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    第百十七回 鄧士載偷度陰平  諸葛瞻戰死綿竹  

Deng Ai Gets Through The Yinping Mountains;
Zhuge Zhan Falls In The Battlefield Of Mianzhu.

卻說輔國將軍董厥,聞魏兵十餘路入境,乃引二萬兵守住劍閣;當日見塵頭大起,疑是魏兵,急引軍把住關口。董厥自臨軍前視之,乃姜維、廖化、張翼也。厥大喜,接入關上,禮畢,哭訴後主黃皓之事。維曰:「公勿憂慮;若有維在,必不容魏來吞蜀也。且守劍閣,徐圖退敵之計。」厥曰:「此關雖然可守,爭奈成都無人;倘為敵人所襲,大勢瓦解矣。」維曰:「成都山險地峻,非可易取,不必憂也。」

  正言間,忽報諸葛緒領兵殺至關下,維大怒,急引五千兵殺下關來,直撞入魏陣中,左衝右突,殺得諸葛緒大敗而走,退數十里下寨。魏軍死者無數。蜀兵搶了許多馬匹器械。維收兵回關。

  卻說鍾會離劍閣二十五里下寨,諸葛緒自來伏罪。會怒曰:「吾令汝把守陰平橋頭,以斷姜維歸路,如何失了;今又不得吾令,擅自進兵,以致此敗!」緒曰:「維詭計多端,詐取雍州,緒恐雍州有失,引兵去救;維乘機走脫,緒因趕至關下,不想又為所敗。」會大怒,叱令斬之。監軍衛瓘曰:「緒雖有罪,乃鄧征西所督之人,不該將軍殺之,恐傷和氣。」會曰:「吾奉天子明詔,晉公鈞命,特來伐蜀,便是鄧艾有罪,亦當斬之。」眾皆力勸。會乃將諸葛緒用檻車載赴洛陽,任晉公發落;隨將緒所領之兵,收在部下調遣。

  有人報知鄧艾,艾大怒曰:「吾與汝官品一般,吾久鎮邊疆,於國多勞,汝安敢妄自尊大耶!」子鄧忠勸曰:「『小不忍則亂大謀。』父親若與他不睦,必誤國家大事,望且容忍之。」艾從其言,然畢竟心中懷怒,乃引十數騎來見鍾會。

  會聞艾至,便問左右:「艾引多少軍來?」左右答曰:「只有十數騎。」會乃令帳上帳下列武士數百人。艾下馬入見。會接入帳禮畢。艾見軍容甚肅,心中不安,乃以言挑之曰:「將軍得了漢中,乃朝廷大幸也,可定策早取劍閣。」會曰:「將軍之明見若何?」艾再三推稱無能。會固問之。艾答曰:「以愚意度之,可引一軍從陰平小路出漢中德陽亭,用奇兵逕取成都,姜維必撤兵來救,將軍乘虛就取劍閣,可獲全功。」會大喜曰:「將軍此計甚妙!可即引兵去。吾在此專候捷音。」

  二人飲酒相別。會回本帳與諸將曰:「人皆謂鄧艾有能,今日觀之,乃庸才耳!」眾問其故。會曰:「陰平小路,皆高山峻嶺,若蜀以百餘人守其險要,斷其歸路,則鄧艾之兵皆餓死矣。吾只以正道而行,何愁蜀地不破乎!」遂置雲梯砲架,只打劍閣關。

  卻說鄧艾出轅門上馬,回顧從者曰:「鍾會待吾若何?」從者曰:「觀其辭色,甚不以將軍之言為然,但以口強應而已。」艾笑曰:「彼料我不能取成都,我偏欲取之!」回到本寨,師纂、鄧忠一班將士接問曰:「今日與鍾鎮西有何高論?」艾曰:「吾以實心告彼,彼以庸才視我。彼今得漢中,以為莫大之功;若非吾在沓中絆住姜維,彼安能成功耶!吾今若取了成都,勝取漢中矣!」當夜下令,盡拔寨望陰平小路進兵,離劍閣七百里下寨。有人報鍾會說:「鄧艾要去取成都了。」會笑艾不智。


1 When Dong Jue, General Who Upholds the State, heard of the invasion of Wei in ten divisions, he brought to the frontier twenty thousand troops to Saber Pass. And when the dust showed an approaching army, Dong Jue thought it wise to go to the Pass lest the coming armies should be enemies to be stopped.

2 But Dong Jue found that the newcomers were Jiang Wei, Liao Hua, and Zhang Yi. He let them pass through. Then he gave them the news from the capital, bad news of the deeds of both the Latter Ruler and Huang Hao. His tears fell as he told the tales.

3 "But do not grieve," said Jiang Wei. "So long as I live, I will not allow Wei to come and conquer Shu. Now we must defend this pass, and then evolve a strategy."

