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    I’ve decided to translate “The Lovers' Sabres” (aka Blade-dance of the Two Lovers, aka Yuān Yāng Dāo) by Jin Yong. I don’t know chinese, but seeing how well Abhay is doing, using only Systran, babelfish and his imagination, I thought I might as well give it a try. I’m using mdbg online translator (www.mdbg.net), as well as other online translators and dictionaries.
    There is a partial translation of “The Lovers' Sabres” by Huang Yushi at wuxiapedia http://wuxiapedia.com/Novels/Jin-Yon...vers%27-Sabres , but it seems to be discontinued. It covers the first chapter and aproximately half of the second (“* * *” in the text indicates the place, where the second chapter starts). I begin where Huang Yushi stopped.


    Hua Jianying frowned and said: "Who has time to mix with you on intimate terms?" Pushing away the pageboy, he picked up his carrying pole, took one of the baskets hanging on it, weighed it in the hand, and happily repeating "very heavy" opened it. He looked inside and could not cool down his anger; actually the package was full of old books. Chang Changfeng shouted: "Pooh! It’s a waste!"
    The scholar hurriedly said: "Benevolent Brother is wrong! Book of saints, how can it be a waste? There is a saying “A book holds a house of gold." [1] " Chang Changfeng asked: "There is gold in the book? These damaged books are worth one penny a pound, nobody wants them." Gai Yiming then took the other end of the carrying pole to open the other basket. There was nothing apart from common clothes, not even the slightest valuable thing. The Four Heroes of the Grand Mountain were exceedingly disappointed.
    The scholar observed: "Roaming the world in search of knowledge, to be able to meet you, four Benevolent Brothers, how fortunate I am? Four Heroes of the Grand Mountain are known to help those in distress, their chivalric behaviour is truly famous in Jianghu." [2]
    Xiaoyaozi said: "You're quite right." The scholar answered to that: "Today I see brave heroes, I shall consider myself very lucky indeed. As it turns out, at present there is a certain matter which troubles me, I must ask the four heroes to grant me a favour of your assistance."
    Xiaoyaozi said: "This is easy! We consider ourselves as heroes, if seeing other people facing difficulties we would not lend a hand, how could we still hold the name of heroes?"
    The scholar repeatedly bowed to express his thanks. Gai Yiming asked: "Who bullied you?"
    The scholar replied: "This thing I am ashamed to say, I'm afraid four elder brothers will laugh at me."
    Hua Jianying, having sudden inspiration, said: "Ah, evil tyrant kidnapped your beautiful younger sister". The scholar shook his head:" No, I do not have a sister." Gai Yiming said: "Ah, local bully or corrupted official abducted your wife". The scholar again shook his head: "No, I'm not married, how can I have a wife?" Impatient, Chang Changfeng loudly asked: "What is the matter in the end? Quickly say it." The scholar said: "In that case I will tell you, four heroes please don’t be offended."
    Although the four called themselves Heroes of the Grand Mountain, yet no one in Jianghu have ever before addressed them with so much respect. At this moment, listening to the scholar’s speech, they all had the same thought and simultaneously said: "Quickly tell us, what difficult matter it is, Four Heroes of the Grand Mountain certainly will undertake to help you."
    The scholar clasped his fists together and held them up in salute, then said: "Wandering in Jianghu, the gold in my little purse was exhausted, I only beg Four Heroes of the Grand Mountain to assist me with 10 ounces (liang) of silver. I thank you, four heroes, in advance. "
    Four Heroes of the Grand Mountain could not help but frown together, speechless. They wanted to rob the scholar, using some words he managed to reverse the situation. The Palms that Break Stone Chang Changfeng patting his stomach, said loudly: "For a friend, a real man won’t even refuse to have both sides of his body pierced by knives, much less trivial 10 ounces of silver. Big Brother, Third Brother, Fourth Brother, take money out. I have here... " He put out a hand to his bosom to pull out a purse, but suddenly he stopped; actually his purse was empty, it contained not even one copper coin. Fortunately, Hua Jianying and Gai Yiming had a few pieces of silver, they both took it out and gave to the scholar. The scholar repeatedly bowed to express thanks, saying: "I will never forget your kindness, I hope that in future I will be able to repay this debt of gratitude". Taking the pageboy along with him, he disappeared in the forest.
    He walked out of the woods, laughing, and the pageboy said: "This few ounces of silver, you are enjoying it, right?" As the pageboy, arranging disordered baggage, opened an old book, under a ray of setting sun there was a gold dazzle; actually numerous pieces of thin gold leaf were placed between the pages of the book. He observed, laughing: "Master told them that there was gold within, yet they did not to believe."

    [1] Allusion to Song Dynasty poem “There is no need for the rich to buy land, as plenty of food can be found in books. There is no need to invest in building a good house, as golden house can be found in books.”
    [2] There is a good explanation of what Jianghu, Lu Lin and Wu Lin are in Faerie Queene’s translation of “Legend of the White Haired Maiden”. I will take the liberty of quoting it here: “(...) “Lu Lin” is usually in reference to the underworld fraternity of thieves, bandits, outlaws and smugglers. The term sometimes carries undertones of the bandits robbing for good and charitable causes. Lu Lin should be differentiated from the term “Wu Lin” which is usually translated as the “martial arts world” referring to the world of martial art sects and masters. Another commonly used term “Jiang Hu” is in reference to both the underground and martial arts world as well as other secret societies/associations/clans etc.” Huang Yushi in the first part of this novel translated Jianghu as "wanderer's world".
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    All the best Irwika, I too tried to translate with abhay's and justin13 inspiration.. I tried to translate, latest translated chapter without reading and using online translations.. It's too much of the work and the outcome is pathetic so dropped the idea. I appreciate all the people who translate ( Because it is not easy especially for people who don't know chinese ). Will pray for u so that you get all the energy and patience to finish this..

