The chapter opens with a flashback to the bar fight, in which Huck and his father fight with a group of martial artists. Huck asks his father if there is any other way for them to get into the martial arts. His father replies that there is no other way. Huck wonders how powerful martial artists are. A friend of Huck's tells him that in the world there are still "special groups" of people who are "living above the rules." Huck asks if he can smash boulders with his bare hands. His master has prepared a "marrow pill" for him to take before he begins his martial arts practice. Huck is amazed at the smell of the medicine and wonders why his master has given him such a good thing.