The play’s hero Chunyu Fen, a discharged army officer, dream that he enters an ant hole and eventually marries the daughter of the king of the ants. The king appoints Chunyu Fen to a high position and for some 20 years, he pursues an illustrious career. However, following the death of his wife, Chunyu Fen’s downfall is engineered by a political rival. The king has Chunyu Fen arrested and expelled from the realm. With b&w illustrations.