Folk tale: A man visits a friend, meets his dead brother-in-law, drinks and feasts together, and finally wins the championship

author:Lin Fatzi tells the story

Yellow Springs Banquet

In an ancient village, there is a creepy folk tale that circulates it. The protagonist of this story is a scholar named Lin Yuan. Although Lin Yuan came from a poor background, he was talented, diligent and studious, and he was bent on passing the imperial examination and changing the fate of himself and his family.

One day, Lin Yuan learned that his friend Li Qing, whom he hadn't seen for many years, had obtained a half-official position in the county, and he was very happy. He decided to go to the county seat to visit Li Qing, firstly, to reminisce about the old feelings, and secondly, to ask for advice on the experience of the imperial examination.

Lin Yuan carried a simple bag on his back and set foot on the path leading to the county seat. The trail winds and is lined with lush bamboo forests and ancient locust trees. Sunlight shines through the gaps in the leaves and shines on the ground, creating dappled light and shadows. While enjoying the scenery along the way, Lin Yuan thought of the joy of reuniting with his friends, and his mood was extremely comfortable.

However, when Lin Yuan walked to a remote mountain col, an unexpected thing happened. He saw a figure from a distance, dressed in a cyan robe and a square scarf, and his back was very similar to Li Qing. Lin Yuan was overjoyed in his heart, and hurriedly quickened his pace to catch up. When I got closer, that person was really Li Qing.

"Brother Li!" Lin Yuan shouted loudly, a smile of excitement on his face.

Li Qing turned around and was also surprised to see Lin Yuan. The two reunited after a long absence, so naturally they had endless words. Li Qing invited Lin Yuan to his home as a guest, saying that he wanted to hold a banquet to entertain this friend who had come from afar.

Lin Yuan happily agreed, and followed Li Qing to a quiet mansion. Although the house is not large, it is very elegantly furnished, revealing a bookish atmosphere. Lin Yuan secretly admired in his heart, Li Qing was really a person with taste.

Folk tale: A man visits a friend, meets his dead brother-in-law, drinks and feasts together, and finally wins the championship

During the banquet, the two talked about wine and talked about their life ideals. Lin Yuan asked Li Qing for advice on the experience and skills of the imperial examination, and Li Qing also knew everything. The more the two talked, the more speculative they became, and before they knew it, it was already the middle of the moon.

At this moment, there was a sudden knock on the door. Li Qing got up to open the door, only to see a man dressed in black standing outside the door. The man's face was haggard and anxious, and as soon as he saw Li Qing, he fell to his knees with a thud: "Lord Li! Please save my young lady! ”

Li Qing picked up the man and asked what had happened. The man choked up and said, "My young lady is haunted by evil spirits, and she is delirious and babbling nonsense all day long. I invited many Taoist monks to do the work, but nothing got better. I heard that Master Li is proficient in the art of yin and yang, and I am here to ask for your help! ”

Li Qing pondered for a moment and said to the man, "You go back first, I will go to your house tomorrow to check." The man thanked him and left.

Seeing this, Lin Yuan was curious, so he asked Li Qing, "When did Brother Li learn the art of yin and yang?" ”

Li Qing smiled and said, "How can I have such ability? It's just a little bit of a thing. But then again, this yin-yang technique is indeed very mysterious. I'm not good at it, but I've heard some strange things. ”

Lin Yuan was even more curious when he heard this: "Then Brother Li has ever heard of someone coming back to life after death?" ”

Li Qing shook his head and said, "That kind of thing is too ridiculous, I've never heard of it." ”

Folk tale: A man visits a friend, meets his dead brother-in-law, drinks and feasts together, and finally wins the championship

The two chatted for a while and then went back to their rooms to rest. Lin Yuan lay on the bed tossing and turning and couldn't sleep, always thinking about what the man in black said. The more he thought about it, the more uneasy he felt, and he always felt that there seemed to be some ulterior secret hidden in this house.

