"You,miserable wretch!Do you know you have committed a crime?" asked the Old Lady straightaway."Your Highness,I really don't know anything," answered Hung Niang."You are being stubborn!If you tell me the truth.I will not punish you.If not,I will beat you to death!"The Old Lady took up a rod used to punish the servants who violated family discipline and began to flog Hung Niang,asking,"Who persuaded you to go with Ying-ying into the garden in the dead of night?"