Wang Changhe had always been very wary of the Su family. After all, he had played some dirty tricks to be able to become the village head in the first place. Therefore, whenever the Su family seemed to be making any kind of move, he would always pay attention to it. Even when the Su family were doing things secretly he would try to know about it, much less this kind of open and public meeting.
As soon as he heard Su Yongqiang had summoned the family for a meeting, he immediately sent people to quietly listen in on them, afraid that the Su family might be planning to make more trouble for him.
After all, Su Yongqiang didn’t often hold this sort of Su family gathering, and when he did it was usually for a major event. For example, the last time there had been such a public gathering was when Su Laochuan had passed away. Of course, there was also the matter of raising the seedlings, but that had been done more or less in secret.
Of course, those families who had been involved in raising the seedlings all remembered the great benefits they had gained the last time the patriarch had summoned them, so they all ran very fast to arrive at the gathering as quickly as possible.
As people arrived at Su Yongqiang’s house, they all saw the carriage parked at the side of the road. Sujia Village was only so big, and many things simply couldn’t be hidden. Thus, as soon as they saw this carriage, many people recognized it and commented, “Hasn’t this carriage been here once before?”
“Tsk tsk, this carriage is really handsome. Aunt Tang and Uncle Nuo are really doing well for themselves these days. Did you know that before Xue’er got married, Aunt Tang personally sent her a gold ring as well as some makeup. Thanks to that, Xue’er was the most impressive bride our village has produced in a long time.”
“The patriarch still is the one with the best vision. He was the one who decided to help Aunt Tang and Uncle Nuo back then. If not for that, how could they have achieved so much?”
The members of the Su family all recognized that this was the same carriage that Su Tang had ridden in before, so they all began to discuss. Su Tang and her little brother had always been a bit of a topic in the village. After all, they had been thrown into the river as sacrifices to the River God, but then they had come back alive and well.
Because of that incident, many members of the Su family felt that the siblings must have been touched by something evil or unclean in the river and had talked about them behind their backs a lot in the past. However, these people didn’t really have bad intentions or anything, they just had concerns that they might be cursed to death due to the siblings’ adverse fate. But thankfully, the siblings had already been adopted into another household and their adverse fate shouldn’t affect the other members of the family anymore, so they weren’t worried anymore.
Moreover, they had all seen what happened the last few times Su Tang had run into Su Yonggui’s branch of the family. The big scene of them arguing had been seen and heard by many Su family members. The other members of the family all knew that the siblings definitely hadn’t been having a good time when they had lived in Su Yonggui’s household before, and when they saw them in open conflict now they also learned how powerful Su Tang was, which was why most members of the Su family didn’t really dare to talk behind her back anymore.
Naturally, while some people weren’t willing to say anything behind Su Tang’s back, there were others whose jealousy caused them to be carried away and say whatever was on their mind: “That Tang girl and her little bother’s lives are so much better now that they have been adopted into another household. It can be clearly seen that weren’t properly putting in effort while living in their previous home.”
“That’s right. Also, they are such small children, I really don’t know where all this money comes from.”
Two woman with mean and sharp faces spoke to one another in sours tones. These two were a pair of sisters who were members of Su Tang and Su Yongqiang’s generation.
Amongst all the members of the Su family, their families weren’t doing very well for themselves. Back then, perhaps only Su Laochuan’s household who had so many unlucky members were worse by comparison.
And then when Su Laochuan died and Su Tang and her brother were adopted into the household as a last resort to stop the linage from completely ending, these two had always felt comforted by the idea that they weren’t the poorest members of the Su family after all. But who knew that only less than a year later, Su Tang was already so rich that she could even give away an expensive gold ring? This disparity between their expectations and reality caused their mentality towards Su Tang to not be very good.
But as they were speaking Su Changle and his wife happened to be passing by. Su Changle heard their jealous words and couldn’t help but frown and refute: “Aunt Yongwang, Aunt Yonglai, I can’t agree with what you’ve just said. Aunt Tang has the ability to make money on her own. Even as a child, she can prop up her household alone.”
He continued: “If you have the ability to make money, not to mention buying a gold ring, you could even buy a mountain of gold! It’s thanks to Aunt Tang’s own ability that she can buy a gold ring. Which family doesn’t struggle and strive to use their own ability to earn? Or should we all just always keep an eye on how other people’s families are doing all day long and not think about our own family affairs at all! ?”
Su Tang had mentioned this before. She was already living her own independent life and would never publicize her methods for making money everywhere. Of course, some people couldn’t accept this and would spend their time thinking about how she earns her money all day.
But, no matter how she earned it, Su Changle knew that she definitely didn’t do so by breaking the law, committing crimes, stealing, robbing, or cheating, so why should any random person be allowed to question her like that?
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