# 74- Death of The First Emperor (Cont’d 5)

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They sent a false letter to Prince Fu ordering him to commit suicide. The letter was sealed with the Emperor’s seal as if it had come from him. Their messenger rode day and night and arrived at the Great Wall. To prove who he was, he gave Prince Fu the matching half of a tiger tally.


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1.他们寄出一封假信给扶太子, 命令他自杀
= They sent a false letter to Prince Fu ordering him to commit suicide.
2.他们在这封信上盖了秦始皇的图章并把信密封, 就好象是秦始皇亲手写的
= The letter was sealed with the Emperor’s seal as if it had come from him.
3.送信者日日夜夜的骑著快马赶到长城
= Their messenger rode day and night and arrived at the Great Wall.
4.见到扶太子後, 送信者拿出相对的半个虎符来證明他是秦始皇所派送的
= To prove who he was, he gave Prince Fu the matching half of a tiger tally.


Vocabulary

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1. send = 寄出 jìchū

2. false letter = 假信 jiǎ xìn

3. order = 命令 mìnglìng

4. suicide = 自杀 zìshā

5. to seal = 密封 mìfēng

6. seal = 图章 túzhāng

7. as if = 好象 hǎoxiàng

8. messenger = 送信者 sòngxìn zhě

9. ride (a horse) = 骑马 qímǎ

10. arrive = 到达 dàodá

11. Great Wall = 长城 Chángchéng

12. prove = 证明 zhèngmíng

13. match = 相对 xiāngduì/相符 xiāngfú

14. tiger tally = 虎符 hǔ fú.

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