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    Thank you, littleli. I will certainly need a lot of energy. Luckily this is a short story - it only has 5 chapters. And I’m already almost at the end of chapter 2
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    Four Heroes of the Grand Mountain tried to steal a chicken only to end up losing the rice, but that gallant act, contrary to what one might expected, have made them happy. Gai Yiming said: "With this scholar roaming the world, we will be able to spread the name of Four Heroes of the Grand Mountain..." He has not finished speaking, when sound of bell and horse’s hooves was being heard from the south. Xiaoyaozi said: "Brothers, listen to this horse running very fast, it is an extraordinary steed. No matter how, we have to capture this horse; if its owner has no other treasures, his horse alone can be regarded as a gift. Gai Yiming said: "Eldest Brother, you have divine insight and your words are reasonable". Hurriedly untying his belt, he said: "Quick, untie your belts, let’s form a rope!" He immediately joined four belts and was about to stretch them between two trees when the horse has ran into the forest.
    Seeing traveller, four person crouching on the ground immediately pulled the rope. Startled, the raider reined a horse and asked: "What are you doing?" Gai Yiming answered: "An horse-tripping rope, my child..." He has not finished his sentence, when he realized that something was wrong. Turning around, he saw immediately that the traveller was a beautiful girl. The girl asked: “Why are you doing horse-tripping rope?” Gai Yiming stood upright, flicked the dust from his body and said: "To catch your horse! Well, since you already know, a horse-tripping rope is not needed anymore. You obediently dismount, leave the horse and you may go. We, Four Heroes of the Grand Mountain, must not bully a single woman, that would brought us a bad name." The girl smiled and said: "You want me to leave my horse, are you not bullying me?" Gai Yiming, stumbling said: "Well ... that’s true." Xiaoyaozi said: "We are not bullying you, we are just bullying your horse. It’s only an animal, isn’t it?” He saw the horse’s tall body, bright oily hair; it seemed to be divine spirited horse. Together with the golden and silver bells and a saddle, is was already worth a lot of money. The more he looked at it, the more he liked it. Gai Yiming said: "Yes, the Four Heroes of the Grand Mountain are Jianghu top pugilists, we cannot make things difficult for women and children. You just stay mounted, we must not touch one hair on you. To think, I, Toad Chaser - Purposeful Competitor - Unmarked by the Avalanche... ” Covering her ears the girl hurriedly said "Say no more, say no more. You do not know who I am, I do not know who you are, right? "Gai Yiming said: "Ah, yes! But why you don’t want to know?". The girl smiled: "Since we are not acquainted, if I offend you, my dad cannot blame me. Well, good bold thief, four of you come together!" In a flash, four men saw that the girl’s hands were already holding a pair of swords and her power was such, that it created wind. She moved her horse forward and bent herself; with her right hand she cut off horse-tripping rope, while the sword in her left hand immediately went towards Gai Yiming’s head to cut it off. Gai Yiming shouted "Noble men do not fight with women! there is no need to hit...” Seeing white flash and realizing that long sword has been directed towards his face, he hastily raised his steel stick. A clang of metal was heard as the weapons intersected. But there was enormous power beneath the girl’s swords; Gai Yiming was unable to hold a grasp of his weapon and it immediately flew ten feet high and ended hooked to a big tree's branch.
    Hua Jianying and Chang Changfeng rushed together into the fight from a side, but the girl on a horseback was chopping continuously with her swords to the left and to the right; both Hua and Chang were unable to ward off. The girl saw the stone tablet in the hands of Chang Changfeng, she found it very strange and asked: "Hey, big man, what is the thing you hold?" Chang Changfeng answered: "This is the legendary Chang’s weapon, not like one of 18 typical martial arts weapons, ah... whoops!" The girl reversed long sword and used back of the blade to strike his wrist. Chang Changfeng suffered a strong pain and dropped his legendary weapon; as it happened, unfortunately the tablet landed on a previously injured, swollen toe.
    Xiaoyaozi, seeing the situation was not good, took his pipe and went forward, attacking on a flank. His pipe had been made from fine iron and it could be used in a fight in the same manner as a Judge's Pen, but his knowledge of the location of various acupoints was not very precise and he was erroneously attacking the wrong spots. Seeing this, the girl inwardly laughed; to expose the slip in his theory, she let him touch with his pipe the spot in the middle of her left leg. She only felt slight pain and asked him loudly: "Sickly ghost, what is the spot you point?" said: "This is the zhňng dú[1]acupoint, touching it causes knee paralysis, the four limbs of the body are becoming numb, aren’t you unable to strike me back?" The girl laughing observed: "This acupoint is not here, it’s two inches to the left." Xiaoyaozi stared blankly and said: “To the left? Unlikely.” He extended his pipe, intending once again to touch the same spot. The girl’s sword chopped downwards, hit his pipe making it fall to the ground, following which she took both swords with her right hand, while at the same time her left hand grabbed Xiaoyaozi by the neck. She pressed gently the horse’s belly, the horse gave a long neigh and flew out of the forest.

    [1] on the lateral aspect of the thigh


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    Good luck. Even if its shorter novel, it's gonna need colossal amount of energy and hard work to finish. I am sure you can do you it.
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    I’m back after a few days at the seaside. I was impatient to get back and continue my translation Here is the rest of the second chapter.
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    The girl rode away holding Xiaoyaozi by the back of his neck. His whole body was paralysed, his limbs numb, feeling like if he was tied and unable to do anything about it. The remaining Heroes of the Grand Mountain shouted: "Things are tense!" Wanting to sell their lives dearly, they chased with all their might after her. Soon the horse went many lis [1] away.
    Xiaoyaozi’s both feet were dragging along the ground and got severely scratched, so now they were dripping with blood. He said: "You grabbed my fēng chí[2]acupoint, which is the meeting point of the Yang Motility and Yang Linking Vessels, it is not surprising that I am unable to move. A fight is not a crime, although I’m defeated, it’s still a glorious defeat." The girl giggled, reined the horse and throwing him to the ground, said: "You must admit, that your acupoints technique failed!" Then she suddenly sneered and drawing a sword to his neck, shouted: "You are rude towards women, you have to be killed!" Xiaoyaozi sighed and said: "All right! But you better pierce my tiānzhů[3]acupoint with your sword, kill me with the sword and spare me much pain!"
    The girl could not help but laugh, thinking that this ghost even when facing death is still studying acupoints. She decided: “I will scare him to see what kind of person he is”, thus she pressed with swords’ blade the point at his neck, between the tiānzhů and fēng chí acupoints, and said: "It’s here." Xiaoyaozi shouted: "No, no, Miss is wrong, it’s still half an inch up..."At this moment there came three flustered men, shouting: "Miss, kill the three of us as well..." It was Chang Changfeng and the other two heroes. The girl asked: “Why did you deliver yourselves to be killed?” Gai Yiming replied: “Although The Four Heroes of the Grand Mountain were not born the same day of the same year, we hope to die the same day of the same year. If Miss kills my elder brother, we three brothers are unwilling to live alone, so please, Miss, kill us together. If anyone of us bats an eyelid, he will not be considered a hero!" While talking he walked beside Xiaoyaozi, were he stopped, stretching his neck to be killed. The girl hold her sword in midair, as if intending to cut down, Gai Yiming smiled, not trying to sidestep. The girl said: "Good! The martial arts skills of you four people are ordinary, but your spirit of loyalty is great, be regarded as a good guys, I spare you." She put the sword in sheath.
    Four heroes were pleasantly surprised and very grateful. Gai Yiming asked: "Miss, may I ask your name? We, Four Heroes of the Grand Mountain, will certainly never forget your kindness and will try to repay it in the future." The girl, hearing that he was still referring to themselves "The Four Heroes of the Grand Mountain" without the slightest degree of shame, could not help but smiled again and said: "Do not ask my name. However, I must ask you, why did you try to rob my horse?" Gai Yiming said: "Tenth day in March this year, is the 50 birthday of Jinyang’s [4] hero Xiao Banhe..." When the girl heard the name of Xiao Banhe, she asked startled: "You know old hero Xiao?" Gai Yiming explained: "We do not know old hero Xiao, but we have always admired his fame, therefore we went to take part in his 50 birthday celebration. I am ashamed to say, we four brothers have no gift to present, so it ... by ... this ... " The girl laughed: "So you wanted to take my horse to be a gift. Ah, it’s easy." She took a golden hairpin from her head and said: "In this golden hairpin there is a very expensive pearl; take it as a gift for birthday celebration, old hero Xiao will surely like it." She loosened horse’s rein and in an instant was far gone.
    Gai Yiming held the hairpin in his hand; there was a big round pearl on top of it, glistening with a rare bright lustre. Although four heroes didn’t know much about jewellery, but they were aware, that it was a rare treasure. Four heroes staring blankly at the pearl were endlessly happy. Xiaoyaozi said: "I like this bold and generous girl." Gai Yiming said: "Eldest Brother, you have divine insight and your words are reasonable."
    END OF CHAPTER 2

    [1] li=500 meters

    [2]on the lateral aspect of the neck (towards the back)

    [3]at the back of the neck (the upper part of it)

    [4]Jinyang, present day Taiyuan, a city in Shanxi province, near Fen river.
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    The girl was sitting in a small room of Ganting’s Fen An inn, on the table stood a small wine pot filled with a world famous Fen wine. This Ganting town, located between Linfen county and Hongtong county in southern Shanxi, is exactly the place of origin of Fen wine. But she only drank one sip, it was spicy and soon afterwards in her mouth she felt numbness and pain; this wine in reality was not at all tasty. Why is Daddy so fond of it? Daddy used to say: "Girls should not drink alcohol." If I listened to Dad at home, after having sneaked out, I wouldn’t drink a pot of Fen wine. To drink wine can be really difficult. She drank a big mouthful and had an impression that her face became hot, she touched her face with hand; it was really hot. In the room next door there are armed escorts drinking their wine, one cup after another, are they not afraid of hot?
    A coarse voice called out: "Boy, bring three more catties!" The girl listened and shook her head. Another voice said: "Brother Zhang, this is good principle to take a few small cups and drink little! There is a saying in Jianghu: „With steady hand and steady mouth, there is a good hiding everywhere.” Wait till we finally arrive in Beijing and drink with me then." The first man smiled and replied: "Chief Escort, I see you also need to be more steady. You were scared by the wild boasting of those Four Heroes of the Grand Mountain... hey, hey... waiter, quickly bring some more wine!"
    When the girl heard "Four Heroes of the Grand Mountain" mentioned, she could not help but to laugh, she assumed that these escorts also fought with them. She heard Chief Escort say: "What am I afraid of? You know that I carry extremely heavy burden. This ten thousand liang of salt money doesn’t permit my mind to be at ease.” He snorted: “Well, this time I won’t explain it to you in detail, once we arrive in Beijing, you will know." Escort Zhang smiled and said: "Yes, yes! I do not know, I do not know. Hey, the Twin Sabres, ah the Twin Sabres!”
    When the girl heard the words "Twin Sabres" her heart jumped, she put the ear to the wall wanting to hear more clearly, but no sound came from the other room. The girl slipped out of the room and silently stepped to escorts’ window. She heard Zhou questioning all of the escorts: "How do you know? Who leaked the rumour? Brother Zhang, this is a serious business." He lowered his voice, but his tone was extremely serious. Escort Zhang observed lightly: "Who of the brothers does not know? See for yourself, if it is much of a big secret.” Chief Escort's voice trembled when he hurriedly asked: "Who said about it?" Escort Zhang said: "Ha, ha! Who else? It was you."
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    Everybody is invited to make guesses, how did the secret leak out

