After hearing Zhou Xiaocao’s response, Su Tang didn’t say anything more. She merely nodded, gave the other girl a smile, then left the Zhou family.
She decided she would wait for the girl she met back then who was so unruly and rampant to come back again. After all, there were so many excellent girls, why should they be allowed to be ruined because of some scum men? Anyway, when Su Tang met one, she was willing to provide a little help and opportunity.
Of course, if Zhou Xiaocao didn’t show any improvement, Su Tang wouldn’t try to reach out to her a second time. A person’s life was ultimately in their own hands. If a person wasn’t willing to improve themselves, an outsider wouldn’t be able to do it for them.
While Su Tang was busy talking to Madam Qin and going over to visit Zhou Xiaocao, the orange cat had snuck over and was lying on the kang bed inside Su Yonggui’s house, listening in while the occupants of the house talked to one another.
“That girl, what kind of thing is she? She really dares not to hire us. Heh. Just look at how expensive those clothes she was wearing were. I really wonder where all that money came from.” Su Sanshou, who felt as if the duck he was boiling had suddenly up and flew away from his pot, said angrily.
Madam Zhang also nodded, “Isn’t that right? She is only nine years old, where could she get so much money? And she still wants to pretend that she is adhering to the rules of her mourning period, but the clothes she wears can’t be worth less than a hundred copper coins.”
Madam Zhang’s tone of voice couldn’t hide her envy at all. They were such good clothes, so good that even she couldn’t wear them, but that dead girl could?
Madam Zhao, who had been slapped by Su Yonggui, was still angry and snarled, “Now you all have so much ability? Why didn’t any of you dare to speak just now?” Madam Zhao was also feeling as if dozens of taels of silver had slipped through her fingers, so she was in a terrible mood.
Madam Zhao had done the math, and if they had really managed to get eight quotas on this job, with each quota being worth a little less than three taels, then that was over twenty taels of silver! However, before those taels could even get warm in her hands, they had already disappeared.
Madam Sun pulled her husband, Su Erlu, aside and refused to let him add anything to this conversation. In her mind, Su Tang should not be offended. After all, the little girl had already shown herself to be a vindictive person. Now that she was rich and capable, the safest thing was to just not do anything that might offend her.
On the contrary, Madam Wu still hadn’t said anything during the whole walk home. Once she stepped inside and noticed that the whole family scolding and cursing Su Tang, she gritted her teeth and decided to gamble. After all, Su Tang was already doing so well that she could dress like a wealthy young miss and build a big house, so if Madam Wu didn’t make a move now, there might never be a chance again.
Thinking this far, Madam Wu finally opened her mouth and said, “Sun Tiezhu’s wife told me before that Su Tang had found a lover, and that’s why she has so much money.”
As soon as those words came out, Su Yonggui, Madam Zhao, and the entire rest of the group all immediately turned to stare at her. Su Yonggui said slowly, “Are you sure about this?”
“I only heard about this from Sun Tiezhu’s wife. But she told me she had seen the lover herself.” Madam Wu didn’t directly give a positive response, instead pushing everything over to Chen Xiuxiu.
“If that’s the case, shouldn’t that dead girl be drowned in a pig cage?” Madam Zhang and Su Sanshou looked at each other and both saw excitement in the other’s eyes.
Su Yonggui didn’t immediately agree. Instead, he said, “Second daughter-in-law, third daughter-in-law, you two accompany first daughter-in-law and ask the Sun family about this matter.”
He didn’t quite believe Madam Wu, but he also didn’t want to give up this opportunity. Thus, he sent his three daughters-in-law to confirm it.
Madam Wu nodded calmly. She wasn’t afraid of this kind of scrutiny. After all, Chen Xiuxiu really was the one who passed her this news and she had seemed very certain about it.
Madam Sun felt that this matter was not so simple, but when she thought of how Su Tang had beaten up her son, and also how she didn’t dare to refuse her father-in-law’s orders, she decided to just go with the flow. Thus, the three women hurried out the door and went to the Sun family.
Su Sanshou’s eyes flashed and it was unclear what he was thinking of as he followed his parents into the main room. Su Erlu also followed along behind him. After all, although he was a bit too filial to the point of foolishness, he at least knew that when the family found something good he would need to fight for it if he didn’t want his second branch to be left out.
“Dad, if that dead girl really has a lover giving her so much money, we can’t waste this chance.” Su Sanshou blinked his beady little eyes and, sure enough, the first thing he said wasn’t anything good.
Madam Zhao looked lovingly at her favorite child and said, “En, my son is smart.”
Su Yonggui looked at his youngest son and asked, “What idea do you have? Tell me.”
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