After five days, Ta-lang was still in bed and getting worse. He said to P'an Chin-lien: "I caught you two in the act, yet you went so far as to incite the man to kick me. It doesn't matter if I die, but my brother will not forgive you. If you save my life, I shall not tell him anything when he returns. Otherwise, when he comes back, you will have to answer to him!"