Chapter 799: Noble Style
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Another three days passed before the Imperial Court’s Imperial Inspector finally arrived, bringing with him a large amount of supplies and manpower.
Ah Yu, who had been tired for a long time, originally wanted to continue participating in the disaster relief, but she was stopped by everyone. However, she managed to get a good rest.
Many refugees settled down one after another and lived in simple wooden sheds. At the very least, they did not have to worry about food or clothing.
How to settle them in the future was not something All Yu had to worry about.
Wang Dalang and the others were also pseudo merchants, but they were mainly still farmers and were not treated as merchants. The magistrate of Yue City was very grateful to them and even made the decision to sign an alliance with them. In the future, if people from Nanhe Town, especially Hu Family Village, came to Yue City to do business, they would give them the greatest benefits.
Wang Dalang did not care much about this.
The Wang Family did not value money very much, and there was enough food to eat. Naturally, they did not have any extravagant requests. They only wanted to do their current jobs well.
Wang Dalang found Ah Yu and said to her, “During the time I was here, Wanning City has already sent more than ten letters back. Have you replied to them?”
“I did. 1 told them that I’m safe!” All Yu wiped the sweat off her forehead and handed the newly written prescription to the maidservant in front of her who was waiting to brew the medicine. Then, she said, “I’m going back to Jiangsai in two days. Big Brother, do you want to go to Jiangsai with me to take a look?”
Wang Dalang: “I’m here to sell food, but I’ve already given all the food away on the way. It’s time to return to the village. The village is going to have a bumper harvest again during this period of time. I’m afraid they won’t be able to handle it. I have to bring these people back first.”
Most importantly, his wife seemed to be pregnant again. He was very worried and wanted to go back to take a look.
Ah Yu did not know this, but she knew that there were many stalls in the village. Even the children were busy. They were indeed too lacking in people.
Their Hu Family Village couldn’t stand against outsiders, but after the previous incidents, they didn’t dare to recruit more strangers outside and only let the people from the surrounding villages and towns work.
If they recruited fewer people, they would have to do more work themselves. Naturally, they would not have enough manpower.
With a thought, Ah Yu said, “Big Brother, why don’t you make a trip to Wanning City? I’ve nurtured some people there, and they are especially agile at work. It should be feasible to get them to cooperate with you to return to the village to collect and transport food, and then get them to help with the construction work in the village.”
Wang Dalang: “Who?”
He still didn’t know who All Yu had nurtured.
“Oh, I want to open a women’s academy in the future, so I nurtured a group of people in advance. I thought that this way, I wouldn’t have to worry about recruiting people in the future.”
“That’s the people you nurtured to use. It’s not appropriate for me to take them away.”
“But I’ve been giving them monthly money. They usually have nothing to do. I don’t even know when my Women’s Academy will open.”
Wang Dalang immediately said, “Where are they? I’ll bring them to recognize the way now!”
People should be put to work if they’re paid, lest they grow arrogant and lax.
Wang Dalang left with a few young men from the village. On the way, he even brushed past a group of people. Those people were all dressed like poor people, but everyone was carrying bags and even asked them for directions.
“May I ask if Village Lord Yu is still in Yue City?” The leader hurriedly asked.
Wang Dalang was suspicious and did not answer directly, “Why are you looking for Village Lord Yu?”
The villagers lifted the things in their hands and smiled foolishly. “Previously, during the earthquake, Village Lord Yu risked her life to help us. We don’t know how to repay her kindness. We only have these mountain goods. 1 hope Village Lord Yu doesn’t mind!”
Originally, these people had been saved by Ah Yu with machinery. They couldn’t have seen All Yu’s true appearance before.
Later on, they received another batch of supplies, saying that someone had specially bought them from afar.
A few young men in the village saw Ah Yu take off her machinery by a freak combination of factors and recognized her at a glance.
At that time, the villagers wanted to repay their kindness, especially the doctors in the Hundred Miles Valley. They even marveled at the fact that many people had escaped death.
After resting, the villagers finally found out that the person was Ah Yu and a titled noble. People called her Village Lord Yu.
They had nothing to repay her with, so they could only look everywhere for mountain goods to use as a thank-you gift.
Seeing the honest appearance of the villagers, the remaining discomfort in Wang Dalang’s heart immediately dissipated.
He indeed felt sorry for his sister and hoped that she would not be burdened with too much. But now that he saw these people, even if they had worked hard, at least they were still alive because of his sister’s momentary kindness.
He knew long ago that his sister was definitely not an ordinary person. She was as kind as before, so she should indeed receive such a repayment.
“Follow this official road to the end and you’ll see Yue City,” Wang Dalang said.
After sending these villagers away, Wang Dalang changed his original path and took another path.
The young man from the village did not understand. “Aren’t we going to Wanning City? Where do you want to go now?”
“There’s another city there. I’ll go and do some business with them while we’re at it. When I arrive at Wanning City, 1 won’t be empty-handed,” Wang Dalang said. “In any case, I’m already here.”
His sister had the demeanor of an aristocrat and knew how to save people. As the eldest brother, he couldn’t be too comfortable. He had to stand up early.
For example, he would turn his previous goalless life around and develop a small goal first.. He would become the richest man among the imperial merchants first!