The Yaoling manor was the largest household in Yaoling town. The manor existed first, and only then did Yaoling town form. Nearly half of the families in town depended on the manor to live.
Their method of healing, passed down through the generations, could restore a dying patient to full health. That allowed the Lin family’s reputation to spread in the underground world.
Of those who wandered the underground regularly, who could avoid getting hurt? There would always be a day they would be injured. That was why no one would carelessly look for trouble at the Lin family. If something happened at Yaoling manor, it was more likely that people would rush over to offer fuel in snowy weather.
The Lin family would be grateful to them and so they could leave themselves an escape if there was any sort of emergency.
Knowing that a thief had broken into Yaoling manor, the matter had set Old Master Lin on alert.
If the matter only concerned the death of an old dog, Old Master Lin would definitely not have flown into such a rage. But when the report came, it came from the second old master of the Lin family, who managed the medicine garden in the mountain.
The thief was trying to steal medicine, yet during the fight had nearly destroyed the Baihua Lengxiang pill that was made for the concubine of the well-known Huang family. Old Master Lin glared, eyes fierce, the long beard under his jaw trembling with rage. Translated by The Novelst
And now there was a report that the thief was found in the vegetable garden. Old Master Lin quickly ordered the guards to branch out into the property. He wouldn’t give up unless he caught the thief!
The owner of the manor was in a towering rage. The people inside Yaoling Manor were in chaos. He gathered the people and set them in different directions. Everyone grabbed a torch to search for the thief.
The guards who first reached the vegetable garden questioned Hua Buqi quickly and walked away. Once Buqi was free to go into her small house, she grabbed the alms bowl and wrapped a few sweet potatoes to take, packing her things up and escaping from Yaoling manor through the dog hole.
She could still feel the thief’s cold fingers on her neck, his voice echoing in her ears.
Buqi thought that rather than stay inside Yaoling manor to wait for that thief to come back and take revenge, she would rather grease her soles and run away first. In the eyes of the Lin family, she was only a little beggar who relied on them to find a way to live.
The night continued with heavy snow. Buqi used a cloth to cover up her face and neck, teeth chattering from the cold. She knew that if she didn’t look for a place to get warm soon, she wouldn’t be able to hold out until tomorrow.
She remembered Hua Jiu freezing to death and held her breath to run all the way to the City God Temple outside of town.
From far away she could see that there was light in the ruined temple. She hesitated for a moment before sneakily making her way to the rear of the temple instead, fearing that she might run into the thief.
She tiptoed to look through the broken window. A young noble and a servant boy were inside, roasting a rabbit on a fire pit. Buqi’s mouth flooded with saliva.
During this time, the young noble turned around. Buqi didn’t react in time to hide and their eyes met.
Buqi fell hard for his charm as the noble stiffened in surprise.
This gentleman looked eighteen or nineteen, but was so pretty even when compared to the fourth miss of the Lin family! Under his wife fox-fur robe, a vivid jade pendant hung from his belt. Translated by The Novelst
What did a rich man with such beautiful looks signify? He was probably an evildoer who seduced women to commit crimes for him! Standing before such beauty, Buqi felt the urge to kowtow and be grateful to heaven that she had the virtue of good living.
As a transmigrated woman, it was fine that she didn’t have good looks and that she was poor. The only unique privilege she requested was this: that she would encounter handsome guys, and that they would fall in love with her!
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