“But….” Mrs. Cheng, holding the jo of silver in her hand, frownedslightly.
Even Cheng Xiao Xiao was a bit surprised. Shedidn’t think they would run into a such a generous person. This jo looked to be around five taels. It isenough to support a regular family for months.
“Mon, are you familiar with the NingHouse?” Cheng Xiao Xiao tucked at Mrs. Cheng who was still in shock and askedgently.
“Ugh….” Mrs. Cheng put away the silver,looked at her daughter and shook her head, “In the past it was your dad who’dcame and sold the animals he’d hunted. I have only been here a couple of times,so, no, I am not familiar of the Ning family.”
Then, nervously, Mrs. Cheng asked, “Xiao Xiao, our chickens andrabbits aren’t worth so such, could he….”
Looking at the worried Mrs. Cheng, Cheng Xiao Xiao understood whatshe meant, so she replied, “Mom, you are overthinking this. He just wanted ourchickens and rabbits is all.”
Cheng Xiao Xiao was very observant earlier. The man was genuinely surprisedwhen he saw the chickens and rabbits. The way he looked at her mom was pure.Her guess was, he genuinely didn’t care that much about the money.
“Mom, since the Ning family had already purchased our chickens andrabbits, let’s go deliver these to them!” She interrupted the still hesitantmother, “If anyone else came by and ask for them, it will be a hassle.”
“Okay! Let’s go deliver these!”
Mrs. Cheng calmed down shortly and the two of them picked up thechickens and rabbits, found the way by asking some passersby. They only had tomake a couple turns before they arrived at a fairly glamorous structure.
Working with a few servants, they were able to hand over thechickens and rabbits. The two of them finally felt relieved.
The butler at the Ning House was a bit confused why they receivedthese fowls. He looked at the two of them quizzically as they walked away. Hecouldn’t figure out why the steward serving the master decided to purchasethese fowls.
Naturally the steward he was referring to was the generous man thatCheng Xiao Xiao and her mom have met.
With the five taels of silver, the two of them bought a lot ofdaily items on the street. Lastly, they walked into the biggest clinic in thecity to look for a doctor for Cheng Bi Yuan.
They were welcomed by the smell of herbs. The familiar smellbrought a smile onto Cheng Xiao Xiao’s little face. She liked the herb smell, itreminded her of her former workplace.
It had only been a few weeks, but it felt like it had beenforever.
“Miss, you need some herbs?” An old man standing in front of the counterasked kindly.
Mrs. Cheng walked up to the counter and, respectfully, she asked, “Weare looking for a doctor. Do you have a doctor who will do house call?”
“Oh? Someone is sick in your household? Why didn’t you bring them?”The doctor didn’t seem surprised, he asked matter-of-factly.
With a sad look Mrs. Chengreplied, “It’s my husband. He was badly injured and couldn’t move. I couldn’t bringhim here, so I had to ask you to do a house call.”
“Ooooh….” The doctor took a good look at the two of them, thensaid, “Give me a minute, I am just going to fetch my medicine bag.”
“Doctor, we don’t live in town. We live in Willow Village, Iwonder if you are…..” Mrs. Cheng felt embarrassed, but she had to explain thesituation.
The doctor paused for a little bit, then turned and looked at allthem with all their baggage. He nodded slightly and said to them, “Well, I havealready promised I will go, but since Willow Village is a bit far from here. Iwill have to ask for an addition fee for making house call, is that okay?”
“Of course, of course. That’s very reasonable for a house call.” RepliedMrs. Cheng immediately.
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