Heavenly Genius - Chapter 40




螳臂当车

 the mantis paws the chariot, arr. try to do unbearable

 

Hearing a hint in these words, Shu Qing seemed to become worried about something. Brother will not suffer losses from this resentment. Therefore, she immediately asked:

 "Little resentment? I don't know what Lord Tao means by this?"

Lan Jo Ting also nodded. He was worried about this.

Niu Yu Tao calmly replied: "Nothing." The prince is limited in resources, and I will have to go to different tricks to achieve what I want. Therefore, I hope that when the time comes, the prince will understand my thoughts and be able to act in concert with me."

Shan Shu Qing: "As they say: in war, all methods are useful. Lord Tao, of course, can go for different tricks. Only they should not violate divine and human laws and should not bring a bad reputation to the prince ..."

Niu Yu Tao interrupted her:

"Do not worry, princess. Prince, you do not worry either. Some Niu warrants that I will not allow to harm the prince's reputation, and nothing will happen that will aggravate your situation. If I break my words, you can simply deny my involvement in me.

Only after that, several people calmed down but with difficulty could believe in the success of his venture. Why would Feng Lin Bo lend them his troops?

Silent Lan Jo Ting said:

"Lord Tao, in Kuangai County, you can't stay long. Who knows how the imperial court will react to this. Still, do not forget about the Song family. Lord Tao killed Song Yang Qing and even lingered in Kuangai County. The Song family will not be idle."

"With the imperial family, everything will be fine. Several dozen bodyguards died, and the prince, while on the mountain, can honor their memory for several days. Nothing will happen." Niu Yu Tao said straight away:

"As for the Song family, this issue can be precisely resolved during the trip. I will solve it myself!"

Chao Zong nodded his head.

"I just don't know when lord Tao wants to leave? And do you need to prepare something?"

Niu Yu Tao: "The case does require urgency. I need to go at night. Also, I ask the prince to give me 20 resourceful warriors and some other values. For example, 10 thousand gold coins!"

"10 thousand gold coins ..." - Chao Zong and Shu Qing froze. This is a rather significant amount. This amount can contain several hundred riders for several years.

Brother and sister looked at each other. Why he needed such an amount? To buy riders, then 10 thousand coins will not be enough. And Feng Lin Bo is will not sell riders for such an amount.

Lan Jo Ting smiled bitterly: "In secret, Lord Tao, as soon as we get to Tsan Wu County, you can collect 10 thousand gold there. We have a thousand and hardly typed, not to mention 10 thousand."

Niu Yu Tao waved his hand: "Okay. Money is nonsense. When I get to the county, I will find some method. Give then 100 gold for an emergency."

Several people looked at each other. Even if they come out, it will be difficult for them to score 10 thousand. But how was he going to get them? Is he really going to rob people? But in Kuangai County, no one will allow him to rob. Moreover, whether he will hurt Feng Lin Bo there! Those who can hurt Feng Ling Bo are not ordinary people.

Lan Jo Ting initially thought that Lord Tao wants to take the money and hide. However, Niu Yu Tao immediately reduced the price to 100 coins. It must be Lan Jo Ting, because of his baseness, so low value highly moral people. Chao Zong looked at him, and Lan Jo Ting nodded:

"Lord Tao, wait. I will get the money and just find your people."

Niu Yu Tao immediately said: "Firmly remember: you are here, but do not let them know that you are waiting for me."

Got it! "Lan Jo Ting folded his arms and said. Then he went to prepare everything.

Shan's brother and sister wondered curiously how Nшu Yu Tao was going to take the riders from Feng Lin Bo. Shu Qing asks:

"Lord Tao, can you tell me your plan?"

Niu Yu Tao smiling answered: "Now the situation is still unclear. I'll look along the way. Then you will find out."

He spoke foggy again. Before this, Chao Zong would have been worried and suspected of him, but the fact that he revealed their plan indicated that he had a different train of thought. Therefore, he still hoped for him.

Standing silently, Yuan Gan suddenly said:

"Lord Tao, those two disciples of the highest purity sect said that Yuan Fang is a werewolf."

"M ..." - Niu Yu Tao was surprised: "Werewolf? Evil spirits?"

Chao Zong also added: "Right, my subordinates checked him." He is indeed the werewolf, and the real Yuan Fang has already passed away. And now the temple is headed by the bear, which was picked up 200 years ago. This little bear has embarked on the path of Tao and has now transformed into Yuan Fang. Thus, the sect of the Highest purity is not related to the temple on the southern mountain. This is Song Yang Qing arrived and subdued this bear.

Nu Yu Tao's eyes flashed. Evil spirits? Or a werewolf? He was just interested in him. Although he knew that there were werewolves and evil spirits in this world, but he first met them. He did not think that today his horizons could expand so much. Yuan Gan also did not see the werewolf, so he was very interested. Only now they had urgent matters, so Niu Yu Tao said:

"Prince, don't let this werewolf go. I'll return and talk to him."

