“So you are looking for them!” The surprised pharmacist apprentice chimed in.
He was just about to say something else when Dr. Xu gave him a stare, which shut him up.
Dr. Xu turned back to Ko Yang and frowned, “I think Deacon Ko’s looking for them for more than just buying food from them!”
“What made you think that, Dr. Xu?” Ko Yang was caught off guard by that but he didn’t let it show.
Dr. Xu smiled wordlessly. He gave him a meaningful glance and said, “I am a doctor. I have an idea. Not to mention I have had the food from their house, of course I’d look.”
“Deacon Ko, let me finish!” Dr. Xu waved his hand and interrupted him, “I understand what you mean, but, I am afraid I wouldn’t’ be able to divulge that information. If you need to locate them, you will have to do that through other means. Doctor/patient confidentiality. Sorry.”
“Well, Dr. Xu, believe me, all I want is to buy food from them. I mean them no harm…”
“Then Deacon Ko can wait for them to come back to sell more goods!”
After Dr. Xu was done saying that, he didn’t for Ko Yang to respond before he got up and went back inside as though he didn’t want to say anything else.
Ko Yang was shocked. He didn’t understand!
The pharmacist apprentice watched all that had transpired. There was something he wanted to share, but he didn’t want to be scolded by his master so he kept his mouth shut.
Ko Yang was just about to leave when he caught sight of the apprentice. He got an idea and walked toward the apprentice. This time he produced in front of him ten taels of silver.
Looking at the money in front of him, the apprentice’s eyeballs almost fell out of his socket. He swallowed hard and looked toward the backside that was behind the door curtain. He looked again to the man smiling in front of him and struggled hard.
Ko Yang could tell that the apprentice could be persuaded. He lifted his right hand and another ten taels of silver appeared. The apprentice’s breath quickened. He had never seen so much money in his whole life, how could he hold his ground.
A slight hesitation, he bit down hard, grabbed the paper and inkpad in front of him and quickly scribbled down three words.
The transaction has been completed. Ko Yang collected the piece of paper in front of him and took off!
The apprentice quickly collected the twenty taels of silver. He looked nervous, after all he just betrayed a patient’s confidentiality. This was unacceptable behavior in their profession and was looked down upon.
He was still looking nervous and guilty when Dr. Xu returned from behind the door curtain. He immediately figured out what had happened.
“Little Shen Tang, you let me down!”
A loud cried startled the little apprentice. He just realized he was caught red-handed by the doctor.
He turned pale, ran up, knelt and pleaded, “Mater, Shen Tang knew he has done wrong. Shen Tang won’t do that again. Please forgive me!”
“Get out! Leave this clinic and never come back again!”
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