Chapter 16: The Cascade River
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
They spoke as if the snake meat was unpalatable, but it was obvious that they couldnt bear to eat it as they wanted to sell it for money to buy grain.
“The snake is too heavy. I cant carry all of it so I have to leave a piece at home. It will be too tiring for me to carry so much meat to town.”
She found an excuse.
Zhenger looked at Ronger and they both looked at their mother.
“The weather isnt too hot now. Why dont you sell the last piece tomorrow It wont spoil after a day, right” Ronger asked.
An Jiuyue remained silent.
Am I about to be defeated by these two little kids
How should I reply now
“I can sell it tomorrow, but the people in town are smart. They will know that I went to sell snake meat today and tomorrow, and they will definitely think that the snake meat Im selling is not fresh.
“Then, they will haggle ruthlessly, and the snake meat will be sold at a very cheap price. It wont be enough to buy half a kilogram of rice.”
She told the two little ones after thinking for a moment, a helpless expression appearing on her face.
Zhenger was shocked and looked at Ronger.
An Jiuyue watched as Ronger stretched out both hands and began to gesture with his fingers.
“Half a kilogram of brown rice cost three copper coins, while half a kilogram of white rice cost five copper coins. Mother, are you buying white rice” He asked, raising his head to look at his mother with his doe eyes.
“Why dont we buy brown rice instead Fifteen copper coins can only buy one and a half kilograms of white rice, but it can buy two and a half kilograms of brown rice.”
An Jiuyue was surprised.
If he becomes a businessman in the future, hell be great at it and will have a bright future.
However, she disagreed with his suggestion. The two children were still young and had tender stomachs so they should not eat brown rice frequently. Moreover, she was also not used to eating brown rice.
Eating brown rice a couple of times was enough.
“In that case, Ill buy some brown rice and some white rice How about that
“Okay.” Ronger nodded.
After some thought, he reminded, “Mother, weve also run out of oil. There is also very little salt left.”
An Jiuyue felt helpless. There were so many things they had to buy for the house, but it was inevitable.
“Alright, I will buy them,” she replied.
She left the two children at home and instructed them to raise the lowest rungs of stairs to prevent people like Aunt Wang from coming over to bully them.
An Jiuyue carried the snake meat in a bamboo basket and set off for town.
Of course, the snake meat was initially stored in her space. Her current body was no longer the same as before, so it was better to conserve energy.
An Jiuyue was still worried about the two children at home and she walked very quickly.
However, she slowed when she passed by a large river, and headed towards the river bank.
Their village was located at the border of this country. Although it was not a victim of war or poverty, there was a large river called the Fallen River.
Although the name sounded nice, the meaning behind it was not very good.
TheCascade River meantto cascade down to the netherworld.
There were countless people who died because of the Cascade River.
This year was another year of heavy rain. The river water in the Cascade River had already risen high. Furthermore, the rain showed no signs of stopping.