The magistrate went to discuss the matter with his officers. The officers were all connected with Hsi-men Ch'ing and were afraid to bring charges against him. Therefore, the magistrate called Wu Sung and said to him:" It has been true since ancient times, that one must catch both parties in the act to prove adultery; and murder can only be proved when the wound is. You haven't caught these two in the act, and your brother's corpse is gone. How can you lodge an accusation against them?"