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    Since no one was willing to make a guess, I continue my translation.
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    More pressingly Chief Escort asked: "When did I say it? Brother Zhang, if you don’t state everything clearly, I will not be able to figure it out. I, Zhou Weixin never treat you in a cold manner... ah..." Then another voice was heard: "Chief Escort, don’t be so agitated. Brother Zhang’s words are not wrong, it was you” Chief Escort Zhou: "I? I? How is it possible?" That other voice: "From the time when we left Xi'an, every night when you fall asleep, you are talking in your sleep, over and over again repeating: „Yuanyang Dao, Twin Sabres... they should be delivered to Beijing, the slightest trouble should not occur... the one who gets Yuanyang Dao would be matchless in the whole world..."
    Zhou Weixin was alarmed and ashamed. He wanted so desperately to keep the big secret for himself and all the time he was thinking of nothing else. Just because there was no other idea in his mind apart from "Yuanyang Dao", because he was thinking about it during the day and dreaming about it during the night, it happened that in his sleep he said it. He greeted all the escorts by raising clasped hands and whispered: "You can’t mention the word “Twin Sabres”. Starting from tonight, I will sleep with my mouth covered with a cloth."
    The girl outside the window listening to these words and feeling happy in her heart, thought: "I traveled far and wide looking for the Twin Sabres, only to find it easily. This pair of sabres unexpectedly being in this escorts’ hands, I will steal them. Let’s see what daddy will say?"
    Actually this girl’s surname was Xiao, given name Zhonghui, her dad was precisely the hero called Xiao Banhe. Xiao Banhe’s martial arts fame was reverberating far, his name was well known to every hero in Jianghu. Last month he received the information, that The Twin Sabres, that had been lost for many years, have reappeared in Jianghu, more precisely they were obtained by the Governor of the Sichuan-Shaanxi Province, Liu Yuyi. Xiao Banhe calculated in his mind that Liu Yuyi is likely to sent the precious sabres to the capital to be presented to the Emperor, and decided that rather than attempt to seize it in Xi'an with its heavy military presence, he would rob it on the way. How would he know, that Liu Yuyi was very cunning and wise and prepared a diversion? He was repeatedly sending official squadrons with fake gifts, fooling in succession many of the Jianghu great heroes, who passionately desired to possess the Twin Sabres, but losing a lot of his men.
    Xiao Banhe, thinking of his approaching 50 birthday, sent invitation cards, asking numerous heroes from Shaanxi, Shanxi, Hebei and Shandong provinces to drink a glass of wine at his birthday’s celebrations, but some of the invitation carts had the postscript, urging the recipient to make every effort to rob the precious sabres. Of course, if Xiao Banhe was not very well acquainted with the person’s character, the invitation sent to him had no postscript, otherwise rumors would leak out and would inadvertently alert the enemy, making it impossible to rob the precious sabres, and his action would only endanger his good friends' lives.
    Xiao Zhonghui, hearing her father mention the precious sabres, was immediately eager to try herself in action. When Xiao send his disciples everywhere to invite heroes, she wanted to go, when Xiao Banhe sent his men to prepare an ambush Shaanxi, she wanted to go even more. But Xiao Banhe shaking his head said: "No!". When she insisted, Xiao Banhe: "Ask your aunt to ask your mother." Xiao Banhe had two wives; first madam’s family name was Yuan, second’s – Yang. Zhonghui’s mother was Ms Yang, but Ms Yuan loved her very much, as if she was her biological daughter. Ms Yuan was very kind to her and treated her like her own daughter, but she was a dignified looking person and Zhonghui from early childhood never dared to disobey her aunt. But grabbing the precious sabres, ah, both dangerous and wonderful, this matter was very amusing. Xiao Zhonghui thought about it until she was unable to hold back, and finally in the middle of the night, leaving a note to dad, aunt and mother, she secretly took a horse and left Jinyang.
    After encountering with Four Heroes of the Grand Mountain going to her dad’s birthday celebration she was persuaded that the martial arts of other heroes in this world are also only mediocre; hearing escort’s dialogue, she fought that robbing The Twin Sabres is nothing difficult. She turned back and wanted to returned to her room and then slowly decide how to handle the escorts, but after two steps, suddenly, she heard the sound coming from the room across the courtyard. This sound was familiar to her from her childhood; it was the sound of clashing weapons. Alarmed, she thought: "Ah, not good! People will see me!" Someone was shouting: "Do you really want to fight?" The voice of a woman cried: "Does politeness still mean anything to you?" Uninterrupted sound “Ping, ping, pang, pang” was heard; strikes were very fierce. This sound was mixed with a cry of a baby. In the window of the room two shadows were visible; a man and a woman, each armed with a sabre, were making quick moves, attacking with all their might.
    The inn was at once in the chaos. As soon as Chief Escort Zhou heard it he shouted: "Do not go out, be alert, guard the cart carefully, it might be bandits stratagem to lure us out." Xiao Zhonghui thought: "So it’s not for real, they are only trying to move the tiger from the mountain [1] by a fake fight? It’s a pity he didn’t come out to have a look, or else is would be indeed a good opportunity to steal the sabres." Looking at that two shadows again, she noticed that the woman was already short of power, continuously retreating, and the men was advancing step by step, not at all relaxing. Her chivalrous heart surged, she thought: “This vicious thief is exceedingly rude, rushing late at night into the women's room, acting perverse and violent; who would not fight against injustice?" She wanted to rush in to assist the woman, but then she thought: "Oh no! If I put my hand to it, I will inevitably reveal my abilities, if those escorts see it, then stealing the sabres will not be easy." Immediately she fought back her anger, only to hear the striking of weapons gradually slowing down. Both men and women continued to shout the abuses, but they used southern Shandong dialect, and Xiao Zhonghui was unable to understand more than half of it.
    She listened for a while, jittery, and was just about to return to her room, when suddenly she heard a sound, the doors of a room in eastern part of the courtyard were pushed open and a young scholar came out. He stated in a clear voice: "What is it they are quarrelling about? One can use words to solve a problem, why use a sword or a spear?" He walked to the windows of the room occupied by that men and women, apparently intending to mediate. Xiao Zhonghui thought: "That bad guy who is bullying others in this vicious way, would he reason with you?"
    The striking of weapons in the room rose once again, the child was crying louder and louder. Suddenly a projectile flew out from the window and making a loud sound hit the scholar's hat and made it fell to the ground. The scholar cried: "Ah yo, no good!" Then to himself: "A fire in the city gates is also a calamity for the fish in the moat[2]. Gentlemen do not have to stay in dangerous place, protecting one’s life is still a wise thing to do". Saying this he slowly returned to the room. Xiao Zhonghui was both amused, but also worried about the woman; considering how vicious and fearless this criminal was, the woman will inevitably suffer a great defeat. But at that moment the sound of fight in the room ceased, the inn was at once silent.
    Xiao Zhonghui pondered: "Daddy always says, one should deal with important matters first; at present steeling the Twin Sabres is the most important, I have to let that vicious person go." She immediately returned to her room, shut the door and lying on the kang was wondering how to rob the precious sabres: "This escorts are many, how am I to deal with them alone? Before the night is over I should hurry back to Jinyang, to tell dad what I know and let him sent his people to carry this task. But if I use the stratagem to steal the sabres, and offer them to daddy, isn’t it even better?" She felt very happy, anticipating how she would be proud of herself. But what stratagem should be employed? From her childhood she was thought by her father and her martial arts really wasn’t weak, but when it came to planning, Miss Xiao was not an expert. Although five or six ideas came to her mind, yet after a careful consideration she decided that none of them was actually useful. Her vision was blurred and her eyelids got heavy, outside, the night was still.
    Suddenly a “Tuk”, “Tuk”, “Tuk” was heard... the sound seemed to come from far and near; it seemed that someone was hitting the street’s slabs with an iron stick; evidently the person was blind. The sound arrived before the inn, where it stopped, and then the sound of iron stick knocking the inn’s door was heard, followed by the sound of waiter opening the inn’s door and scolding a visitor. The old voice asked for a room and the waiter requested him to pay in advance. The elderly blind man took out all his money, but it was not enough to pay for a room. Thereupon the sound of pushing and earnestly imploring voice were heard; the waiter was cursing using foul language, one rude sentence after another passed through Xiao Zhonghui's ears. The more she heard, the more she felt for that poor blind man.

    [1] to lure an opponent out by a stratagem
    [2] the bystander will also suffer
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    She stood up, took the small silver ingot from a bundle wrapped in cloth, opened the door and went out, but was surprised to find the scholar in the middle of talking and gesticulating, giving the waiter some incomprehensible orders. Apparently despite his philosophy of protecting oneself as the most important thing, he still could not help but to be meddling in other people's business.
    She just heard him say: "Younger brother, respect and sympathy for elderly and poor is a virtue, give him a mat and the matter is over." Waiter answered angrily: "Master, since you put it so nicely, and since you are so kind, then give him the mat yourself, eh?" The scholar retorted: "You are wrong. Consider that I am a wanderer, with not much money for travel expenses in my belt, precious inn’s prices are intimidating, if I help others whenever I wish, in a blink of an eye I will be in as big a distress as Master in Chen Cai [1]" Xiao Zhonghui giggled and exclaimed: "Hey, younger brother, here is the money for the mat!" The waiter looked up and saw a flash of white light, a piece of silver flew over, so he hurriedly hold out a hand to catch it. He was accustomed to receive money, hundreds of times he caught the money tossed by the client and never failed, but the money flying like this in the air he experienced for the first time in his life and inevitably he lacked practice. The sound of pop and crash was heard and the piece of silver struck him on the chest; although it was money, yet to be hit was, after all, painful, so he shouted "ah”!
    The scholar said: "You see, this girl is very young, yet she is so kind. Younger brother, you are wrong in your behavior." Xiao Zhonghui glanced at the scholar, saw his long face with smart eyes and eyebrows like a sharp sword. His whole countenance betrayed heroic spirit and imposing personality. Her heart skipped a beat, so she hurriedly looked down.
    The old blind man said: "Thank you, Master, for your kindness, you paid for the old blind person’s room and meal, I really thank you very much. However I do not know my benefactor’s honoured name, I will keep it in my heart and someday in the future I will repay your kindness." That scholar answered: "The surname of this humble one is Yuan and given name Guannan, it’s a trivial matter, not worth mentioning. Sir, what is your honoured name?" The old blind man replied: "My humble name is Zhuo Tianxiong." Xiao Zhonghui was amusement: "Really, not only eyes of this old person are blind, but also his mind, obviously I gave the money, but he thanks someone else." Suddenly she heard the words "Zhuo Tianxiong" and was startled: "It seems that I’ve heard this name before. The other day dad and aunt have said the name in a low voice, at that time I was just passing by the aunt’s door, dad and aunt saw me and immediately closed their mouths. But there may be another person of the same name, or perhaps the name sounds the same, but it is written with different characters. How can my dad know this old blind man?"
    Yuan Guannan with Zhuo Tianxiong followed the waiter into the inner court. Passing by Xiao Zhonghui’s side, Yuan Guannan suddenly bowed with clasped hands and asked: "Miss, did you take a lot of money with you?" Xiao Zhonghui didn’t expect that he would talk to her, with her face turned red, she was unable to return politeness and only said: "Why?" Yuan Guannan explained: "It can clearly be seen that Miss is a rich person, I would like to borrow some money for the travel expenses during the journey to the capital!" Xiao Zhonghui also did not expect that he would get straight to the point and start to talk about borrowing money; she felt increasingly embarrassed, she blushed deeply, and not knowing how to reply, she turned her face away. The scholar said: "Well, since you are unwilling to lend me money, there is no harm in it." Having said it he greeted her by raising his clasped hands, turned around to go back into his room.
    Xiao Zhonghui’s heart skipped a beat and for a while she stood there unable to do anything, suddenly, inside the room where previously two people were fighting, there was again a sound of weapons clashing and a voice shouted abuses. “Bang, bang”, the window’s frame flew open and a strong man armed with sabre jumped from the window, carrying a baby in his left hand. Then a young woman emerged from the window, her hair in disorder, wielding a broadsword and shouting: "Quickly return my child, where are you taking him?" One after the other, the two people rushed out of the inn’s room. Xiao Zhonghui saw the terrified expression on the young women’s face and no longer restraining her anger she shouted: "This criminal robbed her child, he offended Heaven and reason!" She hurriedly went back into her room to fetch her swords and rushed out.

    [1]Confucius is said to be besieged between Chen and Cai during his travel to various states in China. He and his disciples ran out of food and were suffering hardships.
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    thanks irwika, for the translation..

