the bold Lu Zhi, but two other officials remonstrated.
“Minister Lu Zhi is the cynosure of the whole country,
and his violent death would stir the hearts of all people！”
said Court Counselors Cai Yong and Peng Bo.
Dong Zhuo then stayed his hand.
then said Wang Yun, “A GREat question like the
deposition and substitution of emperors is not
one to be decided after a wine party.
Let it be put off till another time.”
So the guests dispersed. Dong Zhuo stood at the gate
with drawn sword watching them depart. Standing thus,
Dong Zhuo noticed a spearman galloping to and fro on
a fiery steed and asked Li Ru who that was.
“That is Lu Bu, the adopted son of Ding Yuan.
You must keep out of his way, my lord.”
thousand-flower fighting robe, a pheasant-tailed helmet,
and breast plate, and round his waist was a gleaming jade
belt with a lion’s head clasp.
With spear set he rode close behind his master Ding Yuan.
Ding Yuan, riding forth, pointing his finger at Dong Zhuo,
began to revile him.
“Unhappy indeed was this state when the eunuchs