Wednesday, 15 February 2017

GEWW 25

Chapter 25 -Yun Luofeng was press down.
 Translated by Maggie    Edited by Marci
“Master, there’s someone following behind us.”
On the street, Yun Luofeng was just going toward the General Manor’s direction when suddenly a soft, creeping voice from her soul spread straight into her mind……
“It’s that woman, Mu Wushuang’s henchmen.”
Xiao Mo explained yet again.
Yun Luofeng slightly frowned; her agile body stealthily dashed into a lane at the side. And then, she saw a few silhouettes quickly dashing toward the street where she had just stood.
As they walked, they searched for something in the crowd.

“Seems like I should raise my strength as soon as possible.”
Yun Luofeng lightly wrinkled her brows, eyes flashing with determination.
On this mainland, only one’s fist is the real justification. When the fist is strong, even the emperor has to listen to your orders!
“Alright, they’re gone. I should return now.”
When she saw those silhouettes completely disappearing from the street, Yun Luofeng clapped her hands and walked forward. Just when she was about to walk out of the lane, a black shadow jumped out from over the wall. Yun Luofeng was caught off guard, so with a boom, it crashed right on top her.
By chance, when that black shadow dropped down, his face was right in front of Yun Luofeng’s. Then logically , his lips pressed against the young girl’s lips.
Similarly, his body also pressed the young girl down to the ground. Two bodies were close together. This position could easily make people’s imaginations run wild.
Yun Luofeng slightly squinted her eyes; a dangerous glint flashed from her pupil.
“Scram!”
The guy had no reaction whatsoever and still pressed the young girl down on the ground. At this moment, the young girl could feel the other person’s weak breaths.
BANG!
Seeing that guy still relentlessly pressed down on her, Yun Luofeng’s gaze grew increasingly more threatening. She raised her hands and used force to push the guy away. Under her strength, the guy’s head couldn’t help but hit against the wall. He weakly cried out.
At the same time, the man’s mask fell off……
Even if Yun Luofeng had seen countless beautiful people, she was utterly surprised when she saw his face. He didn’t possess Gao Ling’s cool handsome appearance or like Yun Qingya’s stunning elegance, not even Gao Shaochen’s warm like jade mien.
However, he was completely flawless. If this man’s appearance was brought out to public, it will cause an uproar with countless screaming women left in his wake.
Such sharp eyebrows, he possessed a heroic face with completely perfect facial features as if  they were meticulously carved out. Especially his figure, his opened up black robe revealed those eight pack abs. Any woman who saw this couldn’t help but drool.
His lips carried a tint of red, looking really soft. At the moment his lips were pursed, indicating that he felt immense pain.

“Master, his body constitution is of the spiritual entity!”
Inside the God’s code space, Xiao Mo became excited. He had forgotten that his owner was just molested by this guy.
“Quickly take him back with you. He will be of use to you.”
“Spiritual entity?” Yun Luofeng frowned. She looked at the unconscious man and asked: “What kind of system is that?”
“Master, didn’t I tell you? Your constitution is an empty spiritual body, so your body is really weak, which causes non stop bleeding during cultivation! Only with my special method can you cultivate! This spiritual entity and your body are similar. Only his body can’t cultivate before age of 10. After 10 years old, his strength will be speedily grow.”
Normally, in Long Xiao Mainland, sorcerers start practicing from a young age.  This spiritual entity is different; he has no way of cultivating before the age of 10.
Once past 10 years old, he will cultivate incredibly fast.
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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

VGAFH 27 part1

27 Helpless hunter part 1

     Not long later, they caught a lot.

     When Lian Fang Zhou looked up on the bank, she grinned and called Lian Ze: "Oh, it 's enough, enough! Anymore then we can't carry it. Let's come again tomorrow. And catch some more again!"

     Lian Ze thought about it, this forest still have plenty more mushrooms inside! Moreover, they didn't go elsewhere to explore. So when they look around, there will definitely be more mushrooms ... ... So, certainly need to come again.

     This time didn't need Lian Fang Zhou talk,. Lian Ze was no longer reluctant to come.

People tend to be afraid of the unknown. But once they witnessed, they will then know it's not like that. Lian Ze's mood at this time is just like that.

    "Sister, there's wild banana over there. I'll pick some leaves to these shrimp wrap!" Lian Ze pointed above the stream.

    Lian Fang Zhou followed where he pointed, it really has a cluster of four or five wild banana tree not far from in front, growing tall and small. But not too high, looks about two meters. Then said: "Then you quickly go. I'll pack up these shrimp!"

