Chapter 165: Rag Doll
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Naturally, Madam Chen agreed happily. “Okay, okay.”
Seeing that Lin Yaoyao wasn’t wearing a hat, she was a little worried.
Lin Yaoyao smiled. “Mother, it’s okay. I won’t be afraid anymore.”
If she wanted to be a female teacher, the first thing she had to have was a strong heart. If a casual comment from others could break her, she would never be a female teacher.
To become a female teacher, she still had a long way to go. She even had to face the malicious slander of a group of old-fashioned people. Facing others’ comments was only the first step.
“Okay, okay. No matter what, I will support you.”
Madam Chen nodded happily. She was the happiest that Lin Yaoyao was willing to walk out.
This was the first time Lin Yaoyao had gone out without a hat ever since they came to this town.
The glare of the sun and the passing pedestrians made her nervous. She always felt suffocated. Her whole body was as taut as a log.
People looked at her strangely and whispered to each other as they passed by. She felt suffocated.
Madam Chen’s heart ached. She held Lin Yaoyao’s arm and firmly told her not to be afraid.
Lin Yaoyao made it through. Although she didn’t say a word when she went out this time, she bought things with Madam Chen and endured the strange looks of countless people.
There was a first time, a second and a third, and the nerves slowly faded…
Meanwhile, Su Sanlang’s family was also preparing for the apprenticeship banquet.
Soon, everyone in the village knew about this.
They would be lying if they said they weren’t jealous.
In the past few years, many people had been sending their children to school. If they couldn’t study for a year or two, they would give up.
There were also those who were stubborn. For example, Old Master Su. Su Qing, and Su Shun had studied for three to four years but had yet to get into the children’s school.
Initially, Old Master Su was prepared to give up. However, when he found out that Su Sanlang had cured the two fools and sent them to school, he asked Su Shun and Su Qing to continue studying. He said that even fools could study. How could they be inferior to fools?
However, the reality was that while Su Qing and Su Shun did not improve at all, Su Chong and Su Hua were actually acknowledging one of the top three as their master.
Now, everyone in the village knew this, every time they saw Old Master Su’s family, they would look at them strangely.
People also said that Su Sanlang would never invite their family to the banquet.
Old Master Su and Madam Wang were in an extremely bad mood. Under normal circumstances, they were honored guests. When Teacher Lin accepted Su Chong and Su Hua, he had to greet them.
On August 11th, some elders of the Su family arrived at Old Master Su’s house and collectively asked him to get Su Sanlang’s family back.
Old Master Su’s expression darkened. Did they think that he didn’t want to?
After the relatives left, Su Dalang and Su Erlang asked Old Master Su in a daze, “Dad, what should we do? Are we going to beg Su Sanlang?”
In their eyes, only Su Sanlang had ever come begging.
Su Sanlang should have returned gratefully if they let him come back.
Asking them to beg Su Sanlang was worse than dying.
Old Master Su thought the same.
Madam Wang had blisters in her mouth again. She cursed angrily, “The heavens are blind. How can they let such a heartless person be so lucky? I think that Teacher Lin is blind to have accepted two fools as his disciples. How can those fools compare to my Qing and Shun?”
“That’s right. Why is Third Brother’s family so lucky? Our family has been unlucky in recent years. He has taken all the good luck.”
Su Dalang said indignantly.
Old Master Su looked a little doubtful. The more he thought about it, the more uncomfortable he felt.
When Madam Li saw her parents-in-law, she immediately said, “Father, mother, I think something has been wrong since that wretched girl was born. She must have ruined our Feng Shui.”
Old Master Su’s face darkened. “When was she born?”
“I think it was around noon. Sister-in-law gave birth when I went to the toilet.”
Madam Li recalled. When Madam Zhao gave birth to Su Xiaolu, it was around noon. She didn’t have the time to care, so she didn’t care.
As soon as she heard that it was noon, Madam Wang cursed. “This damn girl, how can she be born at noon? Girls shouldn’t be born at noon. How can she be born at noon? She must have ruined our family’s Feng Shui and caused us to lose our luck. That heartless Su Sanlang doesn’t even acknowledge his parents.”
When Madam Wang said that, Su Dalang and Su Erlang hurriedly agreed.
Old Master Su let out a breath and said, “Make a paper figurine and write down her birth characters. Then quietly press it against a corner of her toilet.”
The family decided to agree.
This rag doll was made by Madam Li the next day.
She wrote down Su Xiaolu’s birth characters. Madam Wang used a few needles to prick the doll’s head and heart. Then, Su Dalang quietly did it.
On the night of August 12th, Su Dalang quietly arrived outside Su Sanlang’s courtyard and prepared to climb over the wall.
He quietly went to look for the toilet. He dug a small pit in the corner of the toilet and buried the doll in it. He even stepped on it hard with his foot.
When he was done, he felt the urge to pee. Thinking that this was the toilet, he went in and did it.
He was ready to pee, but he didn’t expect to find anyone in the toilet.
He’d just unbuckled his belt and slipped into it when he heard a voice. “Who are you?”
Su Dalang was so frightened that he shivered and let out a cry.
Zhou Heng could tell that this was not the voice of the Su family. He immediately picked up the wooden ladle in the feces bucket in the corner and smashed it.
He immediately screamed.
This woke up Su Sanlang’s family very quickly.
Hearing the sound of outsiders in the backyard, Su Sanlang immediately got up. Madam Zhao also got up to light the oil lamp.
Su Chong and Su Hua were faster.
When they came out and saw the dark figure in the backyard, the two brothers punched him.
Su Chong was strong, so his fists were like iron. He used his strength, and Su Dalang could not take the punches. He began to surrender and shout, “Don’t hit me, I’m your uncle.”
Su Sanlang and Madam Zhao were also here.
Su Chong, Su Hua, and Zhou Heng pressed Su Dalang to the ground.
Su Dalang felt extremely humiliated. Looking at Su Sanlang, he gritted his teeth and said, “Su Sanlang, this is how you educate children. Hurry up and let the little bastards release me.”
Su Sanlang was not stupid. He asked coldly, “There’s nothing wrong with my education. Instead, why did you come to my house in the middle of the night? What are you going to do?”
Zhou Heng said, “Third Uncle, I heard him digging in the courtyard just now. I don’t know what he did.”
At first, he thought it was Su Sanlang who was secretly burying money in the middle of the night, so he didn’t say anything. Later, when Su Dalang wanted to go to the toilet, he knew it wasn’t Su Sanlang when he saw his figure. That was why he asked first, scaring Su Dalang and then hitting him with a manure ladle.