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« Reply #160 on: November 15, 2022, 03:00:58 am »

Hi John

From the photos, I guessed this is the story of the assassination of the king of state Wu, Liao.

The incident happened during the late Spring and Autumn era, before the warring states period (770 to 476 BC) in the state of Wu.

The Prince of Wu, Gong Zi Guang felt that he should be the legitimate candidate for the throne as he was the eldest in line. Instead, his cousin, Liao had taken the throne.

As such, Gong Zi Guang engaged Zhuan Zhu, a butcher by origin to assassinate the king.

Zhuan Zhu disguised himself as a servant during a dinner hosted by King Liao. He hid a short but sharp sword in the stomach of a fish. While serving the dish to Liao, he suddenly took the sword and killed King Liao. However, the palace guards also killed him.

Upon Liao's death, Gong Zi Guang became the new king of Wu.

Zhuan Zhu was considered one of the five great assassins in Chinese history.

For your information.



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