    For a moment, Lian Ze pluck the banana leaves. The two then wrapped up the green shrimp they caught. Lian Fang Zhou weighed, look like about two or three jin. Then grinned: "Unfortunately, if only we had a bucket, then it'll be great!"

    This far, it is clearly impossible.

    But the her now, have no qualification to be picky about living shrimp and dead shrimp. What's more, these mountain of wild shrimps, since it was brought from this far away, the taste should be good, right?

    "Bucket? How can we do that! So bulky!" Lian Ze was surprise and said with eyes wide open. He was shocked by what his sister said!

    Lian Fang Zhou froze. Only then remembered this era doesn't have light plastic buckets. At home were wooden barrels, aren't they so bulky!

Imagine carrying a wooden barrel going all this way. She could'nt stop herself from laughing. Laughed: "It's sister being muddled head! Look at what I'm saying"

    Lian Ze also laughed, at same time also relieved. Scratching his head, he grinned: "Sister scared me for a moment!"

    At this time, the sun just pass after noon. From the time, Sun Zhang Xing said when he come back is still a long time away. On the way here, he said not far in the east, there were a wild date forest, bear a lot of fruit. Near the north edge of date forest were yam vine. They can pick some dates and dig some yam to roast with fire to eat.

    The two took a break for a while, then went according to the direction Sun Zhang Xing pointed to.

    Sure enough, that wild date forest has around twenty to thirty trees of various size. Some still small, did not fruition. Those that bear fruit, the fruit completely encrusted on branches. A mass of dark red dates covered the whole trees.

    When they just arrived the forest edge, they smell a hint of fresh date fragance blowing by.

    "So many dates!" Lian Ze was joyful, busily pluck several of those big and red ones. And then ran over to hand over to Lian Fang Zhou. Raised a smile: "Sister!"

    Lian Fang Zhou smiled as she took them. Casually wiped it, then took a bite. Once enter mouth was crisp, sweet and juicy. She nodded her head toward him, smiled: "The taste is really good too!

"Let's pick some to bring back! Qing er and Che er will love them as well!" Lian Ze grinned as he said. No matter what kind of good thing, he never forget those two little ones.

    Naturally Lian Fang Zhou has no comments. Just smiled and said: "Today, take a bit less. Tomorrow we'll need to come anyway!"

    Lian Ze was stunned: "Tomorrow still come?"

    "Of course!" Lian Fang Zhou nodded without hesitation, said: "Since we already know the way. Tomorrow it's fine to come by ourselves. Don't need come this early. Pick mushrooms and then we can go back! Take advantage of these days good weather, and gather a lot of mushrooms, bring back home to sun-dry. Not only can we leave some to make some dishes for ourselves to eat, and also sell some for some money to help some family expenses!"

    The ten liang silver from dissolving engagement couldn't be help but be spent ah. Repairing the roof has already used up some. And the things need to buy are plentiful!

    "What Sister said is right!" Lian Ze nodded.

    This date tree full of fruit, so the weight cause the branches to be heavy. The siblings picked them to eat while talking. And soon they didn't feel hungry.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

VGAFH 25 & 26

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CHAPTER 25 + 26
translate  by Maggie edited  by Marci

25. Chapters 25 Opportunity gotten by sacrifice


   Mrs Miao secretly speculated that this scoop of rice should be at least four jin(or 4x500g) or it could have also been five jin(2.5kg). Mixed with vegetables, sweet potatoes and the like, it’s enough for the couple to eat for the next two weeks.

   Only leading the way, and you can get this much rice. Only a fool wouldn't do it.

   "How about this," Mrs Miao thought for a bit: "Tomorrow, I will make a trip to your uncle and aunt's home with the both of you in order to let them know. After all, it's such a long trip, and you’ll be heading into a large forest. It’s better to let the adults at home know.

   Lian Fang Zhou and Lian Ze looked at each other. Neither of them thought that Mrs Miao would say that.

   They knew Mrs Miao's intention about greeting the adults to obtain consent. In case anything happened, they can explain everything clearly.

   Lian Fang Zhou could understand Mrs Miao's misgivings.

   However, this was uncle and aunt; needing to give greeting to that couple, this -

   Lian Fang Zhou didn’t know what to say.

  It must be mentioned that although the siblings and the couple are not on friendly terms with each other as Lian Li and Mrs Qiao bully them fiercely, outsiders don't catch a wind of it. This is because after all, their quarrels never broke out into public.

But even so, the fact is Lian Li and Mrs Qiao can’t be considered as their elders - at least the siblings don't treat them as elders.

   If they had the appearance of elders, then when the Hua Family came several times to bully them, they would have stood up to protect them  or at least said a single fair word.

