Water Margin - Chapters 41 - 45 Summary & Analysis

Shi Nai'an
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Chapters 41 - 45 Summary

In Chapter 41, Song Jiang and his companions burn down Huang's house and kill his family and servants. Zhang Shun and Li Jun capture Huang off a government boat and Li Kui kills him. Song realizes that he must join the Liangshan Marsh force or face death.

In Chapter 42, Song tries to bring his father to safety in the Liangshan Marsh stronghold but he is forced to hide from soldiers in a shrine. Fairy maids and boys rescue Song from the temple and take him to the Mystic Queen of Ninth Heaven. When Song wakes the next morning, he finds the bandits have come to look for him and rescue him. They also take Song's father and brother safely back to the stronghold.

In Chapter 43, Li Kui tries to carry his mother to safety across the mountains, but she is eaten by tigers. Li Kui kills...

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