At the farm they had but one sorry nag and
this they saddled for the Emperor. The young
Prince was taken on Min Gong’s charger. And thus
they left the farm. Not beyond one mile from the farm,
they fell in with other officials and several hundred
guards and soldiers made up an imposing cavalcade.
In the cavalcade were Wang Yun, Minister of the Interior；
Yang Biao, Grand Commander； Chunyu Qiong,
Commander of the Left Army； Zhao Meng, Commander
of the Right Army； Bao Xin, Commander of the Rear Army；
and Yuan Shao, Commander of the Center Army.
Tears were shed freely as the ministers met their Emperor.
A man was sent on in front to the capital there
to expose the head of Eunuch Duan Gui.
As soon as they could, they placed the Emperor on
a better steed and the young Prince had a horse to
himself. Thus the Emperor returned to Luoyang,
and so it happened after all as the street children’s ditty ran：
[hip, hip, hip] Though the emperor doesn’t rule,
though the prince no office fills,
Yet a brilliant cavalcade comes along from
Beimang Hills. [yip, yip, yip]
the cavalcade had not proceeded far when
they saw coming towards them a large body of
soldiers with fluttering banners hiding the sun and
raising a huge cloud of dust. The officials turned pale,
and the Emperor was GREatly alarmed. Yuan Shao rode out in advance.
From under the shade of an embroidered
the Emperor was too panic stricken to respond,
but the Prince of Chenliu rode to the front and cried, “Who are you？”