The waiter came over and served them some very delicious dishes. All these dishes had been ordered ahead of time. Chen Wang Ting 陳王廷 signalled Jiang Fa 蔣發 with a knowing look to tell him to be careful. Jiang Fa nodded slightly in response. The three men then enjoyed the meal and had a normal conversation. By the end of the meal it was night-time and so they went to their room. Chen Wang Ting and Jiang Fa could not sleep very well, this was because they had a high level of kung Fu and were always aware of their surroundings. The next morning they started out on their journey to Mu Men Zhai 木門塞. The merchant was very generous and paid for all their food and accommodation. Chen Wang Ting and Jiang Fa did not try to argue against this and just treated it as normal. Over the following few days all their food and accommodation was paid for by the merchant and Chen Wang Ting still treated everything as normal and did not try to pay any of the bills.
One day they came to a junction in the road, the merchant told them he needed to go in a different direction and that they should follow the other road. Now Chen Wang Ting and Jiang Fa were on their own. The merchant behaved as if everything was normal and this meant that their adversaries already knew that they were there. So now every step they took towards Mu Men Zhai had to be very careful.