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Wolves are numerous in the mountains; the heron, ibis, wild goose and snipe in the valley of the Wei.
His first refuge was in Wei, a part of the present Ho-nan, the marquis of which received him kindly; but he was a weak man, ruled by his wife, a woman notorious for her accomplishments and wickedness.
In attempting to pass from Wei to another state, Confucius was set upon by a mob, which mistook him for an officer who had made himself hated by his oppressive deeds.
They were obliged, however, to retrace their way to Wei, and he wander- ings.