Chapter 204: Family Rules And Ancestral Teachings
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The rules set up by Su Sanlang came out in mid-March.
Rule number one: As part of the Su family, as a husband, you have to care for and protect your wife. You cannot hit and scold your wife. You cannot cheat on your wife.
Rule number two: As part of the Su family, as a father, you have to be upright and fair. You have to care for every child.
Rule number three, As the son of the Su family, you have to respect your parents, protect your siblings, and be responsible as an elder sibling. You have to protect your younger siblings. As for your younger siblings, you have to respect your parents and your elder siblings.
Rule number four: As a daughter of the Su family, you have to respect your parents, protect your brothers and sisters, and marry and follow your husband. If your husband bullies or beats you, you can divorce him and return home to marry someone else. If you don’t marry, you will live your life in the family and be buried in the Su family’s ancestral grave after death.
Rule number five: If you are a husband, a father, a son, or a daughter who fails to fulfill the family rules, you can cut off your robe and sever your ties with the family. If you harm your brothers, sisters, and parents for your own benefit, you can be expelled. I hope our descendants will remember them for the rest of their lives.
After Su Sanlang told everyone the family rules, he asked Su Chong and Su Hua seriously, “Chong, Hua, can you do what I said?”
Especially the last one. He was doing it for his daughters.
Su Xiaoling and Su Xiaolu were his favorites. He was afraid that they would suffer in the future without anyone to protect them.
In his eyes, the two daughters were not goods. They were also the flesh and blood of his wife’s hard work. He hoped they would always have someone to rely on.
Su Chong and Su Hua looked at Su Sanlang and Madam Zhao seriously and said in unison, “Father, Mother, we can do it. We will follow the family rules and ancestral teachings and pass them on. Not only will we do it, but our descendants will also do it.”
They were siblings to begin with. They had grown up together and suffered together. They were supposed to protect and help each other for the rest of their lives.
“Don’t you boys ever want to have multiple wives?”
Gui You couldn’t help but interrupt. He looked at Su Chong and said with interest, “Su Chong, when you master it, with your handsome face, you’ll be able to charm countless women. Is it enough to only marry one?”
The Su family was not short of money now. Su Chong and Su Hua could marry many women.
Su Sanlang’s rules seemed a little harsh.
Su Chong replied seriously, “One ladle is enough for 3,000 people. As for the rest, it has nothing to do with me. It’s enough to have one person accompany me for the rest of my life. I have only one heart, and it can only be shared with one person.”
One was enough.
Su Hua smiled and echoed, “Me too.”
It was enough for one person to know and love. In a world of two people, there was no room for a third to interfere. A person’s heart was actually very small. If one really used it to love, one could not fit anyone else.
The two brothers looked at each other and smiled. They were not envious of having multiple wives. What they wanted was to be like their parents. Love was in the details of the years.
Not spectacular, only fine and silent.
Zhou Heng’s eyes flashed. He lowered his eyes. Could a person’s heart only be shared with one person?
Su Xiaoling was also deep in thought. She looked at her eldest brother and second brother. She was already fourteen years old and would be leaving home in a few years. If only she could meet men like her father and brothers. No matter how difficult life was, they could protect her.
Su Xiaolu thought that if her brothers followed the family rules, they would have fewer things to do in the future.
Only one wife. After the two of them were connected, the inner residence was stable. The last rule of the family was clearly for her and Su Xiaoling. Su Xiaolu was also touched.
This family really made her feel extremely warm. No matter how far she walked in the future, she would come home. Home had already become a worry and longing in her heart that she could not part with.
“Then I’ll have to watch carefully.”
Gui You said with a smile. The hot-blooded youths were still ignorant. How could they know the difficulties of the mortal world?
“Master Gui You, are you married?”
Su Xiaolu suddenly asked.
She looked at Gui You with curiosity. That old man, her master, had social phobia + phobia of women. She knew without asking that he was unmarried.
Gui You was skilled in martial arts. He was not handsome, but he was still good-looking. She wondered if he had married.
When Su Xiaolu asked, everyone looked at Gui You.
Gui You’s expression changed, and he casually broke off a grain of sand from the wall.
Su Xiaolu covered her head.
Gui You snorted coldly. “Don’t ask too much about adult matters, little girl. Today’s training will be doubled!”
Su Xiaolu immediately withered.
She obediently went to practice.
Su Chong and Su Hua could not help but laugh secretly.
As the prefecture examination was in April, Su Chong and Su Hua’s studies were also heavy.
On the way to town in the morning and on the way back, they discussed school work.
One day at a time. April was fast approaching.
It was getting hot.
The prefecture examination was from April 17 to April 21 for four days.
They had to go to Anping County on the sixteenth of April.
With Su Xiaolu accompanying them this time, Su Sanlang and Madam Zhao seemed to be more relieved.
Su Xiaolu was wearing a simple dress and her hair was tied up like a boy.
She carried the medical kit and needle bag and followed Su Chong, Su Hua, and Zhou Heng closely.
Lin Pingsheng had sixteen students who had passed the county examination. This time, they were going to the prefecture examination together.
Other than Teacher Lin, there were also a few teachers from Goathorn Town who went with dozens of students.
There were quite a few people, and it was very lively when everyone walked together. Teacher Lin hired an ox cart to let the students put their belongings in.
After walking for a few hours, many students were too tired to walk until noon. Everyone rested in a forest and ate dry rations and drank water.
Many students were coughing. They were so tired that their faces were pale. Su Xiaolu looked around and sighed in her heart.
She looked at her brother and smiled. Her brother was the best. Even when he was studying, he helped with the farm work. His body was excellent.
She sat down and ate with her brothers.
“Someone fainted. Call the teacher.”
Not far away, there was suddenly a commotion, causing everyone to look over.
“You guys eat first. I’ll go over and see what’s going on.”
Su Chong was energetic, and most scholars were weak. It was different for him as he practiced martial arts. They were all students, and because it was not easy, it was easy for them to empathize with each other.
Su Chong stood up and went over.
Su Xiaolu bit her pancake and stood up. “I’m a doctor. I’ll go over and see if I can help.”
A student fainted. As a doctor, she naturally hurried over to take a look.
“Liu Zijin has been sick since he came back from the county examination. He’s still sick after more than a month. Even if he goes to Anping County, he won’t be able to withstand the examination.”
Among the surrounding students, one of them sighed and said. They couldn’t even withstand traveling now. When they reached the examination hall, they would have to take the examination for a few days, let alone endure it.