This chapter's epigraph comes from a famous poem by the famous poet and dramatist Henry David Thoreau. The poem tells the story of a young man who is bullied into submission by his own family. The young man's name is Lin Xuanfeng, and he is the son of a powerful nobleman. He is a member of the Luo family, which is the most powerful clan in the kingdom. Lin has lost one of his sons in the fight with the monarchists, but many other members of the family have been wounded, including the young man himself.