   To have these kinds of people, that happen to be their "elders" in the eyes of outsiders,  make decisions for them? Lian Fang Zhou could only snort in her heart.

   Lian Ze became anxious, just when he was about to speak, Lian Fang Zhou  lightly pulled his sleeve. She nodded and smiled as she said, "Great, then Aunt Sun tomorrow call on me, and we'll go to my aunt's to let them know."

   Lian Fang Zhou had readily agreed.

   "OK, then now it's settled!" Mrs Miao felt slightly relieved, and also candidly smiled as she nodded.

   Sun Zhang Xing then said, "You really did come at a good time. The day after tomorrow, if the weather is good, I was planning to go on a trip to forest!"

   "Really? That's really great! Our luck isn't bad!" Lian Fang Zhou's eyes lit up as she spoke.

   "Haha, who says it isn't!" Sun Zhang Xing also started laughing.

Seeing that matters have been discussed, Lian Fang Zhou and Lian Ze took their leave.
Lian Fang Zhou left the rice behind with reluctance.

   Mrs Miao was joyful at first, followed by a little hesitation and said, "This - not right, your aunt, we don't know if she will agree or not to let you go ... ..."

   "How would she not agree!" Lian Fang Zhou smiled, using a carefree tone and said, "Uncle Sun isn't an untrustworthy person, and us siblings are not without sense, so how could aunt disagree!" "

   Lian Fang Zhou without any explanation, gently rested the melon scoop on the table, saying "Put it here for now!"

   "Haha, then ... ... Haha!" Mrs Miao rubbed her hands; her words of refusal were pushed back into her throat, as she became a bit speechless.

   Lian Fang Zhou also did not give her the opportunity. She smiled as she took her leave, pulling Lian Ze along.

   "Sister." On the road, Lian Ze worriedly asked, "Would Aunt really agree? She treats us -"

   Lian Fang Zhou thought about it thoroughly, and coldly said, "That is why she'll agree, Hmph, possibly in her heart she’ll wish something will happen to us in the middle of it!"

   Lian Ze's chest tightened, his face changing a bit. His eyes looking at Lian Fang Zhou expressed his emotions quite clearly, what if -

   "Don't worry," Lian Fang Zhou faintly smiled toward him, saying "We will definitely come back perfectly fine!"

He did not know why, but when Lian Ze heard her  tone filled with certainty and saw her faint mood, his heart settled down.

   "I believe in my sister," he said softly.

   Just like Lian Fang Zhou expected, the next day she and Mrs Miao knocked on the door of Lian Li’s home. She pleasantly smiled as she talked about this matter to Mrs Qiao. Mrs Qiao was surprised for a moment, and then gently harrumphed. With neither a salty nor bland tone, she replied, "Where you go to is your own business. Do as you like. Everything is fine and you come and ask me for what? "

   Mrs Miao wanted to say something, but Lian Fang Zhou already interjected, "Since Aunt said this then we don't have worry.Rest assured! Aunt Sun, let's go!"

   Mrs Miao froze; then she suddenly thought of some rumors she occasionally heard, and coupled with the lack of sleep she had after they so happily accepted the rice last night, she half-heartedly let Lian Fang Zhou pull her away.

   Anyway she has greeted the elders of the Lian Family!

   Mrs Miao thought in her heart.

   Because the next day they had to walk along such a long mountain road, that day Lian Fang Zhou and Lian Ze didn't go anywhere and stayed at home to rest. Lian Zhou also instructed Lian Che and Lian Fang Qing how they should be at home.
     The next day, when it was still not bright outside, Lian Fang Zhou and Lian Ze had already gotten up.

   After opening the door, the morning cold chill blew in, seeping into their bone marrow. They hastily started the fire, ate something, and took the sacks they prepared last night for the outing.

Yesterday Lian Fang Zhou asked Sun Zhang Xing, what kind of things did they need to bring, such as dry food, water and the like?

   Sun Zhang Xing unrestrainedly waved his hand, answering "No need! The mountains have the cleanest spring water. And during this season, there's a lot of wild fruit; mountain herbs aren't scarce. What need is there to carry dry food?"

   Even with that being said, Lian Fang Zhou still felt afraid that, since it’s the first time the siblings are going unlike Sun Zhang Xing, not eating something to suppress the hunger, might inhibit them from carrying on.

   Coupled with the fact that the two of them weren't familiar with Mount Xian Teng and still needed to ask Sun Zhang Xing a lot, in order to prevent his impatience, they gotta bribe is that not right?

