If Su Tang hadn’t already endured more than ten years of boring study in her last life, she might have managed to do it, but, sorry, she had only been in her twenties on the final day of her last life, and back then she had a terrible realization: She had actually spent two-thirds of all of her time on Earth studying, and then died!
So now that she had been born again, why would she want to spend even more time studying? Why would she abuse herself? She could spend a little energy to coax this one old man, but it was impossible to ask her to do more.
Gathering together a bit of money to enjoy was her only pursuit in life. After all, back in her last life, she hadn’t even been to afford to buy a house. And although it seemed that they didn’t have the fate to be born as a rich second generation, that didn’t mean she couldn’t strive to be a rich first generation this time around.
“And that Comprehensive Mirror in Aid of Governance that master mentioned, it’s a great work that still hasn’t been finished even after several dynasties, but it’s just too much!”
Su Tang directly clutched her chest, “Recently, this disciple really felt that she was truly sick. There has been a huge shadow in my little heart because of my own father, but until now this disciple has tried to retain her grasp on her single last ray of sunshine.”
“But now, all of the sunshine is gone from this disciple’s little heart, there’s nothing but shadows left. This disciple has decided, she will no longer chase her dream.”
“As the Buddha said, possessions are nothing, everything is false. This disciple decided to let go of her obsession with material wealth. In the future, master, you should take good care of yourself, when this disciple is gone, you must keep yourself happy and healthy.”
“It’s a great pity that this disciple will be unable to serve at master’s side in this life, but maybe this is just the fate between us as master and disciple!”
In fact, back when Song Yi had first mentioned the Comprehensive Mirror in Aid of Governance, Su Tang had directly refused without thinking. After all, this book was the same book she was familiar with from her previous life and, of course, it was a great and powerful historical work, but Song Yi had asked her to memorize the whole thing, okay?
That was just absolutely impossible. She would definitely die first.
“I hope that in the future when master falls asleep with silver in his arms, his dreams realized, that he will also remember that he once accepted a disciple who shared the same dream, but who was unable to realize it.”
Song Yi could only feel that his brain was burning. This little fox wasn’t open to persuasion or coercion, and in the end, she even decided to smear him as her master! It seemed he really must have owed that little fox something from his last life and she had come around to be his disciple in order to collect that debt.
“As long as you study seriously, I’ll give you one thousand taels of silver, enough that you can sleep while holding it.” Song Yi directly threw out a high price.
But Su Tang refused, “Master, don’t try to convince me. This disciple has decided that everything is false. This disciple has decided to give up on her dream, and instead strive to live a life detached from material things!”
Song Yi felt that finding a genius disciple was really good, but if the genius disciple didn’t dislike just anything, but actually disliked learning, and even liked bartering with and threatening her master in an effort to anger him to death, it wasn’t so good anymore.
“How much silver do you want?” Song Yi gritted his teeth and decided to sacrifice. Since he had this opportunity, he needed to secure this little fox’s promise even if he had to bleed heavily for it. The Comprehensive Mirror in Aid of Governance was an excellent text, but an average scholar wouldn’t be able to memorize it even if they spent their whole life trying.
Only with a genius of Su Tang’s caliber would it be possible, so Song Yi definitely couldn’t give up.
“Master, are you looking down on this disciple? This disciple can work hard and get what she wants with her own effort, this disciple has that much confidence in herself. Master, it seems you have no confidence in this disciple, it breaks my heart. This disciple has decided to go back for today, because this disciple needs to go and make some money before anything else. The food in the town is expensive, so I need to work to afford it!”
“And even if you give more money, this disciple will never be able to finish that book. It’s true that this disciple never forgets after reading something, but for this kind of book, this disciple can’t read it even once. No matter how much money it is, it’s not enough to make it worth the waste of time.”
When Song Yi saw the little fox beginning to spout a lot of nonsense, he didn’t play any tricks, and just directly threw out the words: “If you study the Comprehensive Mirror in Aid of Governance seriously for three years, I’ll give you ten thousand taels of silver.”
For Song Yi, ten thousand taels of silver was a huge amount, but he was determined to be ruthless to himself this time.