Literature of antiquity and the Middle Ages - Summary 2019 year

Feng Menglong

Wang Xinxi's Revolution (About how Wang Xingzhi saved the whole family through his death) - From the collection of novels of the Ming Dynasty (XIV-XVII centuries)

During the days of the Southern Song dynasty, many were honored with sovereign mercy. But it happened more than once that worthy men never met a happy fate.
Rich Wang Shihzhong was charged with death penalty, but somehow he got out. He had his younger brother, Wang Xingji. Once the older brother allowed himself an evil joke, the younger broke up and left the house without a penny in his pocket. He settled in the town of Madipo - Hempone slope, founded a smelting business and so succeeded that it quickly expanded itself to the whole district. Even his officials were afraid.
Just at this time, two brothers - Cheng Barz and Cheng-Tiger lost their service and were looking for where to apply their knowledge of martial arts. They contacted Hun Gong mentor. He advised them to go to Van Xinxi and even provided a letter of recommendation.
For several months, the brothers taught Wang Xinjiang's son, Wang Shisyun, to arrest the son of Wang Xinzhui, and when they decided to leave the estate of Vanov, the owner, who had assembled in the capital, asked them to linger, to reveal to the young man the secrets of military skill. Another year passed, and the brothers firmly decided to leave. But the host has not yet returned, and his son scarcely scratch his brothers on travel expenses, promising to pay the rest of the tuition fees after his father's return.
The brothers were offended. The son did not notice anything and handed the letter, once written by his father in response to the message of the mentor, Hong Gouna, and so not sent.
Hong Gong was also unable to meet them properly. His wife was quarreling and scandalous. The abuses of the brothers have intensified. They conceived to ban Wang Xinjiang, accusing him of rebellious intent. So did, and even on the letter of Wang referred to the proof: it says, Hong Guun promises to execute everything, as agreed. Authorities planned to check the denunciations, but one He Nang was scared and, without having reached the Wan's estate, returned and confirmed the rebellious preparations.
Having learned about the atrocities, Wang Xinxi realized that he would not justify himself before the authorities. He planned with the group of brave men to capture He Nen's official and make him confess to deception. But his plan failed, but now he truly became a rebel. I had to hide in river and lake plumes. But to the son and the faithful servant he commanded to go with the guilty one. Soon he himself surrendered to the authorities, presenting testimonies of what was slandered. The judge considered the case, and although Wang Xinzhhi was sentenced to death, his offenders also received their own. The main thing is that the son, Wang Shisyun, got rid of a short link and was soon released.
Wang Shihzhong housed the family of the deceased brother. He picked up the decayed Hoppylian slope, and then transferred the estate to his nephew. In due course, Wang Xinzhhi's body betrayed the earth with honors, and his son and grandchildren achieved fame and high ranks.