Scholar Guo Hua was not lucky enough to pass the imperial examination. He attributed his failure to that the beauty Moon Flower in a cosmetic shop had attracted him too much. In fact, Moon Flower was also fond of Scholar Guo. But since Moon Flower’sMoreScholar Guo Hua was not lucky enough to pass the imperial examination. He attributed his failure to that the beauty Moon Flower in a cosmetic shop had attracted him too much. In fact, Moon Flower was also fond of Scholar Guo. But since Moon Flower’s mother was always around, there was no chance for the two young people to openly talk to each other.An appointment was made between them for the night of the Lantern Festival in Minister Monastery.
Scholar Guo waited in the Monastery for Moon Flower, but he was drunk sleeping on the floor, since he had too much alcohol with his friends before he went there. When Moon Flower came and saw Scholar Guo, she was not able to wake him up. As she was afraid of her mother, she could not stay outside for too long. Before she left, she left a silk shoe and a handkerchief in his arms as a symbol of love. When Scholar Guo awaked naturally, he realized that the dating had been spoiled by himself.
He was so regretful that he swallowed the handkerchief to commit suicide.Scholar Guo’s book attendant did not see his master back even after the midnight and came to the Monastery to look for the scholar. To his astonishment the boy found Scholar Guo dead with a silk shoe in his arms. He charged the monk in the Monastery for murdering and pulled the monk to the court.
Judge Bao did brief investigation and ordered his servant to disguise as a street peddler. The servant went to the street peddling with the silk shoe on his load. It happened that Moon Flower’s mother saw the silk shoe and asked the servant to return the shoe to her. The servant immediately brought the old lady to the court.When it was clear to Judge Bao that the shoe belonged to Moon Flower, Moon flower was sent for.
Under the interrogation and threatening, Moon Flower told Judge Bao the truth, which was involved in love instead of murder. Judge Bao still did not understand what happened, however, he noticed that Moon Flower mentioned a handkerchief. He then sent the servant and Moon Flower to the Monastery to find the missing handkerchief. Moon Flower carefully inspected Scholar Guo’s body and found a fringe of her handkerchief was at the scholar’s mouth. She pulled it out. To her surprise, Scholar Guo came back to his life. Now everything was clear. Judge Bao made his decision that Scholar Guo married Moon Flower.Except for the real name of Judge Bao, the story was completely fabricated.
Scholar Guo gained his second life after he died for a few days, simply because his fate was arranged so by Bodhisattvas Guanyin.