The Three Kingdoms, Volume 3: Welcome the Tiger: The Epic Chinese Tale of Loyalty and War in a Dynamic New Translation

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The THREE KINGDOMS
VOLUME 3

Welcome the Tiger

LUO GUANZHONG

Translated by YU SUMEI

Edited by RONALD C. IVERSON

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Contents

CHAPTER SEVENTY-FIVE
Hua Tuo Performs Surgery on Guan Yu’s Injured Arm
Lu Meng Crosses the River in a White Robe

CHAPTER SEVENTY-SIX
Xu Huang Fights a Great Battle on the Mian River
Guan Yu Retreats to Maicheng in Defeat

CHAPTER SEVENTY-SEVEN
Guan Yu’s Ghost Visits Jade Spring Mountain
Cao Cao Is Possessed in Luoyang

CHAPTER SEVENTY-EIGHT
Treating Cao Cao, Hua Tuo Dies in Prison
On His Deathbed Cao Cao Leaves His Last Words

CHAPTER SEVENTY-NINE
Cao Pi Presses His Brother Zhi to Improvise Poems
Liu Feng Is Executed for Failing to Rescue His Uncle

CHAPTER EIGHTY
Emperor Xian of Han Is Deposed by Cao Pi
Liu Bei Claims to be the True Successor of Han

CHAPTER EIGHTY-ONE
Zhang Fei Is Assassinated
To Avenge His Younger Brothers Liu Bei Goes to War

CHAPTER EIGHTY-TWO
Sun Quan Receives Nine Gifts after Submitting to Wei
Liu Bei Rewards His Officers and Men in His War with Wu

CHAPTER EIGHTY-THREE
Liu Bei Gets His Sworn Enemies at Xiaoting
Lu Xun Is Made Commander to Guard the Yangtze

CHAPTER EIGHTY-FOUR
Lu Xun Burns His Enemy’s Seven Hundred Li of Camps
Zhuge Liang Cleverly Plans the Eight Arrays

CHAPTER EIGHTY-FIVE
Liu Bei Leaves His Son in Zhuge Liang’s Care
Zhuge Liang Peacefully Settles the Five Attacks

CHAPTER EIGHTY-SIX
Qin Mi Engages Zhang Wen in a Philosophical Debate
Xu Sheng Uses Fire to Destroy Cao Pi’s Army

CHAPTER EIGHTY-SEVEN
Zhuge Liang Raises an Army to Subdue the Mans
The King of the Mans Initially Suffers Defeat

CHAPTER EIGHTY-EIGHT
Crossing the Lu River Meng Huo Is Recaptured
Failing in His Trick Meng Huo Is Captured a Third Time

CHAPTER EIGHTY-NINE
Zhuge Liang Designs the Fourth Successful Ruse
Meng Huo Is Captured a Fifth Time

CHAPTER NINETY
Driving off Giant Beasts, Zhuge Liang Scores a Sixth Victory
Rattan Armor Burned, Meng Huo Is Captured for the Seventh Time

CHAPTER NINETY-ONE
Zhuge Liang Offers Sacrifices at the Lu River and Leads His Army Homeward
The Marquis of Wu Proposes an Attack on Wei in His Memorial

CHAPTER NINETY-TWO
Zhao Yun Heroically Slays Five Wei Officers
Zhuge Liang Cleverly Seizes Three Cities

CHAPTER NINETY-THREE
Jiang Wei Submits to Zhuge Liang
Zhuge Liang Reviles Wang Lang to Death

CHAPTER NINETY-FOUR
Zhuge Liang Smites the Qiang Troops in a Snowstorm
Sima Yi Moves Swiftly to Capture Meng Da

CHAPTER NINETY-FIVE
Ignoring Wang Ping’s Advice, Ma Su Loses Jieting
Playing the Lute, Zhuge Liang Repulses Sima Yi

CHAPTER NINETY-SIX
Weeping in Sorrow, Zhuge Liang Puts Ma Su to Death
Cutting His Hair, Zhou Fang Tricks Cao Xiu

CHAPTER NINETY-SEVEN
Zhuge Liang Proposes to Renew the Attack on Wei
Jiang Wei Defeats Wei by Means of a Forged Letter

CHAPTER NINETY-EIGHT
Pursuing the Shu Army, Wang Shuang Is Slain
Seizing Chencang, Zhuge Liang Wins a Victory

CHAPTER NINETY-NINE
Zhuge Liang Wins a Great Victory
Sima Yi Drives His Army into Shu

CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED
Cao Zhen Is Defeated in a Raid on His Camp by the Shu Army
Zhuge Liang Shames Sima Yi in Front of an Array

CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND ONE
Leaving Longshang Zhuge Liang Disguises Himself as a God
Hurrying to Sword Pass Zhang He Falls into a Trap

CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND TWO
Sima Yi Occupies the Wei Bridge over Beiyuan
Zhuge Liang Constructs Wooden Oxen and Running Horses

CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND THREE
Sima Yi Is Trapped in Gourd Valley
Zhuge Liang Invokes His Star on Wuzhang Plain

CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND FOUR
A Great Star Falls as Zhuge Liang Returns to Heaven
A Wooden Statue Frightens Sima Yi

CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE
Zhuge Liang Leaves a Plan in the Silk Bag
Cao Rui Obtains the Dew-Collecting Bronze Bowl

CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND SIX
Defeated, Gongsun Yuan Dies at Xiangping
Pretending Illness, Sima Yi Sets a Trap for Cao Shang

CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND SEVEN
Sima Yi Recovers Political Power
Jiang Wei Loses a Battle at Ox Head Hills

CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHT
Ding Feng’s Swordsmen Win a Victory in the Snow
Sun Jun Executes a Murderous Plan at a Banquet

CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND NINE
Jiang Wei Employs a Surprise to Defeat Sima Zhao
The Emperor of Wei Is Dethroned

CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND TEN
Wen Yang Drives Off a Mighty Host Single-handedly
Jiang Wei Wins a Major Victory Near the Tao River

CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN
Deng Ai Outwits Jiang Wei
Zhuge Dan Raises an Army to Destroy Sima Zhao

CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND TWELVE
Yu Quan Dies Nobly to Rescue Shouchun
Jiang Wei Fights Fiercely to Seize Changcheng

CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN
Ding Feng Designs a Plan to Slay Sun Chen
Jiang Wei Defeats Deng Ai in a Contest of Battle Formations

CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN
Cao Mao Is Slain in His Carriage at South Gate
Jiang Wei Abandons His Supplies to Win a Battle

CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN
The Second Ruler Listens to Slander and Recalls His Army
Jiang Wei Takes Command of the Cantonments to Escape Death

CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN
Zhong Hui Divides His Army to Take Hanzhong
Zhuge Liang Makes an Appearance at Dingjun Hill

CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN
Deng Ai Slips Through Yinping Pass
Zhuge Zhan Fights to the Death at Mianzhu

CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN
Weeping at the Ancestral Temple, a Filial Prince Dies
Entering the West, Two Generals Fight for Merits

CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND NINETEEN
A False Desertion Ends in a Vain Attempt
A Second Abdication Imitates the First

CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY
Recommending Du Yu a Veteran Offers New Plans
Sun Hao Surrenders and the Three Kingdoms are Reunited

List of Main Characters

Cai Mao
—brother-in-law of Liu Biao

Cao Cao (Cao Meng-de,
A.D.
155–220)
—prime minister to Emperor Xian, controls the real power of the state; later created Duke of Wei, Prince of Wei and posthumously, Emperor Wu of Wei Dynasty

Cao Hong
—cousin of Cao Cao and senior officer under him

Cao Pi (
A.D.
187–226)
—second son of Cao Cao, later first emperor (Emperor Wen) of Wei Dynasty, which he established in
A.D.
220

Cao Ren
—cousin of Cao Cao and senior officer under him

Cao Rui
—son of Cao Pi, later Emperor
Ming of Wei

Cao Shuang
—son of Cao Zhen, enemy of Sima Yi

Cao Zhen
—senior officer of Wei

Cao Zhi (Cao Zi-jian,
A.D.
192–232)
—favorite son of Cao Cao and a famed poet

Chen Deng
—advisor to Lu Bu but later plots his destruction

Chen Gong
—chief advisor to Lu Bu

Chen Lin
—notable scholar, first served as advisor to Yuan Shao but later surrendered to Cao Cao

Chen Wu
—senior officer of Wu

Cheng Pu
—senior officer of Wu

Cheng Yu
—advisor to Cao Cao

Deng Ai
—commander of the forces of
Wei after Sima Yi

Dian Wei
—bodyguard to Cao Cao

Diao Chan (Sable Cicada)
—singing girl at Wang Yun’s house, who helps her master destroy Dong Zhuo; concubine of Lu Bu

Ding Feng
—senior officer of Wu

Dong Cheng
—general of Han and relative to the imperial house, who receives the secret edict from Emperor Xian to assassinate Cao Cao

Dong Zhuo
—governor of Hedong, later establishes himself as prime minister of Han; set up Emperor Xian in place of his brother, Emperor Shao, in order to build his own power

Emperor Shao (Liu Bian)
—son of Emperor Ling and Empress He, deposed and murdered by Dong Zhuo

Emperor Xian (Liu Xie)
—brother of Emperor Shao, a puppet ruler controled by his ministers; deposed by Cao Pi in
A.D.
220 (r.
A.D.
189–220)

Empress Dowager He
—mother of Emperor Shao, sister of He Jin; murdered by Dong Zhuo

Fa Zheng
—Liu Zhang’s official who helped Liu Bei acquire the rule of Shu

Feng Ji
—advisor to Yuan Shao, enemy of Tian Feng

Gan Ning (Gan Xin-ba)
—senior officer of Wu, famed for his bravery

Gao Shun
—officer under Lu Bu

Gongsun Zan
—patron of Liu Bei and one of the seventeen lords who join forces to wage war on Dong Zhuo; commits suicide after being destroyed by Yuan Shao

Guan Lu
, famous sage

Guan Ping
—adopted son of Guan Yu, killed by Sun Quan

Guan Xing
—elder son of Guan Yu

Guan Yu (Guan Yun-chang,
A.D.
?–219)
—sworn brother of Liu Bei and Zhang Fei, Lord of Hanshou, famed for his valor and rectitude; respected greatly by Cao Cao

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