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  1. Water Margin - Shuihu

  2. Wu Song Fights the Tiger
    - told by Wang Shaotang

  3. Wu Song Fights the Tiger
    - told by Wang Xiaotang

  4. Pan Jinlian and Wu the Elder
    - told by Ren Jitang

  5. Swordplay under the Moon
    - told by Hui Zhaolong


 

Swordplay under the Moon
told by Hui Zhaolong

Introduction: The following episode takes place some time after Wu Song killed the tiger on Jingyang Ridge and returned home to find his elder brother, Wu the Elder.

Meanwhile his brother has married the beautiful Pan Jinlian. The young bride is far from satisfied with her ‘three feet’ dwarf of a husband, and when she meets Wu Song, the handsome hero who bare-fisted killed the beast her heart is set on fire. Wu Song is, however, cold to her approaches and gladly takes on a mission to the capital.

During his absence Jinlian now falls in love with the rich apothecary of the town, Ximen Qing. In order to be able to be together day and night, the two of them poison Wu the Elder. Away from home, Wu Song knows nothing about it. His life is exceptionally carefree and harmonious, and the storyteller indulges his audience with this little ‘story outside the story’, a digression to fill up time while sinister happenings are taking place at home.

Swordplay under the Moon told by Hui Zhaolong
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