Flashcards in 3. vormodernes Deck (15):
Li Zhuo, from Fujian province, was a candidate for the imperial Examination during the 15th year of the Qianlong reign. He went to the capital to take the provincial examination and passed though Yizheng.
Then Wang took out some self-made writings. They were elegant but the length a little short.
Li began to doubt and get some dislike on him and Wang seemed to understand his thoughts. He apologized and said
: I have a diaphragm illness, which caused me a lot of trouble. Please don’t hate me.
Wang knelt for a very long time and asked: Please don’t be scared, I am not a human being. I was a student from Luoyang in Henan
So I was about to be chosen as a government student. The educational supervisor accepted bribes and dismissed me. I was so outraged that I died.
Now I want to get my revenge in the capital and no one else but you can bring me there.
If you take side with your teacher and reject me then I will go through on my own and afterwards I will haunt you
After they settled down, Li wanted to pay a visit to his teacher. There was his family surrounding the house, weeping and the sound could be heard all the way outside the house
Thereupon the while family kneeled in front of Li, begging him to speak in the young man’s favour.
You’re wrong! Because you have been dismissed you died of anger. After all it was not my teacher who killed you.
If you kill his son now and let my teacher without children it’s not the right way to avenge yourself
The son was speechless, starred angrily at him and then said: