From Chapter 6 - Mysterious happenings on the Summit of the Cliff:
Originally Posted by Ian Liew
In fact, after discovering the circumstances behind the journey of the
Six Freaks to Mongolia, he felt great admiration for them. He
interrogated Yin Zhiping, who confirmed that Guo Jing didnít have any
neigong. As a Senior of the Quanzhen Sect he knew perfectly the
principles of Taoism. He didnít want Qiu Chuji to impose this challenge
on the Six Freaks. He tried to convince his martial brother repeatedly,
but Qiu would not hear of it. As last resort he came to the steppe to
try to help Guo Jing without telling anyone. Otherwise, how could he
have met the child, by accident, in the immensity of the northern plain?
What other reason would he have for dedicating two years of his life to
give Guo Jing this precious instruction? If Mei Chaofeng had not
re-emerged unexpectedly, he would have discreetly left for the south
once assured that Guo Jingís neigong foundations were well established.
The result would have been that neither the Six Freaks nor Qiu Chuji
would have suspected anything.
In the 2003 adaptation, Qiu Chuji is backed into a corner by Ke Zhen E's pride and exasperated at their demands, but then a lightbulb lights up and his mood changes. Any fan of LOCH should definitely try that adaptation, as it's probably the closest novel to screen adaptation of anything that I've ever seen.
Originally Posted by CFT