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“A man as generous-hearted as he is should be saved,” said Liu Bei.
Guan Yu said, “I know him well as loyal and righteous. I will vouch for him with my own life！”
Cao Cao threw aside his sword and smiled.
“I also know Zhang Liao to be loyal and good. I was just testing him,” said he.
Cao Cao replied,
Rising from his bed before the sunrise, Chen Gong mounted his horse and rode away eastward to his home county of Dongjun.
Cao Cao awoke with the day and missed his companion. Thought he, “Chen Gong thinks me brutal because of a couple of egoistic phrases I used, and so he has gone. I ought to push on too and not linger here.”
Cao Cao made him a speech： “the Hans have lost their lordship, and Dong Zhuo is really a tyrant. He flouts his prince and is cruel to the people, who gnash their teeth with rage. I would restore the Hans, but my means are insufficient. Sir, I appeal to your loyalty and public spirit.”
Wei Hong replied, “I have long desired this but, so far, have not found a person fit to undertake the task. Since you, Cao Cao, have so noble a desire, I willingly devote all my property to the cause.”
This was joyful news, and the call to arms was forthwith prepared and sent far and near. So they established a corps of volunteers and set up a large white recruiting banner with the words Loyalty and Honor inscribed thereon. The response was rapid, and volunteers came in like rain drops in number.
[e] Xiahou Ying （？-173） a major general of Liu Bang. Ennobled as the Marquis of Ruyin and commonly called the Lord of Tang. ……
乐动体育网站乐动体育登录乐动体育One day came a certain Yue Jing from Yangping and another Li Dian from Julu. These two were appointed to Cao Cao’s personal staff. Another was one Xiahou Dun from Qiao. He was descended from Xiahou Ying* of old. Xiahou Dun had been trained from his early boyhood to use the spear and the club. When only fourteen he had been attached to a certain master-in-arms. One day one person spoke disrespectfully of his master, and Xiahou Dun killed that person. For this deed, however, he had to flee and had been an exile for some time. Now he came to offer his services, accompanied by his cousin Xiahou Yuan. Each brought a thousand trained soldiers. Really these two were brothers of Cao Cao by birth,
against the plot,
“The influence of the eunuchs dates back a century and a
half, during the reigns of Emperors Chong and Zhi.
It has spread like a noxious weed in all directions.
How can we hope to destroy it? Above all keep
this plot secret, or our whole clans will be exterminated.”
He Jin eyed down and saw General of Military Standards Cao Cao.
He Jin was very angry at this speech and cried,
“What do inferiors like you know of the ways of government?”
And in the midst of the confusion Pan Yin came to say:
“The Emperor is no more. The eunuchs have decided to keep
the death a secret and forge a command to the Regent Marshal to
come into the Palace to settle the succession. Meanwhile
to prevent trouble they have inscribed the name of Prince Xian on the roll.”
And as Pan Yin finished speaking, the edict arrived summoning He Jin.
“The matter for the moment is to set up the rightful heir,
” said Cao Cao. “We can deal with the traitors later.”
“Who dare to join me in supporting the rightful heir—Prince Bian?”
asked He Jin, the Regent Marshal.
At once one stood forward, crying, “Give me five thousand veterans,
Xun You, Zheng Tai, and more than thirty other ministers and
high-rank officials, went into the Palace. In the hall where lay the coffin
of the late Emperor, they placed Liu Bian on the throne. After
the ceremony was over and all had bowed before the new Emperor,
Yuan Shao went in to arrest Eunuch Jian Shuo. Jian Shuo in terror
fled into the Palace garden and hid among the shrubs, where he was
discovered and murdered by Guo Sheng, one of the Ten Eunuchs.
The guards under Jian Shuo’s command all surrendered.
Yuan Shao said, “Their gangs have broken.
The most opportune moment is now to slay all the eunuchs!”
But Zhang Rang and the eunuchs of the Ten scented the
danger and rushed to see Empress He.
They said, “The originator of the plan to injure your brother
was Jian Shuo: Only he was concerned and no other.
Now the Regent Marshal, on Yuan Shao’s advice,
wishes to slay everyone of us. We implore your pity, O Your Majesty!”
“Fear not!” said Empress He,
whose son had just become Emperor, “I will protect you.”
She sent for her brother, and said, “You and I are of lowly origin,
and we owe our good fortune to the eunuchs.
The misguided Jian Shuo is now dead, and need you really