Chapter 146: Fight
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Chen Hu swallowed his saliva and said, “Just listening to it makes me drool.”
Madam Qian couldn’t help but smile. Looking at the dishes placed in the kitchen, her gaze became even gentler.
Their family would have a better life year after year.
Next year, when he returned the 20 taels he owed Sanlang, he would still have a few hundred taels left.
The husband and wife were working hard on the New Year’s Eve dinner. Chen Daniu and Chen Erniu were playing with Chen Shi.
Neither family went to the village to see what was going on.
At this moment, the neighbors in the village had all come out to watch the commotion.
The Su family and the Chen family started fighting.
The Su family came to the Chen family to demand an explanation. They wanted the Chen family to pay for the losses this time. They wanted the Chen family to take responsibility, but the Chen family refused.
The two sides couldn’t negotiate, so they started fighting.
They all vented their anger on each other, which was why there were screams.
“Jesus, there’s no justice. The gods are blind.”
Madam Wang and Mother Chen pulled each other’s hair and face, cursing each other.
The two families fought.
In the end, someone couldn’t stand it anymore and went to invite Old Master Wang to uphold justice.
The village chief rushed over and saw that the Chen family’s courtyard was in a mess. Several barrels of pickled sauerkraut had been overturned and poured out. The courtyard was filled with a sour and spicy mixture.
Neither family looked good. Their hair and clothes were a mess, and there were some bloody marks on their faces.
Old Master Wang roared with a dark expression, “Look at all of you. Aren’t you afraid of making a fool of yourselves during the new year?”
Madam Wang immediately wailed, “Village Chief, you have to uphold justice for us. You have to be the judge. Look at how vicious their family is. They’re scamming money. There were so many taels of silver. It’s gone just like that.”
Mother Chen also said indignantly, “Village Chief, there are always profits and losses in doing business. My family didn’t force them to do it together. Now that we’ve made a loss, they’re pushing all the blame on my family. Isn’t this unreasonable? Village Chief, tell me, is this reasonable?”
“Bullsh*t. Your family said that Chen Hu’s family’s craftsmanship belonged to your family and that if they made money from doing business, we would be able to do it too. You were the ones who said that there wasn’t enough money and that the two families needed to work together. If you didn’t say that, my family wouldn’t have agreed!”
Madam Li wiped her face and spat fiercely.
Madam Zhou also echoed, “That’s right. If you all hadn’t lied to us first, we wouldn’t have agreed.”
Madam Yang and Madam Wu immediately stomped their feet. Madam Yang said coldly, “You’re the ones who are bullsh*tting. It’s obvious that you’re jealous of Su Sanlang because he made a lot of money. You only agreed because you wanted to snatch his business and see his miserable state. Otherwise, why would you buy two catties of vegetables for three copper coins while Su Sanlang only paid one copper coin for one catty?”
“You guys didn’t say anything bad about that idea. Now that the store isn’t doing well, you forget what you said? Pfft—”
Madam Wu spat fiercely. In the past two days, her life with Madam Yang had been especially difficult. Mother Chen had beat them, and so had Chen Long and Chen Qiang.
Today, when the Su family came looking for trouble, the two families got into a fight. Both of them treated Madam Li and Madam Zhou as mortal enemies.
Now that they were arguing, they were at each other’s throats.
Seeing that the two families were about to fight again, Old Master Wang shouted sternly, “Enough. If you two families want to fight, stop fighting in the village. Go outside and fight. I don’t care who dies. Just don’t cause trouble for me.”
When women fought, it was nothing more than grabbing their faces, pulling their hair, and pinching their bodies.
The man, on the other hand, punched and kicked. They knew no limits.
If they killed someone during the New Year, it would be endless trouble.
People were also trying to persuade them to stop fighting.
Father Chen glared at Old Master Su coldly and said, “Don’t think that I don’t know what your family is thinking. Let me tell you, we can split the sauerkraut now, but we won’t give you any money. We don’t have to fight. Our family isn’t afraid of you.”
With so much sauerkraut piled up in the house. It was annoying to see. Bad luck.
It was absolutely impossible for the Su family to get money from them.
Old Master Su trembled in anger. “Alright, alright. I finally understand your Chen family. Our family can’t deal with you. Just you wait. The heavens will take you in!”
Old Master Su turned his head and said coldly to Su Qing and Su Shun, “Qing, Shun, you have to remember today. You have to study hard. In the future, when you take the scholarly examination, you can avenge your family!”
There were no scholars in the Chen family. In the future, they would all be farmers.
If Su Shun and Su Qing had really made something of themselves, it would be easy to deal with the Chen family.
Su Qing and Su Shun looked at the Chen family with hatred in their eyes. The two of them nodded and promised Old Master Su, “Grandpa, don’t worry. I’ll remember it in my heart. I’ll definitely take revenge on them for what our family suffered today.”
As Old Master Su listened, the anger in his heart dissipated a little. He nodded and said coldly, “Let’s go home.”
Father Chen gritted his teeth. They were bullying the Chen family for not having any scholars.
The Chen family was furious, and the Su family had also left.
Old Master Wang sighed. “Do you really think this business is easy to do? If it was that simple, it wouldn’t have been anyone else’s turn. Those rich people in town would have long earned all of it.”
With that, Old Master Wang turned around and went back.
The Chen family’s courtyard was a mess. Everyone lamented that business was not easy.
After watching the commotion, Old Wu also turned around and went back.
On the way home, Old Master Wang’s second son, Wang Qingmu, couldn’t help but ask him, “Father, what do you think they should do with the Chen family’s vegetables?”
Old Master Wang shook his head helplessly and said, “What else can they do? Of course they’d throw it away. They won’t be able to finish it.”
Wang Qingmu suddenly thought of something and said, “Father, the Chen family won’t buy vegetables in the future. Su Sanlang and Chen Hu have gone to other villages to buy vegetables. Will he still want the vegetables from those families in our village?”
Remember, these people in the village refused to sell to Su Sanlang not long ago.
If it had been him, he would have been angry.
Old Master Wang smiled. “Who cares? If Su Sanlang accepts it, so be it. If he doesn’t accept it, so be it. This is a transaction. Who can force him?”
However, after his son’s reminder, Old Master Wang was also a little curious. Would Su Sanlang still accept them?
The farce of the Su and Chen families was over. Everyone returned to their own homes. During the new year, every family became lively.
The sun set in the west.
The fragrance of the New Year’s Eve dinner wafted out from every house.
This year, the New Year’s meal at Su Sanlang’s house was as sumptuous as last year. There were plenty of chicken, duck, fish, and good wine samples.
Before dinner, Old Wu gave the children New Year’s money and said coldly, “Stay healthy, grow up and study hard.”
It was said succinctly, and Su Sanlang gave each child his New Year’s money just the same. He said some kind words of blessing, and everyone was happy. Then dinner was served.