C89 – Not A Big Deal
“What’s the livelihood?” Everyone’s eyes fell on Tang Yue.
Tang Yue didn’t beat around the bush. He asked directly, “What kind of livelihood is it? There are many kinds of herbs in the southwest, and there are a lot of them. Why don’t you make a living out of them?”
The hope in everyone’s eyes dimmed. They had thought young master would be able to come up with a constructive idea, but it turned out to be this.
“Young master doesn’t know. There are many ferocious beasts in the mountains, and the villagers don’t dare to venture deep into the mountains. Although the herbs are good, we don’t know each other, and it’s hard to find anyone we know. Furthermore, this is a remote place, and it’s not easy to find a buyer.”
“Since this Young Master has proposed this, I naturally have considered it.” Tang Yue signaled them not to rush and gave them a detailed blueprint.
“I have my own medicine store. I need all kinds of herbs. As long as you can pick herbs, you can buy them at 10% of the market price. I will get someone to come here every month. You can sell them all at the same price.”
“Are you serious?” The old men looked at each other and exchanged glances. They all felt they could make a living.
However… “The villagers only know a limited amount of medicinal herbs. Moreover, some of the medicinal herbs can’t be stored for a month after being picked.”
Tang Yue lowered his head and thought for a while. He called Sparrow in and said, “Take advantage of the two days when the villagers are gathered together to teach them how to identify all the herbs we picked today. When they are done, ask each village to send out a few fast learners to follow you up the mountain and teach them more about herbs.”
Sparrow asked, “Do you want to tell them the effects of each herb?”
Tang Yue glanced at the few elders and smiled. “It’s okay to tell them some common herbs, but you must tell them clearly that some of them are poisonous. Don’t use the wrong herbs to kill them.”
When you have identified the herbs, I will teach you which need to be dried, which need to be kept cool, and which need to be dried with fire.
It was rare to see such a thoughtful buyer. The big men were delighted. They all felt that this young master was very kind.
“Alright, what else do you have to ask?” Tang Yue reminded them. “There are limited herbs in the mountains. Some of them have a long growth cycle. You must remember not to overdevelop them. It would be better if you could collect some seeds and plant them yourself.”
“Thank you for your kindness, Young Master. The old fogeys are very grateful, but our five villages also have over a hundred households. The amount of medicinal herbs collected must be quite a lot. Do you really want all of them?”
“Don’t worry about that. As long as the herbs don’t deteriorate, it won’t be a problem. But let me make it clear first. The age and quality of the herbs are different, and the price is different. I will get someone to tell you all about them later.”
Tang Yue’s words had reached this point. The big brothers were not dissatisfied with Tang Yue’s words. They had worked hard in the mountains all their lives. If they really wanted to enter the city, they really didn’t know how to survive. In this place, no matter how hard they worked, there would always be a bite to eat.
Now that they had a livelihood of selling medicine, they only had a stable income. Why not?
The big man thanked him repeatedly and sighed, This trip was really not in vain!
Tang Yue also heaved a sigh of relief in his heart. He had finally solved the problem of the distribution of medicinal herbs. Although there were not all kinds of medicinal herbs in the surrounding mountain range, from what he had investigated this morning, it was not a problem to collect more than a hundred commonly used medicinal herbs.
Some medicinal herbs only grew in the north, so he could only purchase them from the merchants from the north and south.
“Since we’ve reached an agreement, then Sir will follow my guard out and organize people to identify the medicinal herbs. We will return when the sky is about to turn dark. We will come back early tomorrow. How about it?”
“That’s great. I’ve caused trouble for Young Master.” After they left, Tang Yue jumped up and shouted. “Let’s go,” he said. “Let’s go eat.”
“Then they…” Ping Shun pointed at the back of the group of people and asked.
“It’s not like we’re going to wrap up the food, they’ll settle it themselves.” Tang Yue waved his hand and said that the food and salary in the camp were custom-made. He did not dare to make the decision to treat them to dinner.
Moreover, people of this era were used to eating two meals a day. Seeing that they had brought their food and luggage here, it could not be that they did not have any food, right?
Tang Yue brought his men to the kitchen. When they went in, they found that the game had been cleaned up. There were two piles full of food. It looked a little scary.
However, there was no need to worry about not finishing the food. This team was full of young and vigorous men. Their appetite could be measured in wooden barrels. No matter how much they ate, they could still finish the food.
Tang Yue rolled up his sleeves and began to divide the work. Some meat was stewed, some meat was roasted, and some were smoked. Of course, the most important thing was braised. This was the main point of the meal.
Unfortunately, there was no chili. Otherwise, any braised chicken feet would be delicious!
The old man came over and asked Tang Yue, “Young master, do you want to drink some more soup today? The ingredients are complete and fresh, they are all good stuff!”