At that moment, he suddenly heard a faint sound of footsteps coming from outside the door. Lin Yuan was shocked and hurriedly sat up. He held his breath and listened carefully as the footsteps grew nearer and closer...... Finally stopped outside his door!

Lin Yuan swallowed nervously, and was about to open his mouth to ask who was outside the door when he heard a familiar voice sounding outside the door: "Brother Lin Xian, has he ever slept peacefully?" ”

Lin Yuan was relieved when he heard that it was Li Qing's voice: "It turned out to be Brother Li!" I thought it was ......" Before he finished speaking, he heard Li Qing's laughter outside the door: "Brother Lin Xian, don't be nervous!" I'm here to invite you to the front hall for a feast. ”

Lin Yuan was puzzled in his heart: "Still drinking at such a late hour?" Brother Li, what does this mean? ”

Li Qing explained outside the door: "Brother Xian doesn't know! I've got a feast for you tonight! Don't miss it! ”

Although Lin Yuan was puzzled, he still got up, got dressed, and opened the door. I saw Li Qing standing at the door looking at him with a smile on his face: "Brother Xian, please!" ”

Lin Yuan followed Li Qing to the front hall, only to see that the table was full of wine, delicacies, and delicacies. Li Qing warmly beckoned Lin Yuan to take a seat, and then personally poured him a glass of wine: "Brother Xian, please!" ”

Folk tale: A man visits a friend, meets his dead brother-in-law, drinks and feasts together, and finally wins the championship

Lin Yuan picked up the wine glass and drank it all, only to feel that this wine was mellow and delicious, and the aftertaste was endless. He couldn't help but exclaim: "Good wine! Brother Li is really a good craft! ”

Li Qing laughed and said, "Brother Xian has won the award!" This wine is a wine that I have treasured for many years, and I would like to share it with you today! ”

The two pushed the glasses and changed the glasses, and after three rounds of drinking, Lin Yuan gradually felt that something was wrong. The atmosphere in this mansion is getting more and more weird, as if there is an indescribable cold atmosphere permeating. He looked around and found that there was no one to accompany him except for him and Li Qing. The servants who should have been busy with the feast had now disappeared without a trace.

Lin Yuan's heart tightened, but when he saw that Li Qing was still talking and laughing, he also pretended to be calm, unwilling to lose his interest. However, just as he tried to change the subject, an unexpected figure suddenly broke into his line of sight. The man was dressed in white, and his face was handsome, but there was an indescribable sadness. He walked straight to the table and sat down quietly, as if to merge with the eerie atmosphere.

Lin Yuan looked at Li Qing in surprise, only to see that Li Qing's face changed slightly, but he quickly regained his composure. He coughed lightly and introduced, "This is my brother-in-law, who has been deceased for many years, and has come to drink with us today. ”

When Lin Yuan heard this, he was shocked. Although he knew that Li Qing's family had changed, he had never heard that he also had a deceased brother-in-law. At this moment, in the face of this sudden "uninvited guest", he only felt a chill down his spine, and the wine glass in his hand couldn't help but tremble slightly.

However, the "brother-in-law" didn't seem to care about Lin Yuan's reaction, he picked up his wine glass, signaled to the two, and then drank it all. His movements were graceful and calm, as if everything that was strange was what he expected.

Lin Yuan froze, trying to make himself look less out of shape. He forced a smile and talked to his "brother-in-law", but his heart was full of doubts and uneasiness. He noticed that there always seemed to be a hint of sadness in the eyes of the "brother-in-law", as if there was something unspeakable.

Folk tale: A man visits a friend, meets his dead brother-in-law, drinks and feasts together, and finally wins the championship

At this moment, a dark wind blew, and the candle flame on the table flickered and dimmed. Lin Yuan only felt a chill rising from the soles of his feet, penetrating his heart and spleen. He couldn't help but shudder, and looked up at Li Qing, only to find that Li Qing's face had also become extremely pale.

