Chapter 138: Jealousy 1
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
When Madam Wang heard this, she was overjoyed. She smiled and agreed. “Alright, go quickly. Leave the house to me.”
They were buying another 2000 catties of vegetables again. They still had more than a hundred catties at home. That was worth more than 100 copper coins.
Old Master Wang brought Su Sanlang and Chen Hu to spread the news.
On the way, Old Master Wang asked the two of them. He said, “Sanlang, Hu, do you want the vegetables from your side?”
Old Master Wang was referring to the parents of Chen Hu and Su Sanlang.
After all, they had both severed ties with their relatives. Now that there was such a good thing, would they mind bringing the benefits to their former parents?
Chen Hu frowned and looked at him. His stance was clear. He listened to Su Sanlang.
Su Sanlang’s gaze darkened as he said, “As long as they follow the requirements, I’ll accept them.”
He and Chen Hu no longer had anything to do with the homes on either side, so they were strangers.
They were all from the same village now. He could treat them as equals. What he wanted was to have a good relationship with the villagers. He wouldn’t leave this place unless he really had nowhere to go.
He was born here, and it will always be his home.
Old Master Wang looked at Su Sanlang and smiled gently. “That’s good.”
Old Master Wang didn’t say much. He had never understood why Su Sanlang and Chen Hu would rather abandon the clan and leave. If Su Sanlang got along well, the two of them might return to the main family in the future.
Su Sanlang said nothing more.
Old Master Wang took a deep breath and began to shout as he walked into the village, “Everyone, if you have vegetables and cabbages, Su Sanlang’s family will take 2000 catties of vegetables and cabbages. Carry them to Su Sanlang’s house for one copper coin per catty. If you want to sell them, hurry up. They don’t want yellow-leafed vegetables and young leaves. The cabbage also shouldn’t have old leaves and yellow leaves. It’s best if they are whole. If any family wants to earn money, hurry up and get the vegetables. If you want to fool them with the bad ones, don’t blame them for not buying your rotten vegetables.”
Old Master Wang shouted as he walked. Someone opened the door and asked, “Uncle, is it true?”
Old Master Wang pointed at Su Sanlang and Chen Hu beside him. “They’re right here. Do you think it’s true?”
Su Sanlang said, “It’s true.”
After receiving the buyer’s words, everyone quickly carried their baskets and went to pick vegetables.
After shouting in the village, Old Master Wang walked back with Su Sanlang and Chen Hu.
Old Master Wang shouted again.
When he passed by the Su family.
Madam Li and Madam Zhou were watching from the courtyard. When they saw Su Sanlang, they smiled at him.
Su Sanlang remained expressionless, ignoring his two former sisters-in-law.
Madam Li and Madam Zhou were a little embarrassed, but they had been called out by Madam Wang and old master Su to find out what was going on. Since Su Sanlang ignored them, they were also anxious. They couldn’t care less and shouted at Old Master Wang, “Chief, can we sell vegetables too?”
Neither Su Sanlang nor Chen Hu made a sound.
Old Master Wang turned around and shouted, “Just follow the instructions.”
When Madam Li and Madam Zhou heard that, they nodded in agreement.
Just as the two of them were about to return to the house to reply, they saw that Madam Wang had already come out.
Old Master Su said with a dark expression, “We should be able to get 200 catties from the fields. Go get it.”
Su Dalang frowned and said, “Father, Third Brother is too heartless. Such a good thing will benefit outsiders.”
Su Erlang also said, “That’s right. He has no conscience at all.”
Old Master Su shouted coldly, “Shut up. If you have the time, you might as well let your sons study hard. They’ve been studying for so many years, but they can’t even pass the Elementary Scholar exam.”
After studying for a few years, Su Qing and Su Shun were still just students.
The two of them had also participated in the exam, but their results were really poor.
The hope of the Su family was all on these two children. However, seeing that there was no end to it, Old Master Su felt angry. After Su Qing and Su Shun started studying, they refused to work anymore.
It was an expense every year.
Every time he thought about it, Old Master Su would feel suffocated. His most hated son was living a better life now, and it was a thorn in his heart.
When Old Master Su got angry, Su Dalang and Su Erlang shut up.
Madam Wang’s face was cold as she asked Madam Li and Madam Zhou to work.
Madam Li and Madam Zhou were not having a good time either. Every time they passed by Su Sanlang’s house, they would be so angry that their hearts would feel suffocating.
Seeing that many people in the village were carrying baskets on their backs, Madam Wang also asked Madam Li to walk faster.
Since Su Sanlang didn’t say that he didn’t want their family’s vegetables, why shouldn’t they earn this money?
Chen Hu’s parents also went to pick vegetables.
Old Master Wang shouted and went back.
Su Sanlang and Chen Hu thanked Old Master Wang. Su Sanlang said to Old Master Wang, “Grand Duke, plant more vegetables when you’re free after the New Year. We’ll always buy them.”
Old Master Wang immediately understood. He immediately smiled and said, “Alright, alright, alright. I wish you all a prosperous business.”
Since they needed vegetables all the time, he would have to plant more vegetables after the new year. If he sold these vegetables every year, he would be able to earn a lot of money. This was a good thing.
When it was done, Su Sanlang went back with Chen Hu.
On the way, Su Sanlang asked Chen Hu, “How is it? Do you want me to carry you?”
Chen Hu had worked hard on this journey and was sweating.
Chen Hu smiled and shook his head. “No, I can walk.”
He took the medicine. It didn’t hurt as much, but it still hurt. It was the kind of pain he couldn’t describe.
The two of them returned home. Chen Shi leaned against Zhou Heng and played with a match on the ground.
Chen Shi was obedient. If he was interested, he could play for a long time without crying.
Su Sanlang and Chen Hu were both very busy, so Zhou Heng let Chen Shi play with him.
Not long after, households carrying vegetables on their backs came knocking on the door.
Most came as a family. They smiled at Su Sanlang and said, “Sanlang, we don’t do credit for this.”
Su Sanlang nodded gently. Holding the money bag, he said, “Yes, I know. Let’s take a look and make sure there’s no problem before I pay.”
No matter who came, the vegetables in the basket had to be picked up and examined.
There were also ones mixed with yellow leaves and worm leaves.
Su Sanlang said with a serious expression, “Auntie, either you pick out these useless vegetables now, or you carry them back and I won’t do business with your family anymore.”
No use playing the emotional card with Su Sanlang.
Seeing him like this, the families who originally wanted to mix some bad ones in immediately picked out the bad ones. They just wanted to take advantage of the loopholes.
When it was Old Master Su’s turn, everyone could not help but move aside and watch with a look of ‘the show has begun’.
As per normal, Su Sanlang was about to go forward and pick up the vegetables when Madam Wang snorted coldly. “Third Brother, don’t you believe us? No matter what, I gave birth to you.”
Madam Li and Madam Zhou sized up this courtyard and looked at this good place. A strong sense of jealousy rose in their hearts.
Of course, they also knew how many bad vegetables Madam Wang had mixed in. Both of them looked at Su Sanlang expectantly, wanting to see if he would make an exception.