Chapter 54: Buying Land and Building a House 1
“It’s a misunderstanding. We won’t steal anything. We’re from the same hometown. Why would we do that?”
Who would dare to steal things from Su Sanlang? Su Sanlang was rich now and everyone could not wait to build a good relationship with him. Who would be stupid enough to offend him?
He had voluntarily removed his family from the family tree for the sake of his wife and children. A man like that also got his wife to act as bait to catch a tiger. He was extraordinarily ruthless and decisive. He was definitely capable of murder.
Now, people didn’t even want to watch.
They chuckled and said a few kind words before going home.
In the end, only Old Master Su and his family were left. They were still indignant, but they did not dare to use violence.
“Sanlang, do you think you can settle down after fighting a tiger? In this world, you wouldn’t be able to settle if you didn’t have your family.”
Old Master Su looked at Su Sanlang and said coldly.
He was unwilling to admit that this son he despised could make his way, so he repeatedly suppressed him and made things difficult for him.
Old Master Su always wanted to bend Su Sanlang’s straight stubborn spine, but he did not know how tough Su Sanlang’s mind was.
“Whether or not I can settle down is my business. It has nothing to do with you. Whether I die or live, it has nothing to do with you.”
Su Sanlang was expressionless, his words emotionless and cold.
He was dedicated, and he saw the truth very clearly, although there were times when he deluded himself into holding out a little hope. If his parents had been a little softer, even if it was a pretense to deceive him for a moment, he would have believed it. But his parents had never even pretended, so they pushed Su Sanlang further and further away.
“Good, good. Then I’ll see what a blind, crippled man like you can do with those two fools.”
Old Master Su was furious again. He only had regrets now. A few days ago, he had let Su Sanlang leave the clan so easily. He should have beaten him a hundred times and let him die right then and there.
That way, Su Sanlang would not have killed a tiger and angered him so much.
“Let’s go. Why are you still standing there? Can’t you see that they aren’t welcoming us?”
Old Master Su turned around angrily and roared.
Madam Wang’s gaze was resentful and indignant. She kept looking at the side room and said angrily, “Are we going to let them off so easily??”
Old Master Su was fuming in his heart. He immediately pulled on Madam Wang and scolded, “You blind thing. If you hadn’t given birth to such an animal, I wouldn’t have to suffer like this…”
Madam Wang was already old, yet she still had to be beaten up in front of her descendants. Her face was burning with embarrassment. She immediately wailed, “Damn it, the heavens are blind. What’s the point of keeping such an unfilial son? Why don’t the heavens send lightning down to kill him?”
After Old Master Su left, Su Dalang and Su Erlang glared at Su Sanlang indignantly and spat before turning to leave.
Madam Li and Madam Zhou looked at Madam Zhao and left with complicated expressions.
They thought that Su Sanlang’s family would be miserable after leaving the family. If they left the village, they would never see them again for the rest of their lives. When the time came, they would just assume that they had died outside.
However, who knew that Su Sanlang would be so willing to go all out? He was probably going to buy land and build a house to stay behind. Perhaps his days would even get better and better. Just thinking about it made them angry.
After this incident, Madam Wang would definitely vent her anger on her two daughters-in-law.
Looking at Su Sanlang and Madam Zhao’s figures leaning against each other, at this moment, Madam Li and Madam Zhou felt their hearts ache. There were some things that they would always lose to Madam Zhao.
Seeing the Su family leave, Su Sanlang staggered to close the door. Madam Zhao leaned against Su Sanlang as if she was exhausted and said, “Sanlang…”
The words would not come. Tears fell first.
Su Sanlang gently patted Madam Zhao’s shoulder and said, “Alright, it’s all in the past.”
He had protected what was his.
Perhaps life would not be easy in the future, but as long as their family was together, they would not be afraid of any hardships.
At noon, a carriage arrived at Southern Mountain Village.
“Brother Su, where’s the tiger you killed? Quickly show us.”
As soon as Butler Sun got off the carriage, he hurriedly knocked on the door and shouted.
Butler Sun couldn’t stop smiling. He was right to have high expectations of Su Sanlang. He was really good at what he did. He hadn’t been selling wild animals for a few days, but it seems he was actually holding back his big move.
Fortunately, he had dealings with the Sun family, so the Sun residence was the first to get a piece of this big tiger.
When Su Sanlang heard the noise, he immediately asked Madam Zhao to help him to the door.
As soon as the door opened, Butler Sun’s smile froze. He could not smile looking at Su Sanlang’s injuries. “Brother Sanlang, you…”
Su Sanlang forced a smile and said, “From hunting the tiger. Let’s not talk about this. The tiger is in the house. Come on in.”
As Su Sanlang spoke, he and Madam Zhao stepped aside and led Butler Sun into the house.
Old Wu snorted coldly and returned to the main room with his hands behind his back.
Su Sanlang quickly thanked him. “Doctor Wu, thank you.”
Butler Sun entered the residence with eight other servants. This was his first time in Su Sanlang’s hometown. He thought this was his home, but when he saw Su Sanlang address the old man as Doctor Wu, Butler Sun immediately understood that this was not his home.
Butler Sun followed Su Sanlang into the side room and saw the big tiger. He also saw that Su Chong and Su Hua were both injured.
“Butler Sun, how much do you think this tiger is worth?”
Su Sanlang was as sincere as ever. He did not think that he was above others just because he killed a tiger.
Butler Sun squatted down and stroked the tiger. Its fur was smooth and he knew that it was a healthy tiger.
“Very good, Brother Su. This tiger is very good, and it’s very valuable. If you’re willing, our Sun family will buy it from you for five hundred taels. To tell you the truth, this tiger’s value can reach eight hundred or even a thousand taels or more in Furongzhou, but in Goathorn Town or the surrounding towns, it’s at most five hundred taels.”
Butler Sun stood up and spoke to Su Sanlang. Su Sanlang had always been genuine, and the Sun residence had always been kind and honest. He was just telling the truth.
Seeing that Su Sanlang’s family had suffered such serious injuries because of this tiger, it was normal for them to want to sell it for more. However, the Sun residence also had its own measure. They were kind, but they were not that kind. They couldn’t give thousands of taels of silver just because Su Sanlang’s family had almost died.
If he wanted more silver, he would have to take more risks for it.
Su Sanlang looked at Butler Sun. He smiled faintly and said, “Okay, five hundred taels. I’ll sell it to the Sun residence.”
Su Sanlang wasn’t stupid. Southern Mountain Village was hundreds of miles from Furongzhou. There were too many variables involved. Even if he wanted more money, he had to stay alive to use it.
Selling it to the Sun residence was the best choice. Moreover, the Sun residence did not let him suffer a loss.
Seeing that Su Sanlang did not even hesitate, Butler Sun thought that he was a real man. He quickly took out the banknotes from his money bag and gave them to Su Sanlang as he asked the servant to carry the tiger up the carriage.