Central Divinity Wong Chung Yeung was tricked by Lam Chiu Ying into losing his bet with her through Lam's use of the fossilized rock to write on a slab of stone. Even if Wong Chung Yeung had seen through Lam's trick, however, he would still have had to let her win because the terms were that if she lost, she would commit suicide. Wong Chung Yeung had no plans to marry Lam Chiu Ying, but he did love her and did not want to see her die. By winning, Wong would have condemned Lam to death. Effectively, Lam had Wong in a pickle: there was no way he would win even if he could.