Bringing a Warehouse to the Song Dynasty! - 3
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It is said that in ancient times the information dissemination was slow due to traffic restrictions, but in Sun Tu’s opinion, it was not true, because in only two days, the news that there was a rare wine in his store has spread to the whole city. Many people from outside the county also came here to have a taste.
So for the next period of time, the Sun’s little inn was always full of guests and friends and both Yu Xiaohe and Sun Tu were too busy to spare any time. In the end, even Ya’er had to come from home to help. Only then, did they barely manage to make satisfactory arrangements for the guests.
Of course, working hard and being busy can also bring great gains. Although Sun Tu did not raise the price of the wine, he still sold for ten coins, but he had small profits, yet, a quick turnover. Aside for the profit of five or six hundred coins on the first day, every day after that, the income of Yu Xiao and the others has exceeded their usual profits. This is something that Yu Xiaohe and the other had never dreamed of.
Especially Ya’er, when she saw the copper coins being thrown into the crock for storage, she didn’t feel tired at all. She was smiling all day long, and she had no other troubles and sorrows. Only then did she know that what the third brother said was true, and he did have a way to pay back the ten thousand coins of money owed before the date.
Sun Tu sighed from time to time. He thought that the warehouse was all cheap rubbish, but the value of them in the Song Dynasty, which was more than a thousand years ago, had risen sharply. He was already expecting to bring some others when there was another warehouse unlocked. What better product is coming?
Busy and happy days make time pass quickly. Ten days later, word of the reputation of the fine wine in Sun’s Inn has spread to the nearby county towns. Almost every guest who comes to drink here praises it, while other hotels and restaurants in the same city are sore. Not only did the number of people who patronize them decrease, when they drank their own drinks, they would frown and shake their heads. They bluntly said that the quality of their own alcohol was too far apart from wine that Sun’s Inn had. Now they have no interest in drinking these anymore.
When these statements were told to Sun Tu from other drinkers, Yu Xiaohe became a little less worried, but he also knew that Sun Tu had to make money and repay his debts as soon as possible, so he did not rush to persuade him.
But the things that would eventually come are still here. At noon that day, when the shop was still full of customers and the aroma of wine and food was overflowing, five or six brawny men appeared in front of the shop. When they came to one of the people at the table, they glared at a few people, and those few got up from their seats in fright, and hurriedly paid the bill and left.
Seeing this, Sun Tu frowned slightly. But since the others left willingly, he couldn’t say anything, so he could only smile and greet them. “How many…” When he wanted to ask what food and drink they wanted, he suddenly realized that one of them had little hair on his head. It was Old Man Hu, so the words that were coming out of his mouth, stopped.
Old Man Hu looked at Sun Tu proudly. “Sun Tu, I heard that your inn’s recent business is really prosperous. It seems that you should have made a lot of money? So, the debt you owe Master Zhang can’t be delayed any longer.” As he said, he looked at the sturdy man sitting in the area in gratitude. The day before yesterday, he hit a nail in the form of Sun Tu. Today, Master Zhang naturally supported him to get his petty revenge.
Sun Tu also turned his attention to this person. He already knew that his master, Zhang Chuan, was a powerful figure in this county, and it was said to be related to the powerful people of Jijiazhuang. But he didn’t show any fear, he just smiled: “It turns out that Master Zhang came to the shop, I was disrespectful.”
Zhang Chuan smiled and looked at him twice before saying. “I really didn’t expect your Sun family to have this kind of luck, so you can actually produce this good wine. You know, because of this wine, even HeShun Inn is not doing well anymore.”
Yu Xiaohe was listening, and his expression was tense. HeShun Inn is one of Jijiazhuang’s properties. As he brought up the wine and food, he said with a smile, “Zhang Wuye is joking, how dare we compare a small shop like ours with HeShun? What nonsense about stealing business? This is just a small restaurant’s specialty wine and food. I also invite Master Zhang to taste it.”
“You’re not busy, Sun Tu, you still don’t pay back the ten thousand coins?” Zhang Chuan ignored the other party, staring at Sun Tu and asked, aggressively.
Sun Tu lowered his head and smiled before he said, “Actually, I did not need to trouble you to come here. I planned to pay the money back in the next few days.” After that, he turned around and went to the counter, and took out one of the crocks inside, held it in both hands, and gave it to them. “Here is ten thousand coins, please check. The debt I owe will be repaid in full.” Then he took a step forward and placed it in the hands of Master Zhang and the others on the table in front of them.
Old Man Hu was suspicious and he hurriedly untied the string that held the cover together and looked in, only to find that there was a string of ten thousand coins there, which made him even more surprised, his face had a complex expression as he looked at Sun Tu who was brimming with confidence, and could not speak for a while.
He originally believed that Sun Tu would not be able to return so much money at this time. Unexpectedly, the other party really had the capability to return the money. Not only him, but several other people, including Master Zhang, also froze for a moment. The people who had wanted to find an excuse for this attack were actually a little lost and confused.
During this period, the other guests in the store hurriedly ate and drank because they felt that Master Zhang and the others were going to start a scene, and they quickly paid the bill and left. At the moment, only two guests were left, sitting at the table at the side and were continuing to eat and drink.
Master Zhang took out a string of coins to weigh the weight, and then nodded. “Okay, Sun Tu is a man of his word, and this debt is cleared. Then I will talk to you about another transaction.”
Sun Tu glanced at him thoughtfully, and did not speak, simply waiting for the other to speak. This attitude made Master Zhang and the others annoyed for a while. The faces of several of the goons were already a little hostile, but Zhang Chuan was still calm, only to see him throw the money back into the crock, and saying, “to be honest, from how I see it, your inn is yours now right? Take the money back, and we will take it that I bought the hotel from you, what do you think?”
Sun Tu’s face was an expression of incredulity. “Earlier, you let Old Man Hu threaten my family, saying that if I don’t pay the money, you will take away my inn. Now that I have paid back the money, and you want to buy it with only this amount… Do you think I will take it? Master Zhang, don’t you think that your appetite is too big?”
“Boy, the Master is giving you face! How dare you talk to him like this!” a brawny man immediately shouted in annoyance, and rolled up his sleeves as if he wanted to do something.
But Sun Tu was not threatened at all, just staring at Zhang Chuan. The latter was pierced by his bright and permeating eyes, and the only thing he felt in his heart was a chill. After a moment, he sneered. “It seems that you don’t want to do this deal with me?”
“This was passed down to me by my father, I would not even dare to sell it.” Sun Tu frankly replied.
“Hey, I see