   There is a way to make people’s mouth soft by eating. Lian Fang Zhou doesn't believe that after eating their family's food, he won't answer their questions.

   As a result, she gritted her teeth and made five boiled eggs, and used bamboo leaves to wrap three rice dumplings up. She left two eggs for Lian Fang Qing and Lian Che. Then she carefully packed the remaining three and the rest of the rice dumplings in a clean cloth.

   Before going out of the house, Lian Fang Zhou gently woke up Lian Che and Lian Fang Qing and said a few words. Afterwards,  she went out together with Lian Ze.

   These two children were lovable. Even with half-squinting sleepy eyes, they still knew to say "sister and second brother come back early."

At the east, the white color of fish belly have yet to appear; the dark blue sky was so blue that it was exceptionally clear, with a clean desertedness stars that seemed to be suspended in the ice.

    In the sky, one star looked particularly bright. That was the morning star.

    The siblings used the weak starlight to go to the village entrance where Sun Zhang Xing's home was located. From afar they could see his house with a dim light shining within the hut.

    "Uncle Sun!" Lian Fang Zhou and Lian Ze happily greeted him as they stepped forward.

    "Oh, you have come!" Sun Zhang Xing laughed with a 'haha' and gave them a nod, saying "I was just talking about it, and you came! Let's go. We'll set off!"

26.Mount Xian Teng

 "En," Lian Fang Zhou and Lian Ze smiled as they agreed. The two, sister and brother, felt the excitement and curiosity of exploring new things, as well as, joy in their hearts.

   "Be careful on the road! And come back early!" Mrs Miao waved at them.

  Sun Zhang Xing turned back and said. "En, I know! You go back now! The day’s still early; go back to sleep!"

   Mrs Miao did not respond to his words and yelled, "Take care of Fang Zhou and her brother!"

   "I know. Don't worry," Sun Zhang Xing said.

   After they walked far away and reached a bend, Lian Fang Zhou subconsciously looked back, and could faintly see Mrs Miao still standing there, looking over in their direction. In the cool night, she looked so lonely and frail.  
   Lian Fang Zhou's heart felt a little bit pained. She couldn't help but think about how all year round, there are many days that Uncle Sun goes hunting and how Aunt Sun's share of waiting in torment also isn't little.

   In the end, it’s because of being too poor, ah!

   Sun Zhang Xing was very familiar with the mountain road, but he still hasn't entered the mountains. There was a large number of people on this road, what's more is that it’s also flat and not difficult to walk on. Therefore, it is not difficult for Lian FangZhou and Lian Ze to keep up with him.

Sun Zhang Xing is also a kind-hearted person. Because he felt that his own family received so much rice, not taking care of them, could not be justified. So he was very patient from time to time reminding them of their steps on the road and did not once go as he liked.

   Gradually dawn arrived, and the morning star hanging high above the sky gradually faded. At the East appeared the white fishbelly. The road beneath their feet can already be seen clearly, and so the three sped up their pace.

   After walking for about half an hour later, Sun Zhang Xing turned around and smiled. "Let's take a break here. In a while we won't get to rest. There's still two more ridges too! If you’re tired, just  say it and we'll stop to take a break. Traveling through the mountain road needs one burst of energy. If we rest the legs they'll become soft, then it will only be more and more harder to walk!

   Both Lian Fang Zhou and Lian Ze nodded, smiling as they said alright and gave their thanks again.

   Sun Zhang Xing pointed to the side said, "Down that the slope, there's a spring. If you're thirsty, you can go drink a few mouthfuls of it!

   Lian Fang Zhou then laughed. "I was going to ask Uncle Sun if there’s any place I could get a drink around here!" Then she stood up.

   Lian Ze also said he wanted to go, so the siblings went over together.

   After resting more than a few minutes, the three continued travelling.

   The sky was getting brighter, and thin faint rays appeared at the east sky. It is expected that it won't be long until the sun comes out.

At this moment, without having to concentrate on her foothold on the road, Lian Fang Zhou took the opportunity to ask Sun Zhang Xing various things about Mount Xian Teng.

   Originally, she was worried that Sun Zhang Xing wouldn’t be willing to tell her anything. Who knew that he was a talkative person. It just happened to be a good way to pass time on the road, so he endlessly chatted with the siblings.

   The two siblings from time to time asked questions, which made Sun Zhang Xing more and more interested in them. In the end, the three of them did not feel tired as they travelled.

   After about an hour, they finally reached the foot of mount Xian Teng.
   In fact, when they gradually got closer to Mount Xian Teng, both sides of the forest seemed to be a lot taller; vegetation also seemed to be more lush. On both sides of the mountain, the forest obviously didn't look the same as the ones they previously saw. They were more towering, tall and broad.

