Water Margin - Chapters 26 - 30 Summary & Analysis

Shi Nai'an
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Chapters 26 - 30 Summary

In Chapter 26, Inspector Ho's wife suggests he take a few of Wu's bones as evidence. When Wu the Elder's ghost appears to him, Wu Song knows that his death was suspicious. Coroner Ho tells him he suspected Wu the Elder had been poisoned and gives Wu Song the bones. Ho, Wu Song and Yunge file a case with the magistrate. Ximen attempts to pay off officials. The magistrate also wants to be paid off and tries to return the evidence to Wu Song. Wu Song forces Golden Lotus to tell a group of neighbors what happened to Wu the Elder. Wu Song kills Golden Lotus and Ximen.

In Chapter 27, Wu Song turns himself in for the murders of Golden Lotus and Ximen. Mistress Wang is sentenced to death. Wu Song is given forty strokes, tattooed and exiled.

In Chapter 28, Wu Song is treated kindly in...

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