鐵弓緣

已故太原守備之女陳秀英與母經營茶館,家傳寶弓,守備臨終遺命,以能張弓者為婿。總鎮石須龍之子石文,見秀英俏麗藉故調戲,鬥眾奪美,被陳母驅打。陳母恰遇石麾下匡忠解勸,感其正直,相談甚歡,又兩相比試武藝,匡忠開弓,遂許婚。

 

石文搶婚不成,設計陷匡忠,使其父命匡忠解餉,暗中遣人劫奪。匡忠失餉問罪,被發配邊關,匡忠秀英被迫分別,二人誓不負前盟。匡忠充邊,石文再度迫婚,為秀英所誅。秀英易服改冠投奔匡忠之友王富剛,恰富剛為匡忠察冤寄住督撫王元龍麾下,卻遇上富剛未婚妻關鳳英誤認為婿。秀英率兵太原,殺石須龍,王元龍命王富剛出戰,真假對陣,不分勝負。王元龍遂將匡忠調回應戰,秀英拿出信物,二人在陣前相認。



Romance of the Iron Bow

Chen Xiuying, daughter of the late military officer of Taiyuan, runs a teahouse with her mother. Before her father passed away, he decreed that the first man who could draw the Iron Bow, a family heirloom, would win his daughter’s hand. Shi Wen, son of the city’s mayor, makes advances toward Chen because of her beauty, but Chen’s mother drives him away. Kuang Zhong comes to provide solace and impresses the mother with his integrity. After a pleasant talk, Zhong takes hold of the iron bow and is able to draw it, and is accordingly engaged to Chen.

 

After failing in romance, Shi Wen decides to have his revenge on Kuang Zhong, and thus has his father order Zhong to deliver army provisions while dispatching bandits to rob him. Kuang is exiled to the frontier area for losing the provisions, leaving Chen behind. The wedded pair swears to uphold their wedding vows. After Zhong leaves, Shi Wen again attempts to force Chen into marriage, but she resists and ends up killing him. Disguising herself as a man,Chen goes to Kuang’s friend, Wang Fugang, to seek refuge. Fugang, who is in the midst of investigating Kuang’s case, is away under the leadership of

Governor Wang Yuanlong.Chen instead meets Fugang’s fiancee, Guan Fengying, who mistakes the cross-dresser for her fiance.

 

Chen leads the troops to Taiyuan and kills Shi XulongShi Wen’s father. Yuanlong orders Wang Fugang to fight Guan’s troops. Consequently, the cross-dressed Chen and Fugang fight each other to a tie, andKuang Zhong is dispatched by Yuanlong to join in the fight. Revealing their token of trust, Chen is recognized by Kuang. At the same time, Fugang and Fengying are reunited.