   "I have to go into the woods to see if my luck is good and if i can hunt some good stuff! You two don't go too far. If you lose your way, then you're in trouble! In case you can not find the way back, remember to go find streams in the mountain and follow the direction of flow to leave the forest! When entering the mountain, it’s best to follow along the stream, well like that one right there. Doing it this way will be better! Around shen hour(3-5pm), let's meet up here, and we can head back together. You better not be late!"

   Sun Zhang Xing solemnly said.


   Lian Fang Zhou and Lian Ze quickly agreed. Lian Fang Zhou smiled and took out the egg and rice dumpling, handing them to Sun Zhang Xing. "We brought some food, just a little bit of our gratitude. Uncle Sun we hope you won't refuse!"

Sun Zhang Xing originally wanted to decline, but hearing Lian Fang Zhou say this, declining would be a bit too hypocritical. He generously accepted and smiled. "Thank you. Thank you both! Well, I have to go first! This is the time to hunt, and time flies. In the twinkling of an eye, one day will be over! "

   The siblings bid him farewell.

   "Come on. Let's eat something, then we’ll go after a while!" Lian Fang Zhou said.

   "En!" Lian Ze nodded. The two sat down as they ate the eggs and rice dumplings. They rolled up leaves to scoop the nearby mountain spring water to drink.

   "Sister, do you think we can find mushrooms?" Lian Ze looked up and observed the gloomy big forest that looked as if it could open its mouth, waiting for people to send themselves in. His heart thumped like drums.

   "Let's try it first! Since we came, we can't go back empty handed ah!" Lian Fang Zhou laughed.

   Lian Ze also grinned and nodded. His heart was originally thumping, but since Sister wasn't afraid, and since he is a man, what is there to be afraid of?

   When they had eaten, they sat down again in the time it takes to make tea. Then, according to what Sun Zhang Xing said, they walked along the direction of the stream into the forest.

   They just needed to remember the location of the stream, so going a little further from the riverside also isn't a problem.

The two walked into the forest, reaching the tall trees which are rushing toward the sky. Below the trees that had lush vines climbing and wrapping around their trunks, the area was filled with a variety of short grass and shrubs, lots of whose names aren't really known.. It looked pretty, but walking through the vegetation was difficult.

   Perhaps since normally no one came to this place, the mushrooms were plentiful. Because numerous trees fell down and a  long period of time had passed with no one to deal with those fallen trees, they began to decay, covered with moss and wrapped with vines.

   And these kinds of rotten wood are the best place for mushroom to grow.

   The siblings were extremely delighted.

   "Sis, can these be picked?" Although Lian Ze was filled with excitement until his eyes shone, he did not forget to ask Lian Fang Zhou first.

   Lian Fang Zhou could not help but be secretly delighted in her heart. First, she took a good look and then pointed out to him how to pick them.

   This forest did not only have mushrooms, but it held various types of mushrooms . Just with a glance, she could see that there's ectomycorrhizal, Morchella, wild shiitake, wild jelly ear, and Russula. Lian Fang Zhou also found some Tremella fuciformis and Boletus edulis. It made her overjoyed. She carefully harvested them.

   This place has an abundance of mushrooms, so in less than an hour, the two Lian siblings already filled the four sacks they brought with them.

   They tied the sacks tightly and picked up an appropriate branch from the forest to use as the pole. Each carried two sacks out of the woods. They came to the place where they separated from Sun Zhang Xing and set the sacks down on the grass.

Fortunately, the mushrooms weren't heavy, but they could not be squeezed to minimize the space they took up. Although the sacks were loaded to the top, in fact they weren't heavy.

   The two took a break for a while. Seeing that the day was still early, Lian Ze said that he wanted to go to the stream to see if there are any fish. Lian Fang Zhou went with him.

   This terrain was more leveled, so the stream of water was also more gentle. The width of stream was two meters or so.  They can see through the crystal clear water, and at the bottom were large chunks of dark stones.

   The edge of the stream was full of coin-size wild chrysanthemum. A touch of purplish blue petals wrapped the golden stamens. At first glance, it grew along the river to no end, dazzling people's eyes. 

   Perhaps because it was daytime, the stream was too clear. It has fishes, but the thin small fish were the size of pinky finger or a chopstick. Schools of fish swam here and there, but there were no big fish.

   However, under the large stones, there are thumb-sized freshwater shrimp.

   They carefully removed the stones. Then saw hard-shelled, almost transparent shrimp waving their long pair of claws. With their thumb and index finger, they pinched the backs of the shrimp, gently holding them and pulling them out of the water. The pair of slender pliers waved around as their bodies struggled.