Chao Zong laughing answered: "Fine, I'll leave it for you!"

After some time, Lan Jo Ting came with a bag of money and brought 20 riders.

After discussing the plan again, Chao Zong and others also left the temple. They began to attract attention. They walked around the temple and burned sacrificial money to honor the memory of the dead.

And Niu Yu Tao and Yuan Gan led 20 riders and left the southern mountain under cover of night.

When Chao Zong performed the ceremony, one bodyguard came up to him and whispered: "Prince, they left the mountain."

"Hm!" The prince nodded his head and continued to burn the sacrificial paper, but also looking at Lan Jo Ting said: "I don't know if he was telling the truth or not, and I don't know whether he will succeed or not. I asked, but did not understand him. He continually speaks vaguely, which makes me feel uneasy."

Lan Jo Ting answered doubtfully:

"This person seems experienced in solving cases and prudent, not as a young man. However, he does not seem to want others to know about his abilities. He does not seem to be a man who is on the right track. I don't know why Mr. Dong Guo chose him as his student, and why the princess believes in him."

Shan Shu Qing:

 "From all sides, no matter how you look, if he had problems, he would not kill Song Yang Qing. Brother, Mr. Lan, we have no choice now. If we let him try, if it fails, the damage will be small."

Chao Zong held the paper that he set fire to from the brazier and watched it slowly burn out: "We can only wait and see!"

...

 In the city, one man walked over the wall. He reached one of the taverns and, looking up, looked at the sign. That was Cheng Gui Shuo.

One clerk went out to greet him:

"Mr., Are you alone?"

Cheng Gui Shuo, ignoring him, pushed him away and immediately reached the counter. There he saw the innkeeper.

The owner of the tavern as he saw him, he immediately gave a sign to the employee so that he would not make a fuss. That employee was forced to retreat.

The time was already late, and soon the tavern was supposed to close. On the top floor, there was only a table with a few visitors. The innkeeper looked around and invited Cheng Gui Shuo to the back of the inn. They went into one quiet room.

As soon as the door closed, the innkeeper looked at Cheng Gui Shuo and asked: "What happened?"

Cheng Gui Shuo did not know who the innkeeper was and did not even know his name. The only thing he knew about was that he was a member of the Song family. After all, when they got to the temple, Song Yang Qing just stopped at this tavern. Then Cheng Gui Shuo noticed that they know each other. In principle, it was not surprising that the Song family has its people here.

And Cheng Gui Shuo and Xiu Yi Tian, although they were students of the Highest purity sect, they seem to have been more people of the Song family. And even if a sect of the Highest purity falls, they will not be afraid of the consequences. And about what happened to Song Yang Qing, Cheng Gui Shuo clearly could not report to the Song family.

"Something happened." Cheng Gui Shuo sat on a chair and said with a sigh.

The innkeeper frowned. "What happened?"

Cheng Gui Shuo answered in a grim tone: "My brother Song Yang Qing is dead!"

"Ah!" The owner was almost frightened and began to interrogate: "How?"

"We went to the temple on the southern mountain ..." - Cheng Gui Shuo began to tell everything in detail, and the old master asked him in detail. Then Cheng Gui Shuo said: "Tell the news to the capital and help me get to the sect. I also need to notify them. Give me a horse and a certificate to change horses at the postal!"

That old master quickly settled everything. And as soon as Cheng Gui Shuo rode away, the old master went into another secret room. He took out a paper and wrote a report on it. Then from the basket, he took out one blackbird of prey to the wing of which he tied a note.

This bird is called * the king of the birds *. She has no equal in speed or endurance; she is mighty. The incredible thing is that this bird, no matter how far it flies, it can always find its laid egg. Therefore, this bird has been using as a mail bird. True, it is expensive. Although the males of these birds do not possess such skills, they are therefore worthless and use them purely for mating.

Having tied the letter, the old master went to another room where the lamp did not light. He opened the window and released the bird. The king of birds under cover of night imperceptibly immediately flew towards the capital.

The next day, Chao Zong and others also went to the graves of the brothers and began to conduct ceremonies. They, as Niu Yu Tao said, distracted everyone.

When the morning sun went down to the mountain forest, one bodyguard came up and reported that Niu Yu Tao, along the way, had placed the riders accompanying him through the interval for free communication between them.

Everything is simple. If you send one person, he will quickly drive the horse, and he will need to change horses continually. In this case, the speed of communication between them will be much higher. Niu Yu Tao has been thinking about this for a long time.

Lan Jo Ting, nodding his head, said:

 "Yes, he doesn't engage in an idle talk at all. This man is far from simple!"

The end of the chapter.