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  卻說魯肅回見周瑜,說玄德,孔明歡喜不疑,準備出城勞軍。周瑜大笑曰:「原來今番也中了吾計!」便教魯肅稟報吳侯,並遣程普引兵接應。周瑜此時箭瘡已漸平愈,身軀無事,使甘寧為先鋒,自與徐盛,丁奉為第二;淩統,呂蒙為後隊。水陸大兵五百萬,望荊州而來。周瑜在船中,時復歡笑,以為孔明中計。前軍至夏口,周瑜問:「荊州有人在前面接否?」人報:「劉皇叔使糜竺來見都督。」瑜喚至,問勞軍如何。糜竺曰:「主公皆準備安排下了。」瑜曰:「皇叔何在?」竺曰:「在荊州城門相等,與都督把盞。」瑜曰:「今為汝家之事,出兵遠征;勞軍之禮,休得輕易。」糜竺領了言語先回。戰船密密排在江上,依次而進。看看至公安,並無一雙軍船,又無一人遠接。周瑜催船速行。離荊州十餘里,只見江面上靜蕩蕩的。哨探的回報:「荊州城上,插兩面白旗,並不見一人之影。」瑜心疑,教把船傍岸,親自上岸,乘馬帶了甘寧,徐盛,丁奉一班軍官,引親隨精軍三千人,逕望荊州來。既至城下,並不見動靜。瑜勒住馬,令軍士叫門。城上問是誰人。吳軍答曰:「是東吳周都督親自此。」言未畢,忽一聲梆子響,城上一齊都豎起鎗刀。敵樓上趙雲出曰:「都督此行,端的為何?」瑜曰:「吾替汝主取西川,汝豈猶未知耶?」雲曰:「孔明軍師已知都督『假途滅虢』之計,故留趙雲在此。吾主公有言:『孤與劉璋,皆漢室宗親,安忍背義而取西川?若汝東吳端的取蜀,吾當披髮入山,不失信於天下也。』」周瑜聞之,勒馬便回。只見一人打著令字旗,於馬前報說:「探得四路軍馬,一齊殺到:關某從江陵殺來,張飛從秭歸殺來,黃忠從公安殺來,魏延從彝陵小路殺來:四路正不知多少軍馬。喊聲遠近震動百餘里,皆言要捉周瑜。」瑜馬上大叫一聲,箭鎗復裂,墬於馬下。正是:

一著掑高難對敵,
幾番算定總成空。

不知周瑜性命如何,且看下文解。

108 Lu Su hastened back to Zhou Yu to tell him that all was going as he desired and Liu Bei would come out to welcome the army.

109 Zhou Yu laughed with glee, saying, "At last! Now they will fall into my trap."

110 Zhou Yu bade Lu Su prepare a petition for the information of the Marquis, and he ordered Cheng Pu to bring up reinforcements. He himself had nearly recovered from the arrow wound and felt well. He made his dispositions for the advance, appointing Gan Ning Van Leader, Xu Sheng and Ding Feng the Commanders of the body, and Ling Tong and Lu Meng Rear Guards. The army numbered fifty thousand troops, and Zhou Yu marched with the second division. While voyaging in his ship, he was always smiling to think how he was to have Zhuge Liang at last.

111 At Xiakou he inquired, "Is there anyone to welcome the brave army?"

112 They told him, "The Imperial Uncle has sent Mi Zhu to greet us."

113 And Mi Zhu was called.

114 "What of the preparations for the army?" asked Zhou Yu as soon as Mi Zhu came.

115 "My master has seen to that. All is prepared," said Mi Zhu.

116 "Where is the Imperial Uncle?" asked Zhou Yu.

117 "He is at the city of Jingzhou, waiting outside the walls to offer you the cup of greeting."

118 "This expedition is on your account," said Zhou Yu. "When one undertakes so long a march and such a task, the rewards for the army must be very substantial."

119 Having got this idea of what Zhou Yu expected, Mi Zhu returned to his own city, while the southern battle ships in close order sailed up the river and took their places along the bank. As they went on, the most perfect tranquillity seemed to reign on all sides. Not a ship was visible anywhere, and no one hindered. Zhou Yu pressed forward till he came quite near Jingzhou, and still the wide river lay calm. But the spies who came back reported two white flags flying on the city walls.

120 Still not a person was seen, and Zhou Yu began to feel suspicious. He had his ship navigated in shore, and he himself landed on the bank, where he mounted a horse and, with a small army of three thousand veterans under Gan Ning, Xu Sheng, and Ding Feng, traveled along the land road.

121 By and bye he came to the city wall. There was no sign of life. Reining in his steed, he bade them challenge the gate.

122 Then someone from the wall asked, "Who is there?"

123 The soldiers of the South Land replied, "The Commander-in-Chief of the South Land, Zhou Yu, in person."

124 Immediately was heard the thud of a club, and the wall became alive with troops all armed. And from the tower came out Zhao Zilong who said, "Why are you here, General?"

125 "I am going to take the west for you," replied Zhou Yu. "Do you not know?"

126 "The Directing Instructor knows that you want to try the ruse of 'Borrow a Road to Destroy the Host'. And so he stationed me here. And my master bade me say that he and the ruler of the West River Land are both members of the reigning family so that he could not think of such baseness as attacking Yizhou. If you people of the South Land do so, he will be forced to go away into the mountains and become a recluse. He could not bear to lose the confidence of humankind."

127 At this Zhou Yu turned his horse as if to return. Just then his scouts came up to report: "Armed bands are moving toward us from all four sides, led by Guan Yu, Zhang Fei, Huang Zhong, and Wei Yan. Their number is unknown, but the sound of their tramping shakes the heavens. They say they want to capture the Commander-in-Chief."

128 At these tidings Zhou Yu's excitement became so intense that he fell to the ground with a great cry, and the old wound reopened.

129 The game was now too deep; in vain he sought 
A countermove; his efforts came to nought.

130 Later chapters will show what was Zhou Yu's fate.



소설 三國演義
第001 - 019回 桃園結義, 除董卓, 三讓徐州, 斬呂布
第020 - 038回 煮酒論英雄, 千里走單騎, 滅袁紹, 三顧茅廬
第039 - 059回 長板坡, 赤壁之戰, 三氣周瑜, 戰馬超
第060 - 080回 入西川, 逍遙津, 取漢中, 失荊州, 魏蜀稱帝
第081 - 105回 彝陵之戰, 七擒孟獲, 六出祁山,
第106 - 120回 九伐中原, 破西蜀, 三分歸一統