Legend of Glorious Fathers
Author: WANG, Xiang-Qi
Publisher: Unitas Publishing Co., Ltd.
Published Date: 2010/12
There’re four notabilities at the northern Tamsui in the third year of Xian Feng. They were Huang Long-An, who was the head of three counties in Quan-Zhou and the unscrupulous, brave and capable person in the upper outskirts of Monga, You Gong(Lin You-Zao), the famous merchant of lower outskirts, was from Tong-An in Quan-Zhou, and the tea dealer “Bai Dong”(Bai Qi-Xiang) of Zu-Shi Temple at Qing-Shui who was from An-Xi in Quan-Zhou. The last one was Lin Guo-Fang, the wealthy and influential clan of Ba-Jie in Zhang Zhou.
Huang Long-An was just the kind of Ambitious guy as Cao-Cao who controlled the ferry of Monga and oppressesd the traders of lower outskirts. Lin You-Zao lived in Ba-Jia village of lower outskirts. He was a country gentry and a man of stable character. Locals loved and respected him a lot. He was dissatisfied with Huang Long-An’s bully and conspired with the Lin Ben-Yuan clan of Zhang Zhou to pull down Huang and to manage ferry of Monga together. Bai Qi-Xiang was responsible for the Zu-Shi Temple. He lived in the border between upper and lower outskirts, the diplomatic and friendly personality made him a target to be recruited by the two parties.
Huang Long-An bore a grudge against Lin You-Zhou and his village, because the latter refused to help him during the fighting between Zhang and Quan Zhou and caused great damage to his party. He therefore always picked on them. Defeated by Huang Long-An, the soldiers of Ba-Jia village escaped from hometown. Lin Yun-Zao shed tears for the mountain of corpses. He found that the vengeance was not the most important mission anymore. He had to create a new prospect for him to live on. All people of Lin’s township moved to Dadao-Cheng (today’s Di-Hua street) to operate new trading companies. They supplied the goods and materials to Huang Long-An when people lived in upper outskirts suffered from a plague. In the end of story, Huang Long-An send Ling You-Zao a tablet which proclaimed the latter “the head of three clans”. The northern Tamsui was finally peaceful. Just like the title of this story, there’s no more prejudice but only harmony.
【About the Author】
Born in 1957. He was graduated from Department of Biology of National Taiwan Normal University and post baccalaureate medicine of Kaohsiung Medical University. He is the psychiatrist and the superintendent of the Convalescence Hospital in San Xia now. His novel No Testicle Master had won the first prize of UNITAS Junior Award for short story, and China Times literature award. His writing include No Testicle Master fiction anthology and Taiwan historical novel Legend of Glorious Fathers. The first one had been adapted for the same title film, which was played by the famous cast at the time such as Chen Song-Yong, Lu Xiao-Feng, Wu Nian-Zhen and Wu Xuan San.
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