Xiao za zhong: The hero (played by Chung Wa/also spelled Tsung Hua) has no name and is dubbed by a passing merchant, “Little Bastard,” a name he adopts for himself given his lack of known parentage. Lily Li plays Hsiao Yi, or “Little Beggar,” as she calls herself, and she latches onto Little Bastard and helps him find food and lodging as he searches for the parents who abandoned him as an infant 18 years earlier. He eventually finds his real father, a powerful and wealthy local (Cheng Miu), and is taken in by him and his family. In the course of acclimating to his new family, Little Bastard is seduced by his attractive cousin, Ai Zhen (Kong Ling), making Hsiao Yi very jealous indeed. However, the seduction and family welcome are all part of a nefarious plan by the father that is better left undescribed here. Lily gets wind of this and tries to save our hero.