Zhu Tong (朱仝) went through a tumultuous time before he eventually joined the Liangshan heroes in the Chinese tale, the Water Margin. The persistence involved in recruiting this man (Chao Gai had the help of Lei Heng, Zhu's best friend) highlighted the calibre of Zhu. He was known to be both gallant and chivalrous, and highly regarded by his prefect. His civil career took a slight deviation when he allowed Lei to help Chao escape from the government in a previous encounter, but his prefect entrusted Zhu the task of looking after the former's young son. Li Kui however, in accordance to a plan devised by Song Jiang's strategists, killed the little boy. Zhu was compelled to join the bandits but never quite saw eye to eye with Li. Zhu Tong is portrayed as a kind and gallant man in the "Water Margin". His depiction of a fatherly character of the young boy is heart warming, and one really begins to feel compassion for Zhu after Li Kui kills the young boy.