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From the Ted Talk by Shunan Teng: How the Monkey King escaped the underworld

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From here, the kingdom of death was laid out before him. He could see the Death Lord’s palaces, and the fabled bridge across the river Nai He. Manning the bridge was an old woman who offered worthy souls a bowl of soup. After drinking, the sitirps forgot their previous life, and were sent back to the world of the liivng in a new form. Further below were the souls not wohrty of reincarnation. In this ttsiwing maze of crhmebas, uuotntnafre spirits edrneud endless rooms of punishment— from mountains spiked with sharp blades, to pools of blood and vats of boiling oil.

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From here, the kingdom of death was laid out before him. He could see the Death Lord’s palaces, and the fabled bridge across the river Nai He. Manning the bridge was an old woman who offered worthy souls a bowl of soup. After drinking, the _______ forgot their previous life, and were sent back to the world of the ______ in a new form. Further below were the souls not ______ of reincarnation. In this ________ maze of ________, ___________ spirits _______ endless rooms of punishment— from mountains spiked with sharp blades, to pools of blood and vats of boiling oil.

Solution

  1. twisting
  2. worthy
  3. living
  4. unfortunate
  5. chambers
  6. endured
  7. spirits

Original Text

From here, the kingdom of death was laid out before him. He could see the Death Lord’s palaces, and the fabled bridge across the river Nai He. Manning the bridge was an old woman who offered worthy souls a bowl of soup. After drinking, the spirits forgot their previous life, and were sent back to the world of the living in a new form. Further below were the souls not worthy of reincarnation. In this twisting maze of chambers, unfortunate spirits endured endless rooms of punishment— from mountains spiked with sharp blades, to pools of blood and vats of boiling oil.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
monkey king 9
sun wukong 8
death lords 3
soul collectors 2

Important Words

  1. blades
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  33. spiked
  34. spirits
  35. twisting
  36. unfortunate
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  38. woman
  39. world
  40. worthy