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That night the tables were spread in an inner room, and his friends gathered there. When the wine had made a few rounds, the host suddenly covered his face and began to weep.
the guests were aghast.
“Sir, on your birthday too, why do you weep？” said they.
then they all wept with him.
Seated among the guests, however, was Cao Cao, who did not join in the weeping but clapped his hands and laughed aloud.
“If all the officers of the government weep till dawn, and from dawn weep till dark, will that slay Dong Zhuo？” said Cao Cao.
Wang Yun turned on him angrily.
“Your forbears ate the bounty of the Hans. Do you feel no gratitude？ You can laugh？”
“I laughed at the absurdity of an assembly like this being unable to compass the death of one man. Foolish and incapable as I am, I will cut off his head and hang it at the gate as an offering to the people.”
Wang Yun left his seat and went over to Cao Cao.
“these later days,” Cao Cao continued,
“I have bowed my head to Dong Zhuo
with the sole desire of finding a
chance to destroy him. Now he begins
to trust me, and so I can approach him
“If we did, then should we be cut to mincemeat！
Rather summon the General into your presence
and command him to cease.
If he will not, then we pray but die in your presence.”
Empress He issued the requisite command.
He Jin was just going to her when Secretary Chen
Lin advised him not to enter, saying,
“the eunuchs are certainly behind the order and mean your harm.”
But He Jin could only see the command of the
Empress and was oblivious to all else. Said he,
“Clearly, this is an edict from the Empress. What harm？”
“Our plot is no longer a secret,” said Yuan Shao.
“Still you may go if you are ready to fight your way in.”
“Get the eunuchs out first！” said Cao Cao.
“Silly children！” said He Jin.
“What can they do against the man who
holds the forces of the empire in his palm？”
Yuan Shao said, “If you will go,
then we will come as a guard, just as a precaution.”
Whereupon both Yuan Shao and Cao Cao chose
five hundred best men under their command,
at whose head they placed Yuan Shu, a brother of
and their followers quickly closed in around him.
He Jin began to feel alarmed.
then Zhang Rang in a harsh voice began to revile him：
“What crime had Empress Dong committed that she should
have been put to death？ And when the Mother of the
Country was buried, who feigned sickness and did not attend？