"Brother Li...... This ......" Before Lin Yuan finished speaking, he saw Li Qing stand up abruptly and look at his "brother-in-law" with a gloomy face: "Who are you?" Why the disruption here? ”

Hearing this, the "brother-in-law" smiled slightly, and a hint of banter flashed in his eyes: "I'm just a passerby, why should I be so nervous?" But the two of you, meeting on this Huangquan Road, can be regarded as fate. ”

Lin Yuan heard it in a fog, but his heart was even more uneasy. He looked at Li Qing and saw that Li Qing's face had turned iron-blue, and he was obviously shocked by the words of his "brother-in-law".

"What exactly do you want to do?" Li Qing asked in a deep voice.

"Brother-in-law" sighed softly and said slowly: "I have no malicious intentions, but I just see that you are both talented people, and I can't bear you to sink on this Huangquan Road." I have a way to help you get out of this sea of suffering and return to the yang world. ”

Lin Yuan and Li Qing were shocked when they heard this, they never thought that they would be on Huangquan Road, let alone that the "brother-in-law" in front of them could help them return to the yang world. However, in this strange atmosphere, they had to be cautious.

"Why should you believe your words?" Li Qing asked coldly.

Folk tale: A man visits a friend, meets his dead brother-in-law, drinks and feasts together, and finally wins the championship

"Brother-in-law" smiled slightly, and took out a yellowed ancient book from his arms: "This is the "Yin Yang Record", which is the secret method I obtained during my lifetime. If you can trust me, walk according to this law; If I don't believe me, I have nothing to say. ”

Lin Yuan and Li Qing glanced at each other, both hesitant in their hearts. They knew that although the "brother-in-law" in front of them was mysterious, what he said did not seem to be groundless. However, the things on the road to Huangquan were too weird, and they didn't dare to easily trust a person of unknown origin.

At this moment, the "brother-in-law" spoke again: "If you don't believe it, I can't force it." It's just that this Huangquan Road is full of dangers, and if you don't have enough preparation and strength, I'm afraid it will be difficult for you to survive. ”

Lin Yuan and Li Qing were shocked when they heard this, they knew that what this "brother-in-law" said was true. On this Huangquan Road, they really felt an unprecedented sense of crisis and oppression. They looked at each other and finally decided to trust this "brother-in-law" for the time being and do what he said.

So, in the following days, Lin Yuan and Li Qing began to practice the secret method in "Yin Yang Lu" under the guidance of their "brother-in-law". They practiced day and night, hoping to improve their strength as soon as possible. However, along the way, they also encountered many difficulties and challenges. Sometimes it's weird ghosts who come to harass; Sometimes sinister traps and traps; And sometimes it's fear and wavering...... But no matter what difficulties they encountered, they gritted their teeth and persevered, because they knew that this was their only hope of returning to the yang world.

And just like that, time passed day by day. Lin Yuan and Li Qing's strength is also constantly improving. They begin to be able to perceive the presence and aura of the ghosts around them; They are also able to use some simple spells to protect themselves; They are even starting to be able to communicate with some kind ghosts and get some useful information...... However, just when they thought they were ready to return to the yang world, the "brother-in-law" suddenly disappeared.

Lin Yuan and Li Qing searched everywhere, but they never found any trace of their "brother-in-law". Their hearts are full of doubts and uneasiness: where exactly has this mysterious "brother-in-law" gone? How should they continue their journey home?

Just when the two were confused, Lin Yuan suddenly remembered the "Yin and Yang Record" left by his "brother-in-law". He hurriedly flipped through the pages, trying to find some clues. However, the words in the book seemed to come to life, jumping and changing before his eyes, and finally condensed into a vague figure - it was the mysterious "brother-in-law".

Folk tale: A man visits a friend, meets his dead brother-in-law, drinks and feasts together, and finally wins the championship

The voice of the "brother-in-law" echoed between the pages: "Two virtuous brothers, I have left, but my guidance will still accompany you. Remember, the true way home is not in the strength of the spell, but in the firmness of the heart. Only by truly believing in oneself can one overcome all difficulties and return to the yang world. ”

Lin Yuan and Li Qing were fascinated by what they heard, and they understood that although the words of the "brother-in-law" were short, they contained endless wisdom and strength. They decided that no matter how many difficulties and dangers lie ahead, they must be firm in their faith and move forward bravely.

