but all gates had been shut. the eunuchs closed him in,
and then the assassins appeared and cut He Jin into halves.
“He Jin has contemplated treachery and therefore
has been slain！ It pardons his adherents.”
Yuan Shao shouted, “the eunuchs have slain the
Four of the eunuchs——Zhao Zhong, Cheng Kuang,
Xia Yun, and Guo Sheng——fled to the Blue Flower
Lodge where they were hacked to pieces.
Fire raged, destroying the buildings.
Four of the Ten Regular Attendants——Zhang Rang,
Duan Gui, Cao Jie, and Hou Lan——led by Zhang Rang
carried off the Empress, Emperor Bian,
and Prince Xian of Chenliu toward the North Palace.
Lu Zhi, since he had resigned office,
was at home, but hearing of the revolution
in the Palace he donned his armor,
took his spear, and prepared to fight.
He saw Eunuch Duan Gui hurrying
the Empress along and called out,
“You rebel, how dare you abduct the Empress？”
the eunuch fled. The Empress leaped
out of a window and
was taken to a place of safety.
General Wu Kuang burst into one of the
inner halls where he found He Miao, sword in hand.
“You also were in the plot to slay your own
brother,” cried Wu Kuang.