4 They kept good guard at Saber Pass, while they discussed future plans.

5 "Though we are holding this pass, yet Chengdu is well-nigh empty of soldiers," said Dong Jue. "If it was attacked, it would go crack!"

6 Jiang Wei replied, "The natural defenses of Chengdu are excellent: It is hard to cross over the mountains and climb the steep roads. No one needs fear."

7 Soon after this, Zhuge Xu appeared at the pass challenging the defenders. Jiang Wei forthwith placed himself at the head of five thousand troops and went down to meet the Wei army. He gained an easy victory, slaying many of the enemy and taking much spoil in horses and weapons.

8 While Jiang Wei went back to the pass, the defeated Zhuge Xu made his way to Zhong Hui's camp, seven miles away, to confess his failure. His general was very angry.

9 "My orders to you were to hold Yinping Bridge so as to stop Jiang Wei, and you lost it. Now without any orders you attack and are defeated."

10 "Jiang Wei played so many deceitful tricks. He pretended to be going to take Yongzhou, and I thought that was very important, so I sent troops to rescue it. Then he meanly got away. I followed to the pass, but never thought he would come out and defeat my troops."

11 Zhuge Xu pleaded thus, but he was sentenced to die.

12 Now Wei Guan, Army Inspector, said, "Zhuge Xu is really a subordinate of Deng Ai and, admitting that he is in fault, his punishment should not have been pronounced by you, O Commander."
13 But Zhong Hui swaggeringly replied, "I have a command from the Emperor and orders from the Prime Minister to attack Shu. If Deng Ai himself offended, I would behead him."

14 However, other leaders interceded for Zhuge Xu, and Zhong Hui did not put him to death, but sent him a caged prisoner to the capital to be judged. The surviving soldiers were added to Zhong Hui's army.

15 This insolent speech of Zhong Hui was duly repeated to Deng Ai, who was angry in his turn and said, "His rank and mine are the same. I have held a frontier post for years and sustained many fatigues in the country's service. Who is he that he gives himself such airs?"

16 His son Deng Zhong endeavored to appease his wrath.

17 "Father, if you cannot suffer small things, you may upset the grand policy of the state. Unfriendliness with him may do great harm, so I hope you will bear with him."

18 Deng Ai saw his son was right, and said no more; but he nourished anger in his heart. With a small escort he went to call upon his colleague.

19 When his coming was announced, Zhong Hui asked his staff, "How many soldiers are following Deng Ai?"

20 "He has only some twenty horsemen," they replied.

21 Zhong Hui had a large body of guards drawn up about his tent, and then gave orders that his visitor should be led in. Deng Ai dismounted, and the two men saluted each other. But the visitor did not like the look on the faces of his host's guards. He decided to find out what Zhong Hui was thinking.

22 "The capture of Hanzhong is a piece of excellent fortune for the state," said Deng Ai. "The capture of Saber Pass can now be accomplished easily."

23 "What is your own idea, General?" asked Zhong Hui.

24 Deng Ai tried to evade answering the question, admitting he had no good suggestion. But Zhong Hui pressed him to reply.

25 Finally he said, "In my simple opinion one might proceed by by-roads from the pass through the Yinping Mountains to Deyang in Hanzhong, and thence make a surprise march to Chengdu. Jiang Wei must go to its defense, and you, General, can take the Saber Pass."

26 "A very good plan," said Zhong Hui. "You may start forthwith, and I will wait here till I hear news of your success."

27 They drank, and Deng Ai took his leave. Zhong Hui went back to his own tent filled with contempt for Deng Ai's plan. which he thought impracticable.

28 "They say Deng Ai is able. I think he is of most ordinary capacity," said he to his officers.

29 "But why?" said they.

30 "Because the by-roads by Yinping Mountains are impassable, nothing but lofty cliffs and steep hills. A hundred defenders at a critical point could cut all communications, and Deng Ai's army would starve to death. I shall go by the direct road, and there is no fear about the result. I shall overcome Shu."

31 So he prepared scaling ladders and stone-throwing machines and set himself to besiege Saber Pass.

32 Deng Ai went out to the main gate of the court. While mounting, he said to his followers, "What did Zhong Hui think of me?"

33 "He looked as though he held a poor opinion of what you had said, General, and disagreed with you, although his words were fair enough."

34 "He thinks I cannot take Chengdu. So I shall take it!"

35 He was received at his own camp by Shi Zuan and his son Deng Zhong, and a party of others of his generals, and they asked what the conversation had been about.

36 "I told Zhong Hui simple truth, but he thinks I am just a common person of no ability to speak of. He regards the capture of Hanzhong as an incomparable feat of arms. Where would he have been if I had not held up Jiang Wei at Tazhong? But I think the capture of Chengdu will beat that of Hanzhong."

37 That night the camp was broken up, and Deng Ai set his army out upon a long march along the mountainous paths. At twenty miles from Saber Pass they made a camp. The scouts told Zhong Hui of his movement, and Zhong Hui laughed at the attempt.



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