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    In a distance the woman’s shouting was heard : "Quickly put the child down, it’s late at night, and he is really scared! I will hack you in pieces, you evil thief, the child is really scared, I ... I... " Xiao Zhonghui hurriedly chased after the voice, then she realised that the culprit’s and the young woman's lightness skill was not weaker than hers; when she finally caught up with them, their blades were intersecting in fierce battle. The criminal was embracing the child, therefore the situation was unfavourable for him. He immediately placed the child on a limestone rock, waved his blade and attacked. Xiao Zhonghui stopped because she wanted to take a look at the martial arts skill of the criminal first. She saw that he was strong, vigorous and violent, his sword technique was fierce and tough, he was attacking and withdrawing with great speed. It seemed that in the blink of an eye his sabre would inflict an injury. Xiao Zhonghui raised her swords and jumped out, shouting: "Evil thief, you still don’t stop?" With her right-hand short sword she performed a fake attack, while her left-hand long sword was going to stab the criminal in the chest. That young woman, seeing Xiao Zhonghui joining the fight was shocked, then she hurriedly picked up her beloved child and hugged it.
    The culprit lift up sabre and asked: "Who are you?" Xiao Zhonghui sneered slightly and said: "The girl fighting for justice”.
    She was brandishing a sword and hacking. Apart from her father and her senior martial brothers she has never before exchanged blows with anyone; for the first time she was fighting with outsiders when she was dealing with the Four Heroes of the Grand Mountain, this fight with the criminal was the second time. His martial arts were much stronger than the martial arts of the Four Heroes of the Grand Mountain, his moves were changing irregularly, his blade was circling like if it was dancing in the breeze, his left hand often counterattacked with profound strength. Xiao Zhonghui exclaimed: "Evil thief, so perverse!" Her left-hand sword attacked; abruptly performing a "Flower’s petal shakes the willow” stance, she made a whirl with her long sword. The culprit was surprised, he leaned the body to dodge. Xiao Zhonghui exclaimed: "Lie down!" Her short sword went slanting down and scraped the culprit’s left leg. He roared loudly and fell to his knees, while she raised her both swords to strike; she propped herself up on one sword and made a sweep with one leg, she was going to kick him and make him fell to the ground, following which her short sword would stab his right leg.
    Suddenly a soughing of the wind was heard when the sword attacked her from behind. Xiao Zhonghui was surprised, turned back and did not hurt the criminal. She hastily circled her sword to ward off the attacking blade, this "Lion looks back" was just perfect action, when the weapons intersected, the sparks were flying in all directions. She looked around and was even more surprised, because the person who attacked her was that woman embracing the child. The woman attacked her with one sword, and followed with another. Xiao Zhonghui knew that the purpose of this stance, "Yaksha [1] exploring the Sea," was to hurt enemy regardless of one's own safety; it was actually a desperate move. At once directing her short sword to block it she shouted: "Are you crazy?" The woman asked in her turn: "Are you crazy?" Her sword dodged Xiao Zhonghui’s long sword and using it’s momentum it went forward slipping past her fingers. Xiao Zhonghui was surprised, seeing that this woman’s strength was not as good as the criminal’s, but her sword technique was crafty and deceitful, yet profound.
    In the meantime the criminal had already bound his leg wound, took the sabre and went forward to attack Zhonghui on a flank. Of the two people, one was attacking and one was defending. Xiao Zhonghui secretly cried: "So the two of them set a trap, they deliberately drew me in.” Although she grasped the essence of her sword technique, yet compared with her enemies she lacked experience. Now at midnight, in a desolated place, attacked from two sides and not knowing how many more enemies were still around, she could not help but felt afraid. She shouted: "There is neither hatred nor enmity between me and you, why did you set up this deadly trap to harm me?" The criminal cursed: "Who is acquainted with you? Little s**t, my sabre cuts for no reason at all." The woman also shouted: "In the end, what are your principles, you don’t distinguish between right and wrong and injure others." She asked the criminal: "Elder brother Long, how is your injury?" Her voice sounded deeply concerned. The criminal replied: "Damn it! The pain is difficult to endure." Xiao Zhonghui found it strange and said: "Are you not deliberately harming me?" That young woman asked: "After all, what are you doing? Trying to violently tyrannize others, thinking that you are exceptionally skilful in martial arts? How really shameless." Xiao Zhonghui angrily: "I saw you being bullied by this criminal, I had good intentions to save you, how was I to know that you were only pretending to fight." That young woman replied: "Who pretended to fight? We, husband and wife, had a dispute, it's an ordinary thing, why do you interfere in other people's business?"
    Xiao Zhonghui, hearing the words "husband and wife had a dispute," was shocked and stammeringly replied: "You...you... are husband and wife?" Immediately she jumped back, her mind in confusion. That strong man said: "We are man and woman staying in one room, we gave birth to a child, aren’t we husband and wife?" Xiaozhong Hui bewildered asked: "This child is your son?" The woman replied: "He is child’s father, I am child’s mother, what’s so strange about it? His name is Lin Yulong, my name is Ren Feiyan, is there still something you want to ask?" She was seething and hold her sword in midair, wanting to start a fight again. Xiaozhong Hui said: "Since you are husband and wife, why do you fight and scold and use swords?" Ren Feiyan sneered: "Ha, ha, big girl, wait until you marry, then you’ll understand. If a couple do not fight, then should they be called husband and wife? Have you seen a couple that do not quarrel?" Xiao Zhonghui stated: "My father and mother never quarrel nor fight." Lin Yulong stroking his leg, cursed: "Damn it! What kind of husband and wife they are? Ah yo, ah yo..." Ren Feiyan heard her husband shout in pain, hurriedly she put the child aside and looked at his wound, there was not a bit of falsehood in her expression, they really were a loving couple. Lin Yulong cursed: "Damn it! No quarrel, no fight, what sort of husband and wife they are?" Xiao Zhonghui stared blankly then in her heart she said: "Hey, he is scolding my father and mother!" Anger rose in her chest, she came forward wanting to teach him a lesson, but with two enemies she couldn’t expect to win. However, she noticed the baby lying on rock and crying incessantly; she turned around, picked up the baby and rushed away.

