“Sir, I didn’t ask too much. She has with her four kids and they were inside a cow-drawn wagon. I thought the food looked to be of high quality, so I bought them from her!” Replied the innkeeper nervously.
“Oh….” The young man nodded slightly. He picked up his chopsticks again and picked up more food, “How much did you pay her?”
“Sir, I paid her three taels plus 30 wen for 20 chickens, 30 rabbits, 80 jin of rice, and 15 cabbages!”
“What?!” The young man, who was just about to place more food into his mouth, stared him at suddenly. After he noticed that the innkeeper was telling the truth, his brows twitched a few times and he scolded him lightly, “You would still have made a great profit even if you had paid her 30 taels!”
“OH!!!” The innkeeper thought he heard wrong and exclaimed lightly.
The corner of the young man’s mouth twitched a few times, and he ordered with a deepened voice, “These items, send them to Jing Province immediately. And don’t let anyone find out. Any items like these in the future, you go ahead and send to Jing Province, you got that?”
“Sir, this….” The innkeeper was completely baffled. He had no idea what was happening.
“Don’t ask. I am ordering you. And, next time don’t bully them like that, pay them more money. And, tell them that we will buy everything they have from them!”
“This….” The innkeeper stared dumbfoundedly at the three dishes on the table with a complexed look.
The young man read his mind, mildly he said, “You’ve been around the block the few times, didn’t you noticed that these items have spiritual properties in them?”
“Spiritual?!” Shouted the innkeeper, “Mythical animals!”
“Hrm, why else do you think these are worth 30 taels? Keep in mind that nobody realized her products have spiritual properties yet. You must pay her more in the future. And, you better figure out and let me know how she was growing these….”
Mrs. Cheng and the kids had arrived home in the wagon while this conversation was going on. After moving the items that they bought into the house, Mrs. Cheng told her daughter, “Xiao Xiao, I know you are tried, but can you return he wagon to the patriarch of Willow Village?”
“Sure, I will head over right now!” Cheng Xiao Xiao could see that her mother was tired, so she accepted the task right away.
Mrs. Cheng nodded and added, “Bring a few steamed buns for his grandkids. We should repay them for using their wagon!”
“Understood!” She took out 8 of the steamed buns from the 20 that they had bought to be used as gift for the repayment.
Cheng Zheng Yuan, who was eating a steamed bun, said, “Big sister, I will go with you!”
“Big sister, me too!”
“Big sister, I want to go too!”
The other two young ones also followed suit. Cheng Xiao Xiao looked at them and frowned lightly, “Zheng Yuan, Zheng Bin, you two stay home to help mom with dinner!”
The two of them had always been obedient to their older sister, so they had no choice but to listen. Little Lan Lan smiled and walked over to Cheng Xiao Xiao, “Big sister,I will go with you!”
“Okay, I will take you with me!” Looking at the bright smile on her little sister’s face, Cheng Xiao Xiao didn’t have the heart to say no.
The two of them left the house with the steamed buns. Cheng Xiao Xiao put her little sister into the wagon and headed toward Willow Villge.
An hour later, Cheng Xiao Xiao arrived at Willow Village slowly towing the wagon behind her. Her arrival attracted lots of attention and the villagers greeted her fervently.
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