Water Margin - Chapters 76 - 80 Summary & Analysis

Shi Nai'an
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Chapters 76 - 80 Summary

In Chapter 76, Tong Guan realizes what a formidable force the bandits are.

In Chapter 77, Tong Guan's army is defeated in the first battle. Song Jiang's forces ambush those of Tong in the second battle. Because the bandits suspect that another expedition will be sent out, they decide to send someone to investigate what might be in store for them.

In Chapter 78, Dai Zong and Liu Tang are sent to investigate when they will be attacked again. Marshal Gao offers to lead an army to defeat the bandits. Gao asks that he be allowed to have boats to assist him in the war against the bandits. Dai returns to the stronghold with this news and the group begins to form battle plans. Despite his plans, Gao's water attack fails. He and his army try to retreat but are attacked by the bandits.

In Chapter 79, Marshal Gao...

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