The chapter opens with a description of the three conditions for becoming a taoist master. First, the master should be recommended by at least two other taoists. Second, he should be proficient in northern butterfly acupuncture. The third condition is that the master must pass a master's test. The test is supposed to be to complete the "incomplete heavenly book" , but this year, it's different. According to taoism, the book has only half of its contents, which means that no one can complete the book. This is a big problem for the master, because he still wants to be able to cure the entire world with the book's contents. The master tells his wife that he's going to take the test, even though he doesn't know how to ask for references. He also tells her that the old man he'll be asking for references from is going to be a member in two days. The old man interrupts the master and tells him to go back to his old place. He's a big fan of medical books, and he'd like to know what's up with this old man.