It worked! The battle was won. It was such a big victory that the enemy gave up, at last. The war was over, and China was saved! You can be sure that after that last battle, no one cared anymore that Mulan was a woman.
The Emperor was so glad that Mulan had ended the long war, he set aside the rule about being a woman. “Mulan, stay with me in the palace,” he said. “Someone as smart as you would be a fine royal adviser.”
Mulan's army of men followed her orders, and they won the battle as usual. The Chinese army had won a huge victory this time, and as a result, the enemy had finally surrendered.
The war was over, and China had been saved! After that last battle, it's evident that no one would care if Mulan was a woman. Even the soldiers who had spoken out against Mulan earlier in the fight never said anything negative about her after the war ended. Mulan had brought a long-running war to an end, and the Emperor was so relieved that he disregarded the law prohibiting women from serving in the army. He then invited Mulan to stay in his palace as his royal adviser, since he thought a smart person like Mulan would be the ideal person for the job.
Meaning of difficult words:
|Set aside||To decide not to consider something|
|Victory||Refers to a success in battle, competition, etc.|
State Council of Educational Research and Training (2018). English Standard-10. The Story of Mulan (pp. 88 & 89). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation