By Daniel Defoe
In 1665 the plague swept via London, claiming over 97,000 lives. Daniel Defoe used to be simply 5 on the time of the plague, yet he later referred to as on his personal thoughts, in addition to his writing event, to create this brilliant chronicle of the epidemic and its sufferers. 'A Journal' (1722) follows Defoe's fictional narrator as he strains the devastating development of the plague in the course of the streets of London. the following we see a urban remodeled: a few of its streets suspiciously empty, a few - with crosses on their doorways - overwhelmingly filled with the sounds and scents of human anguish. and each residing citizen he meets has a scary tale that calls for to be heard.
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He said to his colleague in despair. ” said Fu Shi-ren sternly. Drawing his sword he slew the messenger there and then. ” cried Mi Fang in fright. “Guan Yu’s real intention in demanding the grain was to slay us both. Are we to fold our hands and await death? ” At that moment sentinels rushed in to report that Lu Meng and his army had reached the city wall. Seized by panic, Mi Fang at last agreed to defect, and went out with Fu Shi-ren to offer his submission to Lu Meng. He was duly conducted to Sun Quan, who gave him and his comrade handsome rewards.
My master desires that his house and yours may be united by a marriage bond so that you can assist each other to destroy Cao Cao and restore the Hans. He means no harm. ” He had hardly finished this speech than Guan Ping drew his sword to slay him. But his father checked him. “Remember his brother is in Shu, helping your uncle. ” He then ordered his men to lead Zhuge Jin away. Crimson with shame, he left the city. When he saw his master he told him of Guan Yu’s obduracy and rejection of all persuasion.
Now he has fought for the enemy. This is a betrayal of our alliance. Let us halt here for the time being and send someone with your letter to reproach him. ” So the letter was written and sent. Meanwhile, by Lu Meng’s command, special protection was given to the families of all the officers who went on the expedition with Guan Yu, and they were supplied with all they needed. Even the ailing members of their households were treated by physicians, free of charge. Grateful for this kindness they made no attempt to disrupt the new rule.