   "Sister, such big shrimp and also this many. Really rare!" Lian Ze excitedly laughed. "We can catch more to bring back!"

   "Good! Tonight we’ll have something good to eat again!" Lian Fang Zhou is also delighted.

The river next to the village also has shrimp, but no big shrimp like these. Just small ones about an inch long. Its body was the size of a green bean or a soya bean. Those kinds of shrimp can be caught only using a special net. The locals called them "shrimp twist.". This is because there’s no way of catching them, not because they can't catch enough. Then people would get exhausted after fishing for half-day and would still not be able to catch enough for a break.

       Both sister and brother were overjoyed to catch such big freshwater shrimp. Each shrimp that came from under the stones were thrown to the shore. The feeling of watching them jump under the sun was incomparable.


Sorry for the delayed release! Will try get another one done tomorrow as an apology!

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

GEWW 24


24. Chapter 24 The excited Old Rong

    However.

   Just when the blue robed man walked by the wall filled with papers of questions, he suddenly stopped his steps.

    His pair of eyes stared wide open, trembling as he reached out his hand to take one piece of paper.

    "There's actually someone who answered the Man Luo poison? No way, I have to hurry up and find Old Rong. Only Old Rong knows if  the answer is true or fake."

    At the moment, the blue robed man could not to accommodate Gao Shao Chen; he hastily ran to the Medical Pavilion's inner hall.

    Inside the inner hall.

    Old Rong, whom Shopkeeper Lin said wasn't here, was slowly, without care, sipping the tea in his hands. His old face was covered with anxiety, while in front of him stood a middle-aged man.
Compared to the old man's anxiety, this middle-aged man's face was extremely respectful.

    "Still no one has yet written out the detoxification method for Man Luo poison?"

Old Rong placed the cup in his hand down, gently sighing.

   "Old Rong," the middle-aged man pondered for a moment and replied, "Even the most powerful physicians of our Medical Pavilion have no idea. I’m afraid that other people also do not understand the detoxification method for the Man Luo flower's poison.

   Old Rong bitterly laughed, "I just want to try. If nobody could answer it, I do not blame you. It's just that I overestimated the physicians in Long Yuan."

   When this was said, a burst of hurried footsteps resounded outside the door, and then the room’s door was suddenly pushed open.

   The middle-aged man frowned and coldly looked at the blue robed man who pushed the door to  enter: "Lin Xiao, Old Rong and I are discussing things, who allowed you to disturb us? Still not hurrying to leave."

   Lin Xiao was completely startled and anxiously went down to his knees. "Lord Murong, your subordinate saw that someone has filled out the way to detoxify Man Luo flower's poison. This is why I hurriedly came to report. Asking Lord to forgive my crime."

   Swoosh!

   This time without waiting for the middle-aged man to open his mouth, Old Rong who was initially sitting and sipping tea suddenly stood up; His breath had quickened a bit.

   "What did you just say? Did someone really write the way of detoxifying the Man Luo flower? Quick! Quickly give that piece of paper to me!"
"Yes, Old Rong."

   Lin Xiao respectfully placed the paper in his hand, and his heart became excited along with Old Rong's movements.

   Old Rong held his breath, the hand holding the paper trembled: "That's right, this is the Man Luo flower detoxification method! Our previous research methods and the one she wrote is only one step different. No wonder we all failed, we just missed one step. It can't do, I have to meet this mysterious person. Lin Xiao, you will immediately find out the physician who answered this question! She is very important to our Medical Pavilion! "

   "As you command!" Lin Xiao again cupped his hands into fist and stood up from the ground. Just when he was about to leave, he suddenly remembered something and asked, "That's right, Old Rong, that Mu prime minister manor's Mu Wu Shuang came again to see you. I do not know if Old Rong ... ... "

   Not waiting for Lin Xiao to continue speaking, Old Rong interrupted him with impatient frown.

   "Is she the one who answered this question? If not, make her scram!"

   "Yes."

   Lin Xiao's mouth twitched a bit, but still respectfully replied.

   He understands, that right now there's nothing more important to Old Rong than the matter of detoxification of the Man Luo poison.

   Yun Luo Feng never thought that because she left a few scribbles on a whim, this would cause a great sensation in the Medical Pavilion! And that this also led to the Medical Pavilion to collectively move out in order to find her ... ...

    If she knew that it would lead to such consequences earlier, she absolutely would not have left these few scribbles.


Friday, 27 January 2017

VGAFH 24

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR
Regular chapter

Hunters - the Sun family
Translated by Maggie   Edited by Simple

Lian Ze raised his head, "Sister, do we really need to go?"