    [1] a class of nature spirits from Buddhist mythology (usually an inoffensive nature-fairy, but sometimes a kind of ghost that haunts the wilderness)
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    Ren Feiyan bound again her husband’s wound, when she turned around she saw that her child had disappeared and frightened she screamed: "My son?" Lin Yulong cried: "Ah yo". He jumped saying: "He’s been carried away by that s**t." Ren Feiyan asked: "Why didn’t you say that earlier?" Lin Yulong replied: "You were holding him, who told you to put him on the ground?" Furious, Ren Feiyan moved quickly forward and slapped him, shouting: "I wrapped your wound! You cadaver!" Lin Yulong, hitting her back, cursed: "You are unable to take care of our son, whom do you want to please?" Ren Feiyan said: "You animal, quickly go and get our son back, we will settle our accounts later." She made a vehement step to pursue Xiao Zhonghui. Lin Yulong said: "Right, getting back our son is urgent. Stinky old woman, who is unable to take care of her own biological son, do you think you can do it?" He followed her in her pursuit of their child.
    Xiao Zhonghui, hiding behind a tree, kept her hand on the baby’s mouth, not to let him cry. Seeing Ren and Lin simultaneously cursing and chasing, seeking their child farther and farther away, she was inwardly amused. Feeling a sudden burst of heat, surprised she lowered her head and saw that a large area of her clothes was wet; actually the child peed. She grew angry and vexed, she gently slapped the baby and scolded: "Was it necessary to pee without saying a word of warning?" The child was not even one year old, how could it speak? Being slapped, it burst into tears. Xiao Zhonghui’s mind was disturbed, she had no alternative but to repeat "good boy, good baby" and slowly coax it. After a while of coaxing, the child closed its eyes and fell asleep.
    Xiao Zhonghui, seeing his chubby head and plump ears, his rosy face, silly but very cute, could not help but quite like it. She thought: "Let’s go back to his dad and mom, they were scared enough.” Seeing that the couple went north and not returned to the inn, she directed herself northward. Having walked more than 10 lis, she observed that the sky was already beginning to brighten; it was dawn, but there was no sign of the couple. When the morning came she sat down in a dense forest, where the birds were singing and the aroma of wild flowers assailed her nostrils. Xiao Zhonghui noticed that the forest landscape was quiet; she had not slept the whole night and was really tired, therefore she picked up a soft grass in order to rest under the tree. She lowered her head and saw the child in her arms was sleeping sound, after a while she herself was also asleep.
    END OF CHAPTER 3 (Hoorayyy )
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    Thanks Irwika, two more to go.. With this one more Jin Yong novel will get completed.

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    Thank you, littleli, for your replies to my posts. Your appreciation of my work is very motivating , and I need motivation, because my enthusiasm after one month translating is somehow diminished. I feel that my translation’s quality is far from what I hoped it would be and it’s really frustrating, but on the other hand I don’t have enough patience to spend an hour translating one sentence.

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    oh, thats ok.

    by the way, you can waste your entire life thinking about perfection, but it's wise to go out and deliver your best. What ever u do, its relatively best and there are many people like me who want any translation because we cannot do this.. you are translating for us and we are thankful to you.. and don't worry about nuances.

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    Thanks for the encouragement. Let's begin chapter 4!
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    Sunlight was gradually becoming more vivid, the trees’ shade have moved, fragrance of flowers was more intense. In her sleep Xiao Zhonghui heard from a distance a sound of a group of escorts calling "wei wu xin yi, military might - good faith". She yawned, but did not open her eyes. The sound was gradually approaching. It was precisely the Weixin Escort Agency. Tiebian Zhen Bafang Zhou Weixin led a large number of his men, meandering and rambling nearing the fragrant jujube forest, through which they had to pass in order to reach the high road leading straight from Hongdong County to the capital. The sun was high in the sky, it was really a good day, on a day like this nothing can go wrong, but in his heart Zhou Weixin was afraid. His heart suddenly jumped, when he heard the sound of the old blind man's iron stick hitting the ground behind the escort’s team. Having gotten up early, the old blind man followed the escorts team; at first no one paid attention, but although the horses and cart were moving fast, strange to say, the blind man was all along following them. Zhou Weixin found it a little weird, he winked to escort Zhang and escort Zhan. Whipping animals they made them gallop and after a while the old blind man was left far behind. Zhou Weixin was relieved. But the escort’s cart was heavy, to travel so fast was impossible and after a short time they slowed down. A moment later a “tuk, tuk, tuk” faint sound was heard from behind, the old blind man actually caught up with them. At such a display of martial arts, all escort team members without exception looking at each other turned pale; the old blind man who possessed such level of qinggong, was really extremely difficult to deal with. Escort’s team slowed down, but the blind man did not catch up with them, his iron stick was hitting the ground, “tuk, tuk, tuk”, but he always kept the distance of 10 zhang [1].
    Seeing that there is a dark mass of woods in front, Zhou Weixin whispered: "Brother Zhang, everybody has to be on their guard, this old blind man can really be a bit demonic, Jianghu has a saying: “Always act as if you were facing the enemy, your mind should be alert as if you were passing through a foot-bridge." Escort Zhang fend off the Four Heroes of the Grand Mountain the previous day and was elated by his heroic deed, now listening to Zhou Weixin he said in his heart: "Even if his lightness skill is not bad, what is to be feared from an old blind man? I know you, you see a mouse and think it’s a tiger." Stooping, he picked up a pebble from the ground, he used the "Flying locusts" stance, lowering elbow he raised his wrist and launched the pebble in direction of the old blind man. Only “chi, chi” sound was heard as the pebbles flew extremely fast in direction of the blind man. He did not even raise his head, only slightly lifted his iron stick, a sound of hitting was heard and the pebbels were presently quickly coming back. Escort Zhang exclaimed: "ah yo!" as the small stone hit him in the forehead and a blood flew. Escorts team was at once in chaos.

    [1] Zhang= 3,3 meters.

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    I haven't had a chance to read your work, just want to cheer you up.

    One minor suggestion: don't worry about following the author's paragraph, I think it will be easier to read if you put more space, i.e. divide the paragraphs into shorter ones.

    Good luck!

