WHIPPED BY THE GOD
In Guangdong there was a general who was also a great scholar. His name was Zhang Chendao. He was a highly trained martial artist. He was rough and strong， and could take on any number of enemies. But he was also a very highly educated scholar who could write poetry as well as the best poets of his day. He was as well known for his writing as for his military prowess.
But， like so many Cantonese， he had a weakness. He loved to eat dog meat. There was never a day when a dog wasn’t cooking in his kitchen. He ate dog the way other people eat chicken or pork. As a result， wherever he went， all the dogs howled. They can tell.
Zhang was so talented that he was given important posts. Once he was sent to Fujian. During a tour of inspection， he climbed the famous Wuyi Mountain， which sticks straight into the sky like a baseball bat. It is very difficult to climb， so he had to spend the night at a village there.
His subordinates knew their chief liked dog， so they bought some local dogs for his dinner.
The next day， they went to take a look at a Taoist temple with great scenery somebody had told them about.
When they got to the temple， the sorcerer in charge， Cai Yuanying， seemed to want to stop them， but he did not dare say anything to such a powerful imperial official as Zhang Chendao！
As soon as Zhang stepped into the temple， he saw a piercing gold light. He couldn’t stand it. He fell down in a faint. When his subordinates picked him up， he couldn’t speak， and he seemed to be paralyzed. His whole body was limp， like he didn’t have a bone in him. When they felt his forehead， they realized that he was already dead！
His subordinates were in a panic. They asked the sorcerer what was up. He said， “The god we worship here， Wangling， is very powerful. He loves dogs， so people who eat dog meat are usually afraid to come near this place. They dare not provoke such a powerful spirit， or profane his temple.
“I wanted to stop his honor Zhang， but he was a powerful Mandarin， so I did not dare to do anything. His choice of coming here means that he was fated to die.”
Zhang’s subordinates were awed. One of them asked， “But why is his body so limp？”
The sorcerer replied， “It always happens that way. Every bone in his bones has been broken into bits， because he has been whipped by the god Wangling.”