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Ts'ao had in my opinion taken word of T'o, and while he fell heavily unwell, he positioned himself in T'o's care. T'o informed him, "Your illness can be very unlikely to therapy within the quick destiny. i'll adopt a long term (attack' treatment to maintain your lifestyles. " T'o had lengthy been far-off from his domestic, and he was once deliberating returning. He acknowledged, ((I need to cross domestic, yet merely to get a few books. I intend to come back presently. " as soon as he arrived again domestic, he time and again used the excuse that his spouse was once unwell to invite for extensions rather than returning. Ts'ao despatched message after message with direct orders for T'o, in addition to imperial orders during the places of work of the district officers to hunt him. convinced of 146 FROM THE files OF the 3 KINGDOMS his strength, T'o rejected the chance to tackle salaried professional employment and didn't respond to Ts'ao Ts'ao. Ts'ao used to be enraged, and despatched out males to enquire. in the event that they came across that T'o's spouse was once certainly being affected by affliction, they have been to supply him with 40 bushels of beans and forgive his failure to come to Ts'ao Ts'ao via the cut-off date. in the event that they came across that he used to be utilizing a deceitful and unfounded excuse, they have been to recognize T'o and produce him in. T'o's crime was once exposed; he used to be installed the cost of felony Warden Hsii and confessed his misdeeds lower than severe interrogation. Hsiin Yii 139 provided the next request: "T'o is a decent technologist. Men's lives rely on him. it'd be applicable to be lenient. " Ts'ao Ts'ao spoke back to this, "Do no longer worry so over him! wouldn't the realm be with out rats like Hua T'o? " for this reason, T'o used to be tortured to loss of life in criminal. simply as he was once at the verge of loss of life, he took out a ebook in a single roll and gave it to the jailer. "This might shop lives," he defined. however the jailer was once frightened as the legislations forbade his accepting the e-book and refused it. T' zero for his half didn't insist; so a hearth used to be discovered and the e-book used to be burned. After T'o's dying, Ts'ao Ts'ao was once not able to cast off his persistent ailment of the pinnacle. Ts'ao Ts'ao acknowledged, "T'o can have cured me, but if that petty guy handled my disease, his in simple terms curiosity used to be to improve himself. no matter if I had now not performed away with that fellow, he might by no means have rooted the underlying resource of my ailment. " yet at a later time while his loved son Ts'ang-shu used to be significantly in poor health, Ts'ao Ts'ao acknowledged with a sigh, "I do remorse having killed Hua T'o. It led to the dying of my son. " sooner than T'o's demise, an army reputable, Li Ch'eng, had a foul cough. evening and day he couldn't sleep, and he often spit up purulent blood. He consulted T'o, who advised him, "You are with an abscess within the bowels. What you've been coughing up doesn't come from the lung procedure. i'm going to provide you with two-tenths of an oz of this powder. you are going to spit up one other cups or so of purulent blood. whilst that's over, for those who another way look after your self, in a month or so that you can be in a position to wake up at times. for those who take excellent care, you'll be full of life back inside of a yr.