulled his wife back. Their horses stepped back some. None of Liu Jie or Black Tiger Zhang's men came forward either. A space of fifty feet by ten remaining in the center became the place of the Xia of Langzhong's showdown with the old fighting master Bao. The Xia of Langzhong jumped off of his horse and his sword quivered with an iridescent glimmer as he thrust it at Bao Zhenfei. His martial arts had improved greatly in the last decade. Bao Zhenfei's weapon too shuddered like lightning, the saberwork used this time twofold more fierce than in his first battle against the Xia of Langzhong.

4.23.2014

The Crane Startles Kunlun, Chapter 16, Part 4

The Crane Startles Kunlun, Chapter 16, Part 4.
from Wang Dulu's He Jing Kunlun.

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Atop his horse, he tore off a piece of his shirt and wiped his blade and hands of blood. Yet indignant, he pressed his horse on back to the Liu house. When he arrived, the officers had remained there, and Liu Jie and the others all fixed their eyes on him. Bao Zhenfei still did not set down the saber in his hand. He sat down in a chair and breathed heavily. Eighth Cheng thus asked, "Old bodyguard, did you manage to catch up with the Xia of Langzhong's daughter-in-law? Bao Zhenfei shook his head and panted before saying, "No, I didn't! I got lost!" Eighth Cheng, Liu Jie and Black Tiger Zhang all exchanged glances.

4.22.2014

The Crane Startles Kunlun, Chapter 16, Part 3

The Crane Startles Kunlun, Chapter 16, Part 3.
from Wang Dulu's He Jing Kunlun.

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In a brief amount of time the lanterns drew near and they saw that it was six constables from the government office, all of them short of breath and holding polehooks and pronged batons. Their leader was surnamed Cui and he was acquainted with Liu Jie. After a greeting, he hurriedly asked, "So you have Jiang Xiaohe wounded and captured?" He then pointed back at two of the other officers, saying, "These two have come from the prefectural office; they arrived just a few days ago with specific orders to apprehend Jiang Xiaohe, the great outlaw responsible for robbing an official's family on Riversnail Ridge. Just now a child ran up to the government office shouting about how Jiang Xiaohe's already been captured here and that he was injured. That's why we've rushed over here."