The descendants of the Elder Gi-chi.

Sung by Yang Zhi.


This, the second of the group of four songs, concerns the Elder Gi-chi, which is another name for the Elder Gi-no of the earlier songs.

The story is the same as before, but there is no mention of crossbows. Having been driven back once, the Chinese army eventually captured the homeland by crossing the river in boats at the foot of the plain, instead of coming through the narrow gorge at the head.

The Elder Gi-chi escaped to Rice City, where, we are told, stood a large tree, no doubt a sacred tree. Why this particular tree is mentioned is not immediately obvious. Possibly it was simply to identify the area in which the Gi-chi clan settled.

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