Hu Sande’s wife had already finished cooking dinner and was waiting for him at home. When she saw her husband had finally come back, she hastened to go forward to welcome him home and ask about his day. Hu Sande honestly his wife about everything that had happened today, including the additional offer that Su Tang had made in the end.
“If that’s the case, then you’ve come across a rare opportunity. Not that I want to talk about other people’s families, but everyone knows that that Young Master Zhang just wants to quickly sell off those farms to get some money in his hands. But, at the end of the day, isn’t it Butler Zhang who can decide how much to sell them for?”
As soon as Hu Sande’s wife heard that her husband had stumbled into such a good thing, she felt very happy. She only felt that, so long as they did everything well, they would be able to make a lot of money.
“En, I think so too. Young Master Zhang is definitely very muddleheaded, so if we could pull over that Butler Zhang…” Hu Sande and his wife were actually thinking the same thing.
After all, although he was just a small broker without much ambition, he also had a son who had some degree of learning. If he could really earn a lot this time, then maybe he would be able to pay to let his son take the imperial exam, or maybe he could just buy himself some land as well and become a landlord and earn money that way.
Seeing through her husband’s thoughts, Hu Sande’s wife smiled. “Hmm, don’t worry. Actually, Butler Zhang’s son was released from slavery in the past, and his wife is the sister of my sister-in-law. I’ll take a carriage back to my maternal family tonight and make sure to have her put in some good words this time.”
Su Tang’s insights were correct this time. Actually, the Zhou Farm and the Yang Farm were pieces of good farmland that most families wouldn’t be willing to part with. However, the Zhang family had long been in a decline, with a muddleheaded new family head who didn’t think of how to progress and was only interested in selling off his family’s ancestral properties to make a quick buck.
Meanwhile, the family servants were also greedy everywhere and were easily persuaded with bribes. Plus, the new head of the Zhang family only wanted money but had no understanding of the worth of the land he owned so there were definitely many gaps to exploit. Even though Su Tang didn’t know any of this, Hu Sande did.
Of course, if Su Tang hadn’t made him such an attractive offer, Hu Sande definitely wouldn’t be calculating so attentively on her behalf. After all, making a big transaction like this was already enough to make him a fair amount of money, but since Su Tang suddenly threw out extra benefits he could only plan carefully on her behalf for the sake of earning more.
After she watched Hu Sande leave, Su Tang actually didn’t have the orange cat continue to follow him. Brother Meow, this Divine Beast, was already a bit exhausted. The whole way back to the inn he had just drowsily laid on top of Su Tang’s head like a wilting flower.
After all, the level of Su Tang’s space was still not very high, so the ability that the Guardian Beast could exert was also limited. The orange cat had ended up using a lot of his power today, so he was really tired.
Thus, Su Tang had no plans to let him go out again. She just told one of the staff members of the inn not to let anyone disturb her room and then went inside. She locked the door and then disappeared into the space along with the orange cat.
After that, she browsed the warehouse to find materials and prepared to cook the grilled fish and fish balls that she had promised. Originally there hadn’t been any place to cook inside the space, but the foodie cat liked her cooking very much so Su Tang had eventually decided to get a small stove and some pots and such to set up a small kitchen inside.
Of course, the orange cat told her that once her space reached level 20, she would have a chance to renovate the cabin that was inside, and at that time she would be able to add a proper kitchen. However, her space was still a little short of level 19, so all of that was still a ways away.
Grilled fish, the orange cat’s favorite fish balls, and also his favorite red jujube milk porridge, Su Tang made the dishes one by one. Once she was done, one person and one cat shared a meal inside the space.
Su Tang was always conscientious of being in a mourning period when she was in the outside world and was careful never to eat any meat or fish, but when she was inside the space there was no reason to think so much. Anyway, no one could see the epic battles over bites of grilled fish between Su Tang and the orange cat as long as they were inside the space, so there was no reason to worry.
After they finished eating, the space automatically collected up all the garbage, and even made the room smell fresh again. It was very magical. Meanwhile, Su Tang took the orange cat for a short walk in order to get some exercise after dinner, and then returned to the cabin to sleep.
As Su Tang laid down to sleep, the space automatically dimmed the sky and entered the dark state, and the orange cat quietly curled up next to Su Tang’s head. And, before long, one person and one cat fell asleep together.
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