"My dear sir," Lai Shang-jung smilingly observed to Pao-yue, "I hand him over to you. I'm going to entertain the guests!" With these words, he was off. Pao-yue pulled Lia Hsiang-lien into a side study in the hall, where they sat down. "Have you been recently to Ch'in Ch'ung's grave?" he inquired of him. "How could I not go?" Hsiang-lien answered.
We learn, however, from Wang Ch'ung's Lun Hêng that in the first century B.C., when Buddhism was not yet introduced into China, the 'Thunderer' was represented as a strong man, not as a bird, with one hand dragging a cluster of drums, and with the other brandishing a hammer. Thus Lei Kung existed already in China when the latter received her first knowledge of India.