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Water Margin Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 36 - 40 Summary

Shi Nai'an
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Chapters 36 - 40 Summary

In Chapter 36, Song Jiang promises the angry men that he will go to the magistrate to confess the following day. He is exiled to the prison in Jiangzhou. As he is being escorted to his place of exile, a group from Liangshan Marsh intercepts them to try to save Song. Song tells the leaders that he does not want to dishonor his father by becoming a bandit and continues to Jiangzhou. They stop at a tavern where the manager serves the men drugged wine. Because the manager later recognizes Song, he does not kill them.

In Chapter 37, Song Jiang and his two guards are given trouble because they give silver to a performing medicine man. When Song finally arrives in Jizhou, he angers the prison superintendent because he does not give him a gift as is customary.

In Chapter 38, when the superintendent learns who Song...

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