Chapter 334: Rebuttal.
“Sima Yi appeared to have been tricked by Zhuge Liang. When in fact, he tricked him. He was really wise. What do you think, senior Xiao?”
Guan Yilin threw the question at Xiao Luo. She had her own unique views on the ‘Romance of the Three kingdoms.’ She was confident that Xiao Luo would be disgraced by her remarks. He would gaffe and be laughed at by everyone. She could also get some satisfaction and achievement from it.
The students were all convinced by her words. In fact, they were ‘truly’ convinced.
Guantong asked, “What you said is very reasonable and convincing, but this is a class meeting. What does it have to do with the Three Kingdoms?”
“’Romance of the Three Kingdoms’ is one of the four great works of our country and is also a valuable cultural heritage of our Chinese people. Why not talk about it?”
Guan Yilin said sternly, “Aren’t you claiming to have eight years worth of talent? You must have read this book well, so you should have your own opinion about it?”
Guantong choked. The books he read in the library were very miscellaneous, but he did not read ‘Romance of the Three Kingdoms’. His understanding of Zhuge Liang and Sima Yi came only from TV plays…
“Hah, eight years of talent cannot support his ambition!” A boy sneered.
“Ha, ha, ha …”
The whole class laughed and brushed off Guantong. This had become everyone’s daily routine.
Yu Jiangu felt that the scene was getting out of control. It was only supposed to be an exchange of experience, but this girl Guan Yilin stirred up the discussion with ‘Romance of the Three Kingdoms’. How could this continue?
“Everyone be quiet and listen to what our ‘successful’ senior Xiao will say. Senior Xiao, do you agree with me that Sima Yi is the one with true wisdom and the apex person in the Three Kingdoms?” Guan Yilin lifted up her head and looked at Xiao Luo with unruly eyes.
Xiao Luo laughed: “What you said just now is just speculation. There is no substantial evidence. It is only subjective speculation.”
Guan Yilin’s mouth arched with a slight smile, “Since senior Xiao said it was subjective speculation, can senior Xiao please answer me the following questions? First, why did Sima Yi dare not attack? It is nothing but fear, right. But how many people can ambush in such a big ideal city? In the era of cold weapons, it is impossible to send scud missiles or have any secret weapons. So it should be okay to send a reconnaissance company in, right?”
There was another round of burst of laughter in the class, because Guan Yilin’s words were humorous. Even scud missiles and reconnaissance companies were used.
Yu Jiangu secretly clicked his tongue. The girl was indeed a tartar. If it was him, it would be too humiliating.
“Second, since Sima Yi already see Zhuge Liang poised, and a clear threat is visible in the distance from the top of the walls. Would he be dumb enough to continue out of the gates blindly just to get an arrow to the head?
Third, according to Guo Chong, the two sides have very different forces. Sima Yi has more than 100,000 troops. With that number, can’t you surround the city for three days without fighting? Why do you have to turn around and run?”
Guantong had to admire Guan Yilin here. Her eloquence and talent even made him blush.
This was indeed the case. As soon as these three questions were posed, the empty city plan was full of loopholes. It could be seen that Sima Yi did not get scared off as it appeared to be. There was another secret: the secret was what Guan Yilin said just now, ‘the hare and the hound are cooked and the bird is cast aside’. Sima Yi understood this, so he pretended to be trapped. In fact, he was wise instead of a fool.
The rest of the class looked at Xiao Luo with derision as they berated in their hearts: In front of Guan Yilin, what would be this ‘successful person’, who was already in the society for four years, have to say?
Xiao Luo said to Guan Yilin, not angered in the slightest, “I happen to have studied the Three Kingdoms too. What you said seems reasonable, but in fact it doesn’t hold water.”
Hearing this, Guan Yilin’s face showed a sneer: “Is it? Then I’d like to hear more about it!”