“That dead girl was raised by our family but now she’s gone out. Since she wants to build a big house, we should just let her build it.”
“However, we also have to protect the reputation of our Su family’s daughters. If that girl has really done something shameful, we can’t let her continue running around outside making things worse. We can only drown her in the pig cage.”
“Once news gets out, we will take her back into our family with the excuse of stopping her from harming the reputation of the other Su family girls. Anyway, Su Laochuan’s household doesn’t need a daughter to continue the family line, so no one will object if we bring her back, and we will even be able to earn a good reputation for righteousness and protecting the Su family’s reputation.”
Su Sanshou quickly laid out his plan.
However, Madam Zhao was a little displeased. She said, “What kind of plan is this? That dead girl has an adverse fate. What are we going to do if she really comes back to our household?”
Su Sanshou said, “Who cares about her adverse fate? Once we get her back, we will just drown her in the pig cage directly. Can her adverse fate still curse people when she’s dead?”
“The key point is that, by doing things this way, the house built by that dead girl will be ours once she’s dead, and then we will be able to live in it.”
“Plus, her money will also be ours. She can afford to pay to build such a big house, so her lover must have given her a lot.”
“We just need to nominally return her to our household, and we will get both a large house and also a lot of money. And we don’t even really need to bring her home. We can just put her name on our household register, and then directly drown her in the pig cage without ever letting her come into our home at all. “
Su Sanshou became more and more excited as he spoke, as if he could already see himself living in the big house, having a good life of ordering around slaves and maidservants, and only eating delicious meat every day.
When Madam Zhao heard her son’s plans, she also seemed to be able to see herself living the good life. She smiled and said, “My child is still the smartest.”
Su Erlu stood aside and did not speak or express any opinions. Anyway, they were all members of the same family, so if they really were able to move into a big house his branch would benefit as well.
However, when Su Yonggui heard his youngest son’s plan, he only fell silent and thought for a long time, not agreeing immediately. Su Sanshou didn’t say anything more. He wasn’t in any hurry to try to convince his father when it came to such a good thing. He believed that his father wouldn’t let such a chance go.
After all, considering that Su Tang was hiring so many people for four whole months, the house she planned to build must be a fine brick house, probably also with a front and rear courtyard or maybe even more. What a great house it would end up being. If they could really get their hands on it, then their family would be the ones living in the best house in Sujia Village.
Su Sanshou couldn’t help but show a lewd smile. Maybe he would even be able to buy a concubine or two to wait on him. After all, Su Tang was hiring so many people to build the house, and she needed to pay each and every one of them nearly three taels of silver. There were dozens of people altogether, which meant that the cost of the wages alone would be over a hundred taels.
Therefore, it was certain that Su Tang easily had over a hundred taels of silver in her hands, and once his plan succeeded that money would also belong to their family. Although their family still hadn’t split the branches and his mother was in charge of all the funds, his mother doted on him so he wasn’t afraid of not having enough to spend.
Su Sanshou’s calculations were already very clear, and he felt confident that his father would not let go of such a good thing.
Sure enough, after pondering for a while, Su Yonggui, who was sitting at the head of the table, slowly said, “We’ll wait for the women to come back.”
Although he had not directly given his approval, he was obviously implying his agreement and affirmation. Su Sanshou smiled happily and said, “En, we must investigate clearly.”
As long as that girl really let them have a handle on her, they would be able to clean her up however they liked!
Meanwhile, Madam Wu, Madam Sun, and Madam Zhang had arrived at the Sun family’s door. But when Sun Tiezhu and Chen Xiuxiu saw them, they didn’t have any happy faces to show them. They weren’t happy with the Su family these days. After all, if the Su family had not spread rumors about Sun Guihua and Wang Xiaotian then the situation would never have become like this.
However, Madam Wu was skilled at talking, so she was able to coax Chen Xiuxiu into speaking with them eventually. Anyway, Chen Xiuxiu also had a grudge against Su Tang, so when she realized they were asking about Su Tang’s lover, she felt that giving them this information was in line with her own goals, so she easily repeated the same story she had told Madam Wu before.
“How could it not be real? I saw it with my own eyes that day. Tsk tsk, Su Yongqiang and Su Yongshun probably also know about that brat’s lover, or else they would not be so ingratiating towards her.”
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