“But if we do things this way, won’t Brother Tian…” Su Yongshun was a bit hesitant. After all, Wang Xiaotian was still a good boy, but they all knew what kind of person Sun Guihua was. If they really did things like this and Wang Xiaotian and Sun Guihua were tied together, it would definitely hurt his future.
Su Tang sighed when she saw Su Yongshun’s reaction. It was really no wonder that the Su family was bullied by that man surnamed Wang. It seemed they were all too pure and honest for their own good like Su Yongshun, or else they were like Su Yonggui.
However, it was also thanks to this pure and honest character that Su Yongshun was willing to help the two siblings all this time. Su Tang thought about it for a moment and tried to persuade, “Brother Shun, you’re thinking about this the wrong way. Even we outsiders all know that Sun Guihua is not worthy of Wang Xiaotian, so how could Wang Changhe not know?”
Fortunately, Su Tang was good at deceiving people. She quickly began to spin the situation, “Anyway, even back when our house collapsed Wang Changhe already had the intention to take the opportunity and make the Sun family stop dreaming.”
“It was just that I didn’t like his attitude of using me like a tool and then acting like I should feel grateful to him, so I didn’t play along and ended up offending him. Brother Shun, sister-in-law, you were both present at that time, so you should understand what I mean.”
Su Yongshun and Madam Qin nodded together. That was definitely what had happened that day.
“Because of that Wang Changhe lost a perfect opportunity to cut off this relationship, so naturally he resents me and the Su family by extension, which explains his recent actions.”
“However, from the start, Wang Xiaotian and Sun Guihua were never a good match. So by doing this we are actually just giving Wang Changhe the reason and excuse that he desperately wants.”
“After all, no matter what kind of person Wang Changhe is, and no matter what kind of tricks the Sun family might play, in the end, they are just evil-hearted people and it’s impossible for them to really marry into the Wang family.”
“It would be best for all parties involved if they could just break this whole thing off as quickly as possible so that neither parties’ marriage ends up delayed. So what’s wrong with us giving a little push? If you ask me, Wang Changhe would probably like to thank us for giving him an excuse to break things off cleanly.”
This torrent of words caused the eyes of Su Yongshun and his family to swim and for question marks to appear over their heads. Eventually, one person muttered, “Is it really like how Aunt Tang said?”
The orange cat flicked his tail and looked at the Su family members with pity in his eyes. ‘Poor, stupid two-legged beasts!’
Su Tang glanced at the proud four-legged beast. “Heh, if they are stupid two-legged beasts, what about me, your master?”
The orange cat instantly cowered, ‘You are great! Smart, beautiful, lovely, kind! Truly the most beautiful master in the world, completely different from other two-legged beasts.’
While spewing flattery, the orange cat almost wanted to burst into tears. It really wondered what era this was, that Divine Beasts had been reduced to such a state…
After that, Su Tang didn’t bother with the orange cat anymore. However, Su Fuhua caught Su Tang’s last few words and retorted sarcastically, “Wang Chenghe would never feel grateful to the Su family. My father is just too kind. You should know that if it weren’t for Wang Xiaotian, our Su family wouldn’t have been afraid to speak up to Wang Changhe.”
Wang Xiaotian was someone that the people of the village all evaluated highly and who they all felt had a high chance of becoming an official, which was why many people didn’t dare to offend him or his family. The high impression people had of him was mostly because of the Qihuang Kingdom, which really attached great importance to education. The importance of education in the eyes of the kingdom could be clearly seen from how even a remote place like Qinghe Town had an academy that was set up by the kingdom.
There were also various teachers who were specially invited from the surrounding area to staff such academies. And, although the level of education these academies could provide was questionable, Su Tang truly felt that the founding emperor of Qihuang could be said to be quite far-sighted.
Unfortunately, the costs to study were really just too high. Even if there were academies and teachers, the kingdom couldn’t pay money to maintain them all forever, thus the local academies were all self-financing. Thanks to that, the more remote a place was, the more expensive it was to get an education.
The reason was very simple. With fewer students, it meant that each student naturally had a higher average tuition to maintain the school. On the contrary, in large central areas with many students, each student could chip in less money but have the overall amount of money be much greater, and the quality of the teachers would naturally be higher as well.
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