穿金寶扇

尚書呂剛之女呂昭華,經聖上為媒,與世交郭炎章訂下婚盟。炎章家道破落後,到府拜訪,呂父卻嫌貧重富,不許二人相見。一晚,昭華表妹李桂英欲試探昭華對炎章之情,假冒炎章偷入蘭房,被呂剛踫見,藉詞把炎章趕出家門。炎章誤會昭華嫌貧重富,一怒之下上京赴考。及後昭華發現真相,遂雪夜追蹤欲加解釋。她正欲坦告闖蘭閨者另有其人時,耀泉(呂剛的遠親)追蹤而至,對炎章訛稱夜進蘭閨者正是自己,更出示偷來的穿金寶扇,詐謂昭華以扇相贈作訂情信物。炎章極為憤怒,轉身離去,昭華昏倒。耀泉正欲上前親近昭華之際,呂家侍婢如煙追至,因嫉妒耀泉移情別戀,將他殺死。昭華被誤認為殺死耀泉之兇手,被判刺面充軍。三年後,炎章官升太守。一天,昭華被判充軍,二人在太守府重會,桂英多番解釋,二人終冰釋前嫌。



The Gilded Fan

With the emperor as the matchmaker, the daughter of the minister, Lu, is engaged to Guo, a friend of the family. After suffering a decline in family fortunes, Guo’s visits to his fiancee are often denied by the snobbish minister. One night, to test her love for GuoLu’s cousin, Guiying, mischievously pretends to beGuo and sneaks into Lu’s boudoir. Unfortunately, Guiying comes across Lu’s father, who uses the incident as an excuse to expel Guo and break the engagement. Thinking that his fiancee is also a snob. Guo leaves and travels to the capital to take the imperial examination.

 

Discovering the truth, Lu follows Guo on a snowy night in an attempt to explain. She is about to tell him the truth when Yaoquan, a distant relative of Guiyang, arrives on their heels and claims that it was he who sneaked into her boudoir. Showing the gilded fan he stole, Yaoquan claims that Lu gave it to him as a token of love. Outraged, Guo turns away and leaves, and Lu faints. Yaoquan is about to take advantage of the unconscious Lu when the maid Ruyan arrives. Ruyan, who is in love with Yauquan,flies into a jealous rage and kills Yaoquan.

 

Accused of her cousin’s murder, Lu is sentenced to hard labor beyond the Great Wall. Three years later,Guo is promoted to the rank of prefect. One day,Guo meets Lu in the barracks where she is serving her time. After much explanation from Guiying, the couple forgives each other.