after killing the local tyrant zhen guanxi, for fear of being jailed, lu zhishen fled to mount wutai where he stayed in a temple as a monk. after breaking the temple rules by drinking, he was sent by the abbot（大寺院男主持） to the monastery of great assistance to state, where he was put in charge of a vegetable garden. the property had been plagued（困扰，折磨） by a band of local hooligans（小流氓） who frequently came to steal. none of the previous watchmen could stop the theft. now, on hearing that a new watchman had been employed, the hooligans came again, only to be welcomed by a good beating: the two leaders were kicked into a manure（肥料，粪池） pit and the rest dropped to their knees and kowtowed（叩头） for mercy.