“Xiao Xiao, I think we will need to borrow a cow-drawn carriage. There is no way we can carry all these ourselves all the way to the market!” Mrs. Cheng realized that it was quite troublesome to have too much items for sale.
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Mrs. Cheng tallied up all the goods from the dimension: 80 jin1 of white rice, 20 chickens, 30 rabbits, 15 jin of Chinese cabbage. These items were probably quite difficult for the two of them to bring to the market by themselves.
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Responding to her brother’s call, Cheng Xiao Xiao join the family at the dinner table.
After dinner, Mrs. Cheng sent the young ones to bed and kept Cheng Xiao Xiao in the yard with her.
Looking at her mother who obviously had something on her mind, Cheng Xiao Xiao asked curiosity, “Mom, what is the matter?”
“Nothing, Xiao Xiao,” replied Mrs. Cheng as she shook her head, but still looking like she had something on her mind.
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
“You are just a kid, what do you know?” Said Cheng Xiao Xiao while giving him a stare.
Cheng Zheng Yuan didn’t care about the look that she gave him, he grinned at her, “Big sister, I think Danhang ge likes you though!”
“Nonsense, maybe it was you who like some girl in the village!”
“Nonsense, I don’t like any of those ugly girls!”
Saturday, December 22, 2018
“White radish are something delicious!”
The smiling Cheng Zheng Yuan explained to the person in front of him, then turned back to Cheng Xiao Xiao, “Big sister, quick! Take them out. Let Danhang ge try some too. I’m sure he’d like it!”
Cheng Xiao Xiao gave him gave him a stare then turn around and quickly grabbed three white radishes from the dimension and gave each of them one.1 She walked over to another tree and down under it and started eating the white radish.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
While Cheng Zheng Yuan was asking all kind of questions, the two of them were gathering more and more herbs. Liu Danhang, who were following nearby, had given up hunting but gathered the herbs that he recognized. He planned to give these to Cheng Xiao Xiao and her brother.
The three of them walked further and further. Before they realized it, they have already trekked through three hills1. It was as though they had forgotten about time and exhaustion and gathered more and more herbs.
“Big sister, we are already in the early afternoon, should we start gathering firewood?”
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Early in the morning, Cheng Xiao Xiao was woken up by some noises coming from their yard and it sounded like Zheng Yuan. She was curious what was going on outside.
She pulled the blanket over the sister before she put on a jacket and went outside. She found Zheng Yuan practicing the horse stand squat in the backyard and next to him was none other than their own mother!
Saturday, December 15, 2018
The words from the butler brought hope to everyone. All they need to do is to find the mother and daughter, and they’d find out the source of the spiritual animals!
Old man Ning observed everyone’s reaction and nodded lightly, then said, “Okay, go make some arrangements. If you find the mother and daughter, remember to be polite and invite them back here.”
Thursday, December 13, 2018
“Something’s wrong?” Old man Ning didn’t expect the question and was baffled by his question. He asked, “Old Lam, something’s the problem?”
“No, no problem. Or, I should say it’s something nice. Here…” Old man Lam shook his head. Meeting everybody’s quizzical gaze, he pointed at the rabbit meat on the table, “You guys all try this!”
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
After seeing them off, she noticed her mom’s look dimmed again. That made her worry about her dad inside the house too.
After sending the three young ones to play outside, she followed her mom into her dad’s residence. She noticed he wasn’t sleep and greeted him.
Cheng Bi Yuan nodded slightly. His look indifferently, he was unaffected.
“Dad, what did the doctor said about your injury?” Cheng Xiao Xiao was familiar with herbs but she didn’t know how to diagnose a patient.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Along with the doctor was his apprentice, who was carrying his medicine bag behind him. The four of them finally arrived at Willow Village after two hours on the road.
Right when they arrived at the door, the three young ones shouted joyfully and ran out to greet them. But once they saw the strangers with them, the three immediately put on their best behavior, but they continue to stare at Cheng Xiao Xiao eagerly.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
“But….” Mrs. Cheng, holding the jo of silver in her hand, frowned slightly.
Even Cheng Xiao Xiao was a bit surprised. She didn’t think they would run into a such a generous person. This jo looked to be around five taels. It is enough to support a regular family for months.
“Mon, are you familiar with the Ning House?” Cheng Xiao Xiao tucked at Mrs. Cheng who was still in shock and asked gently.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
The little ones didn’t have their wishes fulfilled. By the time they’ve woken up, their mother and older sister were already gone!
The two younger ones blamed that on the older brother Zheng Yuan. They pouted and blamed him for not waking them up earlier.
While they were complaining at home, Cheng Xiao Xiao and her mother had already been well on their way and have already reached the closet large city.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Girls were prone to be afraid of snakes and Cheng Xiao Xiao was one of them. But when she saw that the snaked seemed quite playful, she suppressed her fear and her urge to flung it away.
Looking at the docile snake, Cheng Xiao Xiao smiled warmly. She never would have expected such power from the dimension. This was yet another pleasant surprise.
“Hey little snake, can you understand what I am saying? Nod if you can.” Said Cheng Xiao Xiao curiously to the snake.