“Bah, with just those two shabby brats? What ‘earn a mountain of gold’? More like earn a fart!” Just as Su Changle finished speaking, he heard someone loudly scold him from behind.
Hearing this loud voice, everyone couldn’t help but look over together. Sure enough, they saw that Su Yonggui and Madam Zhao had arrived with their children in tow.
“Hmph, I’ve heard that ivory can’t come from a dog’s mouth, but this is the first time I’ve met someone who can spray dung from their mouth whenever they open it!” Madam Zhao’s cursing was still ringing in everyone’s ears when all of a sudden Madam Qin, who had arrived with her husband Su Yongshun, began cursing back with equal vitriol.
Madam Zhao was an elder and her seniority was not small. Thanks to that, no one from the younger generation dared to say anything when she started cursing like this. But Madam Qin wasn’t the same. Madam Qin and Madam Zhao were considered to be from the same generation, so she wasn’t afraid at all and scolded back fearlessly.
“Hehe, even if Aunt Tang could really buy a mountain of gold, wouldn’t it be an internal matter of Grandpa Laochuan’s household anyway? It should have nothing to do with other people’s families, right?” Su Nuan, Madam Qin’s little daughter who was holding her doll, suddenly spoke up from the side. She spoke with a cute smile, but to some people’s ears, her words were really unpleasant to listen to.
“Y-you! You dare to fart nonsense here? I’ll…” Madam Zhao’s temper immediately exploded and opened her mouth to start spewing more curses.
Standing behind her, Madam Wu was also full of anger and secretly hating her stupid mother-in-law. How much of a joke did she have to make of herself before this old woman would be satisfied?
Su Dafu wasn’t with them. He had said he was going to work in town and disappeared, so he wasn’t around at all when the summons for the gathering had arrived.
Madam Wu began to have a slightly bad feeling in her heart when she saw the carriage in front of Su Yongqiang’s house.
She was also secretly shocked when she heard the conversation happening in front of her. After all, although it couldn’t be said that the regular members of the Su family hated those two evil little brats the same way she did, they at least didn’t like them very much. But, for some reason, today there were many of them who were willing to step out and speak up for those two brats.
Madam Wu was confused and wondered what had happened. Why were those two brats able to get so much support from the regular Su family members? Madam Wu suddenly felt she must be missing something. Even more, she began to wonder if the reason for the gathering today actually had something to do with those two evil brats?
She silently shook her head. That was impossible! They were just two half-grown children, and it had only been a few months, what could they possibly stir up relying on just the two of them? !
Madam Wu tried to convince herself, but she slowly became more and more flustered in her heart as she watched the scene in front of her.
Meanwhile, inside the house, Madam Zhou and Su Yongqiang also heard everyone quarreling at the gate and silently noted down the few people who seemed to despise Su Tang. These people wouldn’t be able to be hired to build the house.
Finally, Su Yongqiang stepped outside and stood in front of all the gathered members of the Su family. He cleared his throat loudly and then said, “Is everyone here?”
This was him asking if all the members of the Su family were currently present, in order to ensure no one was accidentally excluded. Generally speaking, in this kind of gathering, the people who were familiar with one another would all stand close to each other according to their relationships, which meant if anyone was missing then their friends would be able to notice and alert the patriarch at once.
So when Su Yongqiang asked this question, sure enough, everyone looked around at each other and then answered one after another, “Everyone is here.” “Everyone is here.”
Su Yongqiang nodded and knew everyone had arrived, but when he opened his mouth to speak, Su Changfu hurriedly interrupted, “No wait! Aunt Tang and Uncle Nuo are not here!”
Su Changfu was Su Changle’s cousin. He had followed his cousin to take on the job of raising seedlings earlier this year and had been able to earn a lot of money, so he was concerned when he didn’t see Su Tang or her brother at this important family meeting.
Inside the house, Su Tang heard someone speaking up on her behalf outside and secretly smiled. It seemed that all the benefits she had given to the Su family were not in vain. Weren’t they speaking up for her now?
“I’m here.” Su Tang came out of the house and stood beside Su Yongqiang.
Su Yongqiang smiled when he saw Su Tang, then went on to say, “What I’ve gathered you all here today to talk about actually has something to do with Tang’er. Tang’er, why don’t you tell everyone yourself?”
Su Tang nodded and looked at a group of people, “Seeing that the busy farming season has ended I felt that the time is right to begin building the house I mentioned before. Soon, I am going to officially begin building a new house for my family. But in order to build it, I need to hire many people. After thinking about it, I realized that there are a lot of young and strong people in our Su family, so I thought that instead of giving money to outsiders, it would be better to just hire my own people.”
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