This chapter's epigraph is from a famous poem by the famous poet and poet's son, the poet-in-law of the founder of the Ming dynasty, Ming Wu. The poem is about a warrior who kills a king-ranking warrior. The warrior is the son of a "b*tch" , and the poem describes the warrior as being "full of spite" . The father of the warrior is also the shaoshi, or master, of the family. The shaoshi is the most powerful warrior in the family, and he can do no harm to his son. The son of the king can do nothing to him, because he is not a member of the clan.