Nearly a thousand years ago in ancient China, at the time of the Sung dynasty, there was a cruel and corrupt government. These men riding are outlaws, heroes driven to live in the water margins of Liang Shan Po, far to the south of the capital city. Each fights tyranny with a price on his head, in a world very different from our own. The story starts in legend even then, for bur heroes, it was said, were perhaps the souls reborn of other, earlier knights.
15. The Bravest Tiger is First Killed The ancient sages said, to achieve wisdom is most difficult for the man cursed with cleverness. The bravest tiger is first killed. 16. Heaven Aims the Master's Arrow As the wise gardener does not garden, but helps the plants to grow in their own time, so the master bowman draws back his bow string - but the arrow shoots itself.