So, the two set out on their way home again. They traveled through the eerie ghost realms and faced one strange ghost after another. But no matter what difficulties they encountered, they were able to rely on their inner firmness and the secret methods in "Yin Yang Lu" to turn danger into relief again and again, and gradually approached the entrance of the yang world.

However, just as they were about to cross the line of yin and yang, a strong resistance suddenly struck. The resistance was so heavy that it weighed them down. They struggled with all their might, but they could not break free.

At this moment, Lin Yuan suddenly remembered the words of his "brother-in-law": "The real way home is not in the strength of the spell, but in the firmness of the heart." He took a deep breath, closed his eyes, and began to gather the strength of his heart with all his might.

Gradually, he felt a warm current surging through his body, as if there was an endless force converging. He opened his eyes suddenly, let out a loud shout, and a powerful momentum erupted from him, instantly breaking through that resistance.

Seeing this, Li Qing was also in high spirits, and he followed closely behind, breaking through the boundary between yin and yang with Lin Yuan and returning to the yang world.

When they open their eyes again, they find that they have returned to a familiar world. The sun shines warmly on the body, and the air is filled with a fresh scent. They hugged each other excitedly and wept, glad that they had finally been freed from the shackles of Huangquan.

Folk tale: A man visits a friend, meets his dead brother-in-law, drinks and feasts together, and finally wins the championship

However, when they are about to leave, they discover an amazing fact - they have returned to the moment before they died! They saw their loved ones and friends still grieving their passing. They saw that everything they once knew was still in front of them, but they could no longer touch it.

Lin Yuan and Li Qing's hearts were full of doubts and incomprehension. They don't know what's going on, and they don't know how to deal with it. They stand between life and death, at a loss.

At this moment, a voice sounded in their ears: "Don't panic, two virtuous brothers. This is a matter of heaven that cannot be revealed. You just have to remember your mission and responsibility and move on. ”

They looked back and saw the mysterious "brother-in-law" standing behind them, smiling at them.

"Brother-in-law!" The two shouted in surprise.

"Brother-in-law" smiled and nodded, "I have sent you so far that it is the limit." The rest of the road is up to you. But rest assured, I will be by your side until you complete your mission. ”

The two of them were grateful when they heard this. They knew that this "brother-in-law", although mysterious, was a true friend and benefactor. They decided to heed their "brother-in-law" and move on to complete their mission.

So the two said goodbye to their "brother-in-law" and embarked on a new journey. They know that there is still a long way to go, full of unknowns and challenges, but they also believe that as long as they have faith in their hearts, they will be able to overcome all difficulties and achieve success.

Folk tale: A man visits a friend, meets his dead brother-in-law, drinks and feasts together, and finally wins the championship

And this experience has become an eternal memory and source of strength in their hearts, motivating them to keep moving forward until they reach the other side of success.

However, this story does not end, because it has another suspense waiting to be revealed - can Lin Yuan and Li Qing successfully complete their mission? What challenges and trials will they face? It's all up to the reader to imagine and explore for themselves. And this is also the charm of folk tales - it can always trigger people's endless reverie and thinking, so that people can enjoy the story and get some inspiration and insight at the same time. The two walked side by side, full of longing and expectation for the future. They know that their mission is not an easy one, and that it is a long and winding road. However, they also firmly believe that as long as they support each other, nothing can stop them from moving forward.

Lin Yuan looked at the sky in the distance, took a deep breath of fresh air, and sighed, "Brother Li, do you think we can succeed this time?" ”

Hearing this, Li Qing smiled slightly, patted Lin Yuan's shoulder, and said, "Brother Lin, why bother? We have already walked on the Yellow Springs Road, what else can stump us? As long as we work together, we will be able to accomplish our mission. ”

After hearing this, Lin Yuan nodded, with a determined look on his face. He knew that Li Qing was right, they had gone through too many hardships and challenges, and now they were no longer the cowardly and incompetent selves they once were. They have come back from the brink of life and death and have become stronger and braver.