Tang Yue shook his head quickly. “No need, no need. My body is excellent. I don’t need any more soup.” How could he dare to touch those things? If he did, it would be too much. It was a small matter to have a nosebleed, and Wang Zizhao would be finished.
In fact, he was thinking too much. With their combat power, the one who was executed on the spot could only be himself.
He didn’t know if being executed on the spot by Wang Zizhao would be able to get rid of the blame.
After nearly two hours of lunch, the guards and soldiers who were hungry for meat had already lined up and were waiting to be fed. All of them looked like they wanted to see through their eyes and drool.
“It smells so good… How can the meat smell so good?” Zhao Sanlang stretched out his nose and smelled it with intoxication.
Ping Shun didn’t want to talk anymore. The gluttony in his stomach made him want to rush in and grab a piece of meat to eat first.
“Which wife will marry Tang Xiaolang in the future? It’s a blessing that I’ve cultivated for three lifetimes.”
Ping Shun shook his head proudly. “Fortunately, Father is wise. He has already decided on the wife of Yueyang Marquis’s Mansion for me. From now on, he will be my brother-in-law.” It was such a close relationship. It was such a joke to freeload and drink!
Is it really too blissful?
Zhao Sanlang rubbed his chin and thought, “There are two bitches at home. I don’t know if they are suitable for Tang Xiaolang, but with their status, they really don’t deserve Tang Xiaolang.”
“Disciples?” Ping Shun looked at him from the corner of his eye and said with disdain, “It’s more like giving them to Tang Xiaolang as concubines!”
The guards standing quietly by the side had already begun to roll their eyes secretly. Only these two grandmasters had strange thoughts. Otherwise, who would dare to let the wife of State Duke’s Mansion marry and become a concubine?
It would be fine if they were the princes and dukes, but the other party was only the son of a duke without any official or noble title.
Of course, along the way, they had fully recognized the genius of young master from the Tang Family. They believed that he was the reincarnation of a deity. It was enough for such a person to be worthy of a princess.
Zhao Sanlang thought about it and agreed. He didn’t mention it anymore. He sighed with emotion next to Ping Shun. “I heard that the wife of the Tang Family has a heroic character and a chivalrous aura. I am really worried about your health.”
“What do you mean?”
“You look fat and strong, but your foundation is weak. She is a man who does not give in to men. Last time, she beat up the wife of the Wu family, but she didn’t even dare to fart. In Ye City, no one dared to provoke her.”
Shh. Zhao Sanlang glanced at the kitchen and signaled Tang Yue to lower his voice. Do they still want to eat fragrant meat?
He twisted his body and muttered uncomfortably, “When a woman marries her husband, she will naturally listen to me when she enters State Duke Heng’s Mansion.”
“Have you ever heard of her?”
Ping Shun shook his head.
Zhao Sanlang knew it was like this. Although this guy was very feminine, his sense of beauty was so strange that it made one’s hair stand on end. The woman who came to his door was ugly, but she was also beautiful. No matter how beautiful his woman was, he would not take it to heart.
Zhao Sanlang patted his shoulder and comforted him. “Don’t worry. Other than this, your future wife’s looks are first-class. Many young masters are envious of you.”
Everyone in Ye City knew that the wife of the Tang Family marrying Noble Heir of State Duke Heng was like a flower stuck in cow dung. Fortunately, this pile of cow dung was made of gold, so it wasn’t too cheap.
“Get ready to eat!” With a loud roar, everyone in the camp raised their spirits and looked at the kitchen in unison.
Zhao Sanlang rushed over at the first possible moment, flapping his nose as he searched for the most fragrant food. Fortunately, his big brother was not around, or else he would be ashamed again.
“Tang Xiaolang, where is the delicious food? Bring it over quickly!” Zhao Sanlang shouted. The rest of the people started to make noise. For a moment, the campsite was filled with the fragrance and laughter.
The villagers who were still trying to identify the herbs naturally smelled the fragrance of the meat. They all watched from afar. Even the hungry gluttons were hung up.
“What kind of meat is this? Why is it so fragrant?”
“I saw them bring back some common wild animals. We’ve eaten them at home.”
“Really? Could it be that their chef’s culinary skills are extraordinary?”
“That must be the case. Just by seeing how they can purchase so many herbs in one go, we know not only does this young master have power and power, he also has money. Naturally, he eats differently from us.”
“I wonder which noble family’s descendant he is from. Hearing that the lord in charge isn’t here, what kind of noble figure would he be?”
“A noble descendant, so what if he knows? They are all deva-level figures. They would be content if they were fortunate enough to meet him.”
“Fate is making fools of people… if they were born in a royal family, what kind of great fortune would they be…”