There was once a magistrate who was powerful and proud. In fact, he was so proud that he expects constant respect from his people. Whenever he left his city, the citizens had to leave their homes and make deep bows as the magistrate passed. Because of this, the citizens called him, Magistrate Tiger behind his back.
All hail master.
All hail master.
The girl survived. Her family perished in a flood and she was raised in royalty. Magistrate Tiger's son had married the girl, just like the book had said.
When Magistrate Tiger meets the Old Man of the Moon, he expected the old man to bow to him, but the Old Man of the Moon doesn't bow to him. In his fury, he Magistrate Tiger tries to find out what the Old Man of the Moon was doing, but can't understand what the words meant. He later learns that it is the Book of Fortune.
What are you reading that is so important?
The Book of Fortune. It tells the past, present, and future.
When Magistrate Tiger learned that the Book of Fortune tells the past, present, and future, he asks the Old Man of the Moon whom his son will marry when he is of age. To Magistrate Tiger's dismay, he learns that his son's future wife is the daughter of a grocer, as Magistrate Tiger wanted his son to marry a wealthy woman.
Who will my son marry when he is of age?
I will never allow that. My son is to marry a wealthy woman
Your son's future wife is now the two-year-old daughter of a grocer.
After this, Magistrate Tiger tries to put matters into his own hands, by attempting to track down the girl and stab her with a knife, so he doesn't have the girl to worry about, and his son would marry one of the Emperor's many granddaughters.
I will track her down and stab her.
Dear wife, why do you always wear that flower?
One day a strange man walked into my house and stabbed me. I wear the flower to hide my scar
Moral: What you might think that won't happen may happen, so don't brag about your brains.