Three Visits to the Thatched Cottage
In the late Han Dynasty, the country was in turmoil and disorder. LiuBei, hearing that Zhuge Liang was very capable and knowledgeable, paid a visit with some gifts in the hope of inviting Zhuge Liang to be his military adviser. Unfortunately, Zhuge Liang happened to be out. LiuBei returned home disappointedly. A few days later, Liu Bei paid another visit only to find Zhuge Liang was again not in. Liu Bei left aletter to express his admiration and wish to ask Zhuge Liang to assist him in his cause so as to end the chaotic situation of the country. Another few days passed, Liu Bei paid a third visit to Zhuge Liang芒鈧劉s thatched cottage. Knowing that Zhuge Liang was sleeping, he stood therewaiting patiently until Zhuge Liang was awake and dressed. Moved by LiuBei芒鈧劉s sincere invitation and noble ambition, Zhuge Liang finally agreedto help him establish the Kingdom of Shu Han.