Translated from 重寫戒淫證輯 - 誘淫處女，名毀身殞
Zhang Ang-Guo from Ming Dynasty was a very smart and talented man, but low in morale values. He had seduced his neighbour’s daughter into sexual engagement, and was found out by her parents and eventually being forced to end her life in shame. Once he sat for the provincial examination and his article was so well-written that the examiner wanted to place him first in the examination. The examiner was shocked when he suddenly heard a voice out of nowhere “How could you place such an immoral man as the top candidate?” He fainted after hearing that voice. After regaining consciousness, he realized that Zhang’s examination paper was torn into pieces. After the result was released, the examiner summoned Zhang to tell him the reason why he had not pass the examination. Zhang realized his immoral act has led to the death of the innocent lady, who returned to seek her revenge. He was full of remorse and guilt of his deed and blamed himself for causing his own fate. Zhang gradually fell ill and died of his sickness in regret. Zhang’s retribution for his immoral act of offending virgin girls sexually serves as a good lesson for lecherous men.
Editor Commentary: An educated person should be clear on how he/she conduct himself/herself and observe a good code of moral conducts. Even one could get away from the punishment of the judiciary; he/she would not escape from the law of cause and effect. One who commits immoral conducts would definitely suffer the ill effect that follows. The story is a reminder especially the youth to steer clear of these undesirable behaviors for the sake of their future.