In the following days, Lin Yuan and Li Qing ran around, looking for clues to complete their mission. They meet all sorts of people and things, from kind villagers to cunning merchants; There are beautiful mountains and rivers, but also treacherous rivers and lakes. However, no matter what difficulties and challenges they encountered, they never gave up and always walked firmly on their own path.

On this day, they came to a bustling city. The streets are bustling with people. Lin Yuan and Li Qing shuttled through the crowd, looking for possible clues. Suddenly, a familiar figure came into their eyes—it was a ghost they had once encountered on Huangquan Road!

The two looked at each other and were shocked. They didn't expect to meet that ghost here, and they didn't expect him to appear in this way. However, they also knew that this might be an important clue, so they decided to quietly follow along.

Folk tale: A man visits a friend, meets his dead brother-in-law, drinks and feasts together, and finally wins the championship

Following the ghost, they came to a remote corner. I saw that the ghost suddenly disappeared into thin air, and was replaced by a man in black. Lin Yuan and Li Qing felt a pang in their hearts, they knew that this man in black must not be simple.

Sure enough, the man in black turned around and showed a grim smile: "You two, you have finally found here." ”

Lin Yuan and Li Qing were not afraid, they stared at the man in black tightly, trying to find some clues from his words. Seeing this, the man in black burst out laughing: "You two are really stupid! Do you think you'll be able to get any clues from me? Let me tell you, what you are looking for is in this city, but you will never find it! ”

After speaking, the man in black disappeared into the air, leaving Lin Yuan and Li Qing with stunned faces, as well as arrogant laughter lingering in his ears.

The two looked at each other speechlessly, knowing that they had met a formidable opponent this time. But they also understand that giving up is not their style. So they decided to keep searching for clues until they found what they were looking for.

In the days that followed, the two searched around for news and clues. They encountered all kinds of people and things, with the help of well-wishers and the obstruction of bad people. But they never gave up and always stuck to their beliefs and goals.

After a long period of investigation and exploration, they finally found some key clues. It turns out that the Men in Black are the leaders of a mysterious organization in the city, and this organization is the key to their mission. So, they decided to go deep into the tiger's den and find out.

However, things didn't go as smoothly as expected. No sooner had they stepped through the Order's doors than they were discovered by the men in black. A fierce battle was imminent, Lin Yuan and Li Qing struggled to resist, but they gradually fell into a predicament.

Folk tale: A man visits a friend, meets his dead brother-in-law, drinks and feasts together, and finally wins the championship

At the critical moment, the mysterious "brother-in-law" reappeared. He descended on the battlefield like a god of war, wielding the sword in his hand and engaging in fierce battles with the men in black and his men. Seeing this, Lin Yuan and Li Qing were greatly boosted and also joined the battle.

After a thrilling battle, they finally defeat the Men in Black and their men, revealing the true face of this mysterious organization. It turns out that this group has been secretly controlling everything in the city, trying to use their mission to achieve their own ends.

Fortunately, with the joint efforts of Lin Yuan, Li Qing and their "brother-in-law", they successfully exposed the conspiracy of the organization and found the key to completing the mission. They successfully completed their mission and brought a glimmer of hope and justice to the city.

When the sunlight shone on them again, Lin Yuan and Li Qing looked at each other and smiled. They know that this adventurous journey, while full of difficulties and challenges, has also allowed them to gain endless friendships and growth. They firmly believe that as long as they have faith in their hearts and move forward bravely, nothing can stop them from moving forward.

And the mysterious "brother-in-law" also quietly left after completing the mission, leaving behind endless legends and admiration. Lin Yuan and Li Qing knew that their story was far from over. There are many more challenges and adventures to explore and conquer on the road ahead. But they also believe that as long as they work together and move forward, nothing can stump their golden pair.