Book 2 Chapter 15
Origin of the Chapter's Title
The title 只影向谁去 is a line from the poem To The Tune of Moyuer (雁丘词) by Yuan Haowen (元好问), a poet from the Jurchen Jin Dynasty, which co-existed with Southern Song.
The context of the line in its passage:
- He must have realized only he is left to fly over those lonely thousands of miles of clouds and snowy mountains alone.
- He must have had a thought:
For whom shall I trail a forlorn shadow flying over
Ten thousand miles of grey clouds
And mountains of night snow?