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    Thank you, foxs, for your advice. I'll try to keep the paragraphs shorter.
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    Escort Zhang cried: "Blind thief, either you or I die!" Giving free rein to the horse he went forward, raising a sabre to cut down towards the blind person’s shoulder. The blind man raised his stick, Escort Zhang holding a sword in his hands fell to the ground and shook from ache in his arm. He felt faint pain between the thumb and forefinger. He cried: "If there is any strong man, let’s fight this blind man together!"
    Although everyone saw the blind man’s superior martial arts, yet he was after all only a single person, blind and unable to fight off many heroes, so swords and spears were taken off simultaneously; 78 escorts immediately surrounded the old man. The blind man didn’t show the slightest concern, waving his iron stick he was striking in the east and stabbing in the west, and one after another the escorts were knocked down on the ground. Zhou Weixin looked from a distance and saw the old blind man fought steadily, he was calm and composed, not at all worried about the great number of his opponents.
    Suddenly his eyelids made a quick move and Zhou Weixin saw spirit shining in his flickering eyes; actually he was not at all blind. He then turned around and kicked escort Zhan, who made a somersault. Zhou Weixin was greatly astonished, he knew that this "blind" man was by no means comparable to Xiaoyaozi and his Four Heroes of the Grand Mountain, but it was really a master.
    Thinking of their responsibilities he shouted: "Brother Zhang, catch this old blind man, but do not kill him. I will go in advance, we will meet in Hongdong County." In his mind he added: "A saying in Jianghu went: When one meets any danger on the road he should escape from that place, one who is not a gifted scholar can’t recite poetry." Kicking his horse, he rushed towards the woods.
    Just as he was galloping into the woods, he saw a sword’s flash behind a big tree’s trunk. He was an experienced pugilist and he was inwardly complaining of his bitter lot: "So the "blind" man was not a lonely robber, his assistants are lying here in ambush." Immediately he started desperately whipping his horse to make it speed up, but after he rode 45 zhang, a figure emerged from behind the tree.
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    Does anyone have an idea, how to translate the name of the whip technique: 呼延十八鞭?
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    When Zhou Weixin saw the man armed with sabre, looking fierce, he didn’t waste the time for conversation, but immediately made a quick move with a hand and an arrow flew out in direction of that person, while Zhou was riding speedily forward. The man brandished a sabre and deflected the arrow, cursing: "Who released this lunatic?”
    Another person, following after him, shouted: "You yourself are a lunatic, I am not!" "Bang, bang, bang" - the catapult sounded as a series of 89 beads flew out in rapid succession, some of them hit the horse’s buttocks; suffering great pain it kicked with its rear legs wildly, and Zhou Weixin fell of the horse. Holding his whip, he rolled on the ground and quickly jumped up, when a pellet hit his wrist. He let go of his iron whip and he himself again fell on the ground.
    Both people rushed simultaneously, one from right side, one from the left, and two swords touched his neck at the same moment. One person asked: "Who are you?" Another person asked: "Why are you behaving like a madman?" The first one also demanded: "Have you seen a child?" while the other inquired: "Have you seen a young girl passing by?". The first one asked: "Was that young girl carrying a baby?" In a moment each of them asked seven or eight questions, Zhou Weixin was about to open his mouth ten times, but was unable to answer all these queries. This was Lin Yulong and Ren Feiyan couple.
    Lin Yulong shouted at his wife: "Shut up, let me ask him." Ren Feiyan said: "Why must I shut up? You shut up, I will ask questions!" Both people were quarreling again. Zhou Weixin was lying with two swords pressing his neck, fearing this hot-tempered couple; if more pressure was added to the swords, his head would inevitably be separated from his body. Jainghu have a saying: "You go to your Southern Pass, and I walk my log bridge."[1] Once again he thought: "There is a saying in Jainghu: “A single person should not look for trouble, a stretched hand won’t hit a smiling man.”" Immediately he smiled and said: "You two don’t have to be impatient, release me first, then calmly and slowly ask your questions." Lin Yulong shouted: "You want us to let you go?"
    Ren Feiyan saw his right hand moving backwards and touching the bundle wrapped in cloth carried on his back; it seemd to conceal a very valuable things. She shouted: "What is it?" Ever since the Governor handed to him that precious sabres, Zhou Weixin has not forgotten for a second the words "Twin Sabres", because his mind was occupied by nothing else even in his dream he could not stop talking about it; now steel swords were pressed to his neck and the situation was critical. Ren Feiyan asked again more pressingly, there was no time for pondering. Not able to stop himself he blurted out without thinking: "Twin Sabres!"
    Lin and Ren were astonished on hearing these, both moved their left hands simultaneously and at the same time caught the bundle on his back. Just when he finished speaking, Zhou Weixin already endlessly regretted it; presently he was desperately busying his mind to find a solution and his thoughts were revolving around one idea: "A saying in Jianghu went: “When one man is doing his utmost, ten thousand men are not his match.” Not to mention they are only two people."
    Unable to deal with chilling cold of the sharp blade at his neck, he threw himself forward and was about to go away. But the couple moved at the same time, pulling the bundle at his back with great force. However, the bundle was tightly fastened. Actually Zhou Weixin used thin iron rope to tie this pair of precious sabres carried on his back; although the couple used their force simultaneously, still the iron rope remained untouched. The three were tangled together.
    Zhou Weixin moved his hand to his back trying to strike the opponents, his fist hit Lin Yulong in the face. Ren Feiyan turned her sword’s handle and hitting hard with it the back of Zhou Weixin’s neck, asked: "Brother Long, does it hurt?" Lin Yulong angrily answered: "What’s the use of asking? Of course it hurts." Ren Feiyan furiously replied: "I kindly ask you, what’s wrong with it?" While talking, they both were trying to snatch the bundle.
    When they were struggling like this, in the grass thicket a piercing voice cried: "Do you want the child?" Lin and Ren looked up and saw that it was precisely Xiao Zhonghui holding their son. They were delighted, immediately both of them at the same moment held out a hand to take the baby. Xiao Zhonghui handed the child with her right hand, in her left hand she was holding a long sword, with which she cut open the bundle at the back of Zhou Weixin. Then with her right hand she searched it and pulled out a sabre; it was shining with a blue light and producing a cold air while it was waved, it really was a rare sword, with its blade the iron rope could be cut.

    [1] Everybody has his own problems
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    Thank you Irwirka.

    Just found and read this works.
    Hope to see you completing this.
    You have done well; and dont worry too mushc about the typos or quality.
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