This chapter opens with a soliloquy by a young man who has just arrived at the brothel. The young man tells the brothel madam that a client wants to meet "sister wu yang" , but the young man does not seem like an ordinary man, and he also says that money is not an object. He also tells the madam that he has trouble remembering the test questions that he used to take in school. He wonders if his good intentions went wrong, and wonders how he is supposed to memorize the bamboo slips by the end of the night. He asks the woman if she is awake. The man who saved her yesterday came to meet her, but he does not want to bring up the incident again, so he just forgets it. He tells the woman that she should thank the man for saving her, and she should also show him her talent. She tells the man that she did not jump in the river yesterday, and that she appreciates his help. She also tells him that she wore a veil the day before, and the man doesn't seem to know who she is. She explains that she is a retainer of Prince yichengling of the Lingyun kingdom. She has run out of herbs to treat patients, so she took a short vacation to prepare all of the herbs. He did not reveal his identity, which means that he probably did not see her face. She still has to confirm this, but at least she can get more info from him. She thanks ruyi for making tea, and tells her that she will apologize to her properly. She asks if the man saw her face yesterday. He used beat gongs to help her breathe, and left. She is not like them, she says, and they should keep this secret forever.