9.25.2017

The Crane Startles Kunlun, Chapter 19, Part 5

The Crane Startles Kunlun, Chapter 19, Part 5.
from Wang Dulu's He Jing Kunlun.

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Lü Chongyan’s swordwork was quite good and his movements nimble, but after twenty-some exchanges with Jiang Xiaohe, he was no longer able to keep up, so he feigned with his sword, jumped over the low wall and fled. Jiang Xiaohe hurriedly jumped out as well and hollered, “False Daoist! Do you still think you can get away with your life?” Lü Chongyan stuck his sword on his back and, climbing trees and cliffs, he went up the mountain like a monkey. He turned back and looked down with a sneer at Jiang Xiaohe. Jiang Xiaohe hastily pursued him upwards.

9.23.2017

The Crane Startles Kunlun, Chapter 19, Part 4

The Crane Startles Kunlun, Chapter 19, Part 4.
from Wang Dulu's He Jing Kunlun.

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By now it was already dark inside the room. Jiang Xiaohe sat on the floor to rest. He was anxious and furious as he thought, If only I could get out of these ropes, I would kill every last one of them. He suddenly heard the lock on the door click again. The door opened and someone entered, causing Jiang Xiaohe alarm, but Jiang Xiaohe watched as the person came in and completely ignored him. He simply walked before the platform, lit nine sticks of incense on the fire of the lamp, and then stuck them into the censer before kneeling and kowtowing.

4.15.2017

The Crane Startles Kunlun, Chapter 19, Part 3

The Crane Startles Kunlun, Chapter 19, Part 3.
from Wang Dulu's He Jing Kunlun.

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When his feet landed on solid ground, a multitude of crossbow arrows and rocks still came flying from above. Jiang Xiaohe turned and ran, sprinting down one mountain ridge before stopping. The mist had dissipated and he could now see in all directions. There were already a few woodsmen here cutting wood. Jiang Xiaohe caught his breath and then walked over carrying his sword. He gave a careful look and saw that these woodsmen all had their hair pulled up into a Daoist’s topknot. Thus, Jiang Xiaohe threw his sword aside and then approached to ask these men while clasping his fist, “Are you lot busy?” The Daoists all stopped their chopping, and one of them bowed to Jiang Xiaohe and asked, “Might I ask what you’re looking for?”

3.30.2017

The Crane Startles Kunlun, Chapter 19, Part 2

The Crane Startles Kunlun, Chapter 19, Part 2.
from Wang Dulu's He Jing Kunlun.

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Jiang Xiaohe, however, kept his body upright and landed on his feet with not even a scratch. He looked up furiously and saw Chen Jianfei like an ape, hurriedly rushing up the summit while holding onto the chain. Jiang Xiaohe yelled, “You sought to do me harm!” As he said this, he reached into his breast, pulled out the metal tile and flung it up with all his might. He heard a scream as Chen Jianfei fell all the way down onto the ground. The two younger Daoists who were turned back watching also cried out and ran up the summit like two small monkeys.

3.12.2017

The Crane Startles Kunlun, Chapter 19, Part 1

The Crane Startles Kunlun, Chapter 19, Part 1.
from Wang Dulu's He Jing Kunlun.

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CHAPTER NINETEEN


As he had been in pursuit of Daocheng and the kidnapped Aluan, Jiang Xiaohe had already arrived at Mount Wudang by now. He’d made inquiries in the vicinity and knew that the leaders of the “Seven Great Sword Sages” were Yu Xuanqing, Zhang Xuanhai and Ma Xuantao. Zhang Xuanhai had two disciples: Chu Jianxiong and Ni Jianchao. And Ma Xuantao had one disciple named Chen Jianfei. In addition, there was a Daoist priest from the outside called Lü Chongyan the Swordsman of Lingyun.