Su Tang was still growing, so even though she had gotten a few new sets of clothing recently they would soon become too small for her again. In fact, children from poor families would usually just buy a piece of clothing that was much too big for them and hem it up until it fit. Then, as they grew, they would slowly lower the hem bit by bit. By doing it like this, one piece of clothing could be used for a long time.
However, Song Yi couldn’t bear to let his precious little disciple use this method, so he had asked Pengmo to find someone to make a new set of clothes for Su Tang while she was out. Unfortunately, Su Tang hadn’t been in town when the clothes were first finished, but now that she was back Song Yi asked Pengmo to make sure the clothes were sent over.
Pengmo quickly nodded and said, “Understood. I’ll go to the kitchen first.”
Song Yi nodded and waved him off. Then he picked up his spoon and carefully scooped up a small bite of the cake. The soft texture and sweet taste made him nod with satisfaction. This cake really was delicious. It seemed that girl really was worthy of being he, Song Yi’s, disciple. Able to make such an unusual and tasty snack.
After that, Su Tang was busy making lunch for Song Yi until noon. In fact, she ended up cooking for so long that the food was delivered a little late. However, although she still had many things to do, she was in no hurry. In the afternoon, she studied with Song Yi, reading books and practicing her calligraphy.
Meanwhile, as Su Tang was still in the Song residence, Su Yongqiang appeared in the Dessert Cafe again. He looked at Baohe at the counter and said, “Girl, I was here and asked you to pass a message to Su Tang two days ago, has she given a response?”
Baohe was still busy working during this time of day. When she saw Su Yongqiang had come over again, she was confused because she didn’t know what kind of relationship there was between this man and her master. Fortunately, when Su Tang came back earlier, she had given Baohe a response to pass to this man if he showed up again, so now that he was really here she quickly replied, “My miss just came back to town today. She told me to tell you that she would head over to Sujia Village tomorrow.”
Su Yongqiang’s mouth had recently developed sores thanks to all the stress he had been feeling. After the new year, he had gone around and found a lot of people who were excited to grasp the opportunity Su Tang had mentioned last time and managed to put together a list of trustworthy ones. But unexpectedly, when he tried to come to find Su Tang again he wasn’t even able to see her shadow.
This kind of matter, where several families could suddenly earn a few taels of silver every month, not to mention the people in Sujia Village, even for the whole Qinghe Town it could be considered a huge opportunity. Of course, for people who didn’t know about such an opportunity, they wouldn’t worry about it. But since Su Yongqiang knew, he had been feeling very nervous and stressed every day, worried that something might go wrong halfway and the opportunity would slip through his fingers.
So when Su Yongqiang suddenly couldn’t get in touch with Su Tang these past few days he had become so worried that he couldn’t properly eat or sleep. He was really scared that this opportunity would fly away from him. But today, unexpectedly, he finally heard good news from Baohe.
“Really? You’re talking about the Tang girl from Sujia Village?” Su Yongqiang was surprised to hear this little girl calling Su Tang “miss”, so he asked again to confirm.
“Yes, that’s her. Elder, please just go back and wait.” Pu Wei, who had just come out to send off some guests from the inner hall, spoke up from the side.
Since he had finally gotten confirmation, Su Yongqiang showed a genuine smile and then nodded, “OK. Thank you two girls, I’ll go back and wait.”
Pu Wei and Baohe watched as Su Yongqiang left happily and exchanged glances.
In the end, Su Tang stayed at the Song residence until it was late and didn’t return to her courtyard behind the Dessert Cafe until evening.
As soon as Su Tang stepped inside, she immediately felt the little guy hugging her waist, and saw there was another figure following behind her brother.
Su Tang patted the little guy’s head and said, “Wow, Xiao Nuo, you’ve grown taller again. How has your learning been going these days? If there’s anything you don’t understand, you can ask your sister here later on, okay?”
Su Nuo loosened his grip on Su Tang’s waist and shook his head, “There’s nothing I don’t understand for now. I scored at the top in the exam recently.”
From the beginning, Su Nuo had always been a smart and clever child. Although he couldn’t compare with Su Tang, he was definitely one of the top scorers in his academy and was very good academically.
“Xiao Nuo is so good!” Su Tang smiled and encouraged the little guy.
Then she looked up at a certain young master who was also in the room and said, “Weren’t you out looking for a new residence? Why are you here?”
The dignified Second Young Master Luo looked at Su Nuo with a little jealousy in her eyes. What was differential treatment in this world? Wasn’t this a perfect example right in front of her? Why was this Su Tang so cruel, ah.
In the end, she could only say, “I looked around and I felt a few of them were pretty good, but I wanted you to take a look as well.”
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