Chapter 197: The Words of the Shang Dynasty
Guan Chibei did not say whether he could or could not do it. He also did not say whether he wanted to or not. He only said, “How old were the scholars when they first started? They had to study hard for many years before they could take the examinations. Am I too old now?”
Speaking of Guan Chibei’s age, he was indeed quite old, but Ye Lulu felt that he could still study.
It was not like he had to be promoted to an official. At the very least, he had to try and see if he could pass the examinations at a county level. Even if he didn’t, he would be more useful than now.
This was even more so if there were few scholars in Yuan City.
Although many people had been studying hard since they were young, studying depended on talent.
Moreover, Ye Lulu wasn’t asking Guan Chibei to be a scholar. She just wanted him to try it out first.
Anything was possible.
If this did not work, Ye Lulu had seen Guan Chibei’s skills before and felt that it was not a bad thing for him to take the martial arts examinations!
Of course, no matter what others said, one would always ask the person involved if they wanted to.
Ye Lulu looked at Guan Chibei. “Do you want to study? I feel that our family has money now and we can provide for you to study. Have you ever thought about what path to take outside of Yunwu Village? If you study, you can have many choices.”
“Almost no one in Yunwu Village studies and no one in the Guan family has studied before. This is a brand new road. Who knows how you’ll change in the future?”
Ye Lulu’s breath was shallow.
Guan Chibei looked straight at her and asked, “You’re my wife. It’s important if you want me to study or not.”
Guan Chibei did it on purpose.
As soon as he mentioned his wife’s identity, Ye Lulu was stunned! If she was a normal wife, it would indeed be related to her. However, she wasn’t the original owner of the body…
Ye Lulu was a little embarrassed, but she could not show it. Why did Guan Chibei make it sound like this matter was very important to her as well? It was as if the two of them had made a serious decision…
Ye Lulu coughed twice and said, “I was the one who suggested it. Of course, I want you to. Many people don’t expect this, but let me ask you. If you study and learn how to read, wouldn’t you be better at raising babies in the future? In the future, our family will continue to do business. I also want to do something else. The money earned can provide you for your studies, which is more important than doing other things. Moreover, I’m not biased against you. Even if you don’t do well, you can at least teach the children at home after you finish school. It’s most suitable for you to study.”
“Go to the city and buy some poems, books, paper, and pen while you still can go down the mountain. The heavy snow hasn’t sealed the mountain yet.” Ye Lulu still remembered the core of this matter.
Guan Chibei’s expression was calm. He had a mission in his next life. Before this mission was revealed, he could do anything he wanted.
Then, he would study. It would cover up his identity as the God of the Netherworld.
The next day, Guan Chibei went down the mountain to buy some poems, books, paper, and pen, as Ye Lulu had asked.
The news of him studying had not been announced to the entire family yet. Ye Lulu picked up the thousand character classic first and read it eagerly.
Then, the corners of her lips curled up.
The characters in the Shang dynasty were no different from the ancient characters that Ye Lulu was familiar with. They were basically the same as the characters in the Tang and Song dynasties.
Ye Lulu understood at a glance. Furthermore, it was written in the book of enlightenment that the characters used for the imperial examinations were these same characters, which showed the prosperous scripture of the Shang dynasty.
Ye Lulu felt that this dynasty was interesting. It was like a mixed version of the Tang and Song dynasties.