Lian Fang Zhou nodded and smiled. "Rest assured! Hunter Sun went so many times, didn't he come back completely fine? Where can we go, where we can not go, how far in that forest we can go, he definitely knows it inside out! By following him, there will be no problems! "

Lian Ze saw that he couldn't persuade her and only muffled out a, "Oh.”

Lian Fang Zhou looked around and found that except for the forest, the only thing in sight was a wasteland of many long shrubs and weeds. it is a very suitable environment for reclamation and farming.

Lian Fang Zhou could not help but look with envy. In the end, this is the ancient era; ah, if it was modern times, don't mention being a wasteland, she was afraid the woodland would be reclaimed.

"So much wasteland, but unfortunately we don't enough strength. It would be good if we can reclaim the land! We can grow a lot of things!" Lian Fang Zhou could not help but sigh.

"Sister," Lian Ze looked at her and smiled. "How can it be so easy! Reclamation of a wasteland needs to have proof or a certificate, it needs measurements, the value needs to be estimated, and then we have to pay for it. After that, we need to go to the county head to put it on record, get the land lease and then it'll count!"

"We also need money!" Lian Fang Zhou now understood, no wonder no one had done reclamation!

"How much money is one mu?" She quickly asked.

"This I don't know." Lian Ze shook his head and said, "no matter how much it is, right now we can't reclaim it anyway!"

"You're right!" Lian Fang Zhou laughed; "so we wait until we can afford and then we'll try. It's just mountains, not a fertile land, I expect it won't go anywhere!"

Spend some money to get the land in hand, that is a good thing ... ...

"Even so, it depends if it worth it or not," Lian Ze said. "This wasteland after reclamation, every year we have to pay taxes! It seems to be 300wen per an acre of land."

"... ..." so in the ancient era, there's also a tax for so many things! If there were agricultural loans, that would be good!

The four of them were busy for half a day, then they finally dug out all the sweet potatoes. Lian Ze and Lian Fang Zhou loaded them into baskets and each picked up half a big basket. Lian Fang Qing and Lian Che also each got a bamboo basket, each of them carried a basket.

Four individuals moved like ants, they went back and forth three times. With great difficulty, they transported these sweet potatoes back home.

Previously it was straightforwardly stacked in the corner of the room, but now Lian Fang Zhou let it all pile up in the attic.

the attic was dry, so the sweet potatoes wouldn't rot, and they can be better preserved. And what's more, the water contained in the sweet potato will slowly evaporate even more; this way sugar content will increase and when it is eaten it'll be even sweeter.

In fact, there's a lot of ways to eat sweet potatoes. Besides making sweet potato porridge, they can bake it at the stove side and they can cook a sweet potato sweet soup. When the skin is removed, it can be cut into thin slices,  placed into a batter and be deep fried. They can also make dry sweet potato shreds, steam them and cut into pieces and spread it out in the sun to dry for dried sweet potato. If ground into a powder, it can also be also made into a variety of flavored desserts; they can also be beaten into a paste and be used to make a sweet potato flour....

However, looking at the economic state of the present Lian Family, that cooking method was something Lian Fang Zhou can only dream about.

Sweet potato flour, sweet potato desserts, boiled sweet soup, it all seems so distant. There is also the sugar needed, plus all the oil it would take to deep fry, Lian Ze would eat her instead!

The only methods that could be given some thoughts about are, to make some sweet potatoes into shreds or sun-dried sweet potatoes.

With just these, she can't make a lot, because after all with this method of cooking, the taste may be better, but it basically only counts as snacks. It can't fill the stomach, ah! And they need these sweet potatoes to fill stomachs for now!

So they can only have some good meals occasionally and  leave some for the Chinese New Years to eat.

After finishing dinner early, Lian Fang Zhou forced Lian Ze to go with her to Sun Zhang Xing's home, to ask about the Mount Xian Teng matter.

Sun Zhang Xing's family are outsiders, so they don't have any fields, only two or three meager acres of land; they're even poorer than the Lian Family. They lived in a thatched shed, so you can imagine the situation at home.

But what made Lian Fang Zhou admire most, is that the Sun Zhang Xing couple gritted their teeth as they stopped spending money on clothes and food to let their only son, who is 13-years-old, Sun Ming be sent to the county's school to study. She heard that his results aren't bad and is expected to be one of the five in the school to pass and become a scholar.

It is also because the couple needs to pay a lot of money each year; so that's why they were always unable to buy fertile land. Sun Zhang Xing has also taken the risk in entering Mount Xian Teng again and again.

When Lian Fang Zhou and Lian Ze arrived, the couple was sitting down at the shabby table for supper.

On the table was an unknown dish, a small dish of dark pickles and two bowls of thin sweet potato porridge. The couple sat opposite of each other.

Lian Fang Zhou smiled and called, "Uncle Sun, Aunt Sun," when she entered. Sun Zhang Xing and his wife Mrs Miao were stunned.

He replied with an "Ah!” and wiped his mouth. He was a bit surprised as he stood up, smiling he said, "Is this not Fang Zhou and Ah Ze? You have come to--"

Sun Zhang Xing is an outsider, and towards all the villagers, he is particularly polite. But because he lived at the village edge, he doesn't have many exchanges with the villagers.

At the moment, he was racking his brain but he still couldn't think of when exactly he had contact with the Lian Family siblings?

His questioning eyes could not help but look to his wife, “you called them over?”

Mrs Miao was also puzzled and lightly shook her head at him.

Sun Zhang Xing then laughed as he faced them and Mrs Miao also greeted with a smile. "Our family is too simple, we let you see in such an embarrassing way!" (ED/N: Dang these people are too nice, our MC just walked into their house while they were eating and were still courteous towards her.)

"Uncle Sun, Aunt Sun is too polite! It's actually us disturbing your dinnertime! You should eat first, wait until later to talk, by then it won't be too late!" Lian Fang Zhou apologetically smiled and sat down at the side with Lian Ze.

Sun Zhang Xing don't know why they come, so how could they keep eating? So he smiled, "No problem, no problem, you speak, speak first!”

Lian Fang Zhou could see his confusion and straightforwardly open her mouth and smiled. "It's like this, we would like to know when Uncle Sun is going to Mount Xian Teng. We are thinking of going with Uncle Sun for one trip."

"What?" Sun Zhang Xing and Mrs Miao eyes opened wide, they were stunned.

"What did you say?" Sun Zhang Xing said in surprise. "You want to go to Mount Xian Teng? For what?"

His tone suddenly carried a hint of wariness. Could these siblings also want to go hunting? In fact, how would they have the skills to? Or do they want to follow him to split the hunt for nothing ... ...

That cannot do, it's not enough for his family!

"Of course hunting, we can't do, that area is Uncle Sun's ability!" Lian Fang Zhou smiled as she said, "we just want to see if there are mushroom and the like in the mountains; to get some for the New Year. "

She added, "Our family's situation, you also know ... ..."

Sun Zhang Xing and Mrs Miao could not help but look at each other, the two's hearts could not help but soften a little.

Although the two family's specific circumstances are not the same, there is a saying that happy families would all be happy, while unhappy families would each have their own misfortunes.

They both belonged to the unhappy type. It is said that those with same illness sympathize with each other; Lian Fang Zhou's words, it was naturally easy to arouse their sympathy.

Sun Zhang Xing gently sighed, and was about to promise, when Mrs Miao's heart jumped, hurriedly she said, "How can this be allowed? Fang Zhou, you siblings are still so small, on such long mountain roads, will you be able to bear it? And, it's too dangerous! "

Mrs Miao said as she winked at her husband again and again.

What if something happened to the siblings? Their family is an outsider, they originally had to tuck their tails as they lived, how can they ask for more trouble for themselves?

Sun Zhang Xing immediately understood the meaning of his wife, just when he "hehe" as he tried to refuse, Lian Fang Zhou rushed to say, "Uncle Sun, Aunt Sun, in fact, we just want Uncle Sun to take us to recognize the roads only. Us siblings aren't naive children; when we arrive there, would we run around just to get into trouble? And, it's just this time, this time only! Right, wait a moment!"

Lian Fang Zhou said as she turned around to go out and got the melon scoop of rice that was at the doorway. The so-called melon scoop, is an old musk melon that has been cut into two from the middle and hollowed out on the inside of the flesh; it could be used to scoop water and other things.

"We siblings were embarrassed to let Uncle Sun lead the way for nothing, after all on that Mount Xian Teng we are not familiar with it. We have to invite Uncle Sun to talk about what we should pay attention to on the road, where we can go and not go! This bit of rice is a tribute, I hope Uncle Sun and Aunt Sun won't reject it  ... " Lian Fang Zhou shyly smiled.

Sun Zhang Xing and Mrs Miao saw that scoop of rice and could not help but light up their eyes.

To those with no paddy fields, rice is the most expensive and rare. To see the rice made them feel more moved to the point it made their eyes light up and their hearts jump. Even more than it would see money. This is was a desire, a pursuit of desire.