Said Lu Bu, “After Wang Yun and I plotted to slay Dong Zhuo

Said Lu Bu, “After Wang Yun and I plotted to slay Dong Zhuo and my misfortune in the Li Jue and Guo Si’s sedition, I drifted about from one place to another, and none of the nobles east of the Huashang Mountains seemed willing to receive me. When Cao Cao with wicked ambition invaded this … Read moreSaid Lu Bu, “After Wang Yun and I plotted to slay Dong Zhuo

Said Lu Bu, “After Wang Yun and I plotted to slay Dong Zhuo

Said Lu Bu, “After Wang Yun and I plotted to slay Dong Zhuo and my misfortune in the Li Jue and Guo Si’s sedition, I drifted about from one place to another, and none of the nobles east of the Huashang Mountains seemed willing to receive me. When Cao Cao with wicked ambition invaded this … Read moreSaid Lu Bu, “After Wang Yun and I plotted to slay Dong Zhuo

“He fears an ambush in the wood,” said Cao Cao

“He fears an ambush in the wood,” said Cao Cao. “We will set up flags there and deceive him. There is a long embankment near the camp but behind it there is no water. There we will lay an ambush to fall upon Lu Bu when he comes to burn the wood.” So Cao Cao … Read more“He fears an ambush in the wood,” said Cao Cao

So he threw caution to the winds and went out of the city.

“Whom do I fear?” said Lu Bu. So he threw caution to the winds and went out of the city. He met his foes and he began to revile them. The redoubtable Xu Chu went to fight with him, but after twenty bouts neither combatant was any the worse. “He is not the sort that … Read moreSo he threw caution to the winds and went out of the city.

“I have heard of your mighty exploits,” said Cao Cao. “Will you join

“I have heard of your mighty exploits,” said Cao Cao. “Will you join my army?” “That is my strongest desire,” said Xu Chu. So Xu Chu called up his clan, some hundreds in all, and they formally submitted to Cao Cao. Xu Chu received the rank of general and received ample rewards. The two rebel … Read more“I have heard of your mighty exploits,” said Cao Cao. “Will you join

Dian Wei rode out in answer to the challenge and some

Dian Wei rode out in answer to the challenge, and some thirty bouts were fought. Then Dian Wei turned and fled toward his own side. The bravo followed and came quite close. But a flight of arrows drove him away.   Cao Cao hastily drew off his men for one and a half miles and then … Read moreDian Wei rode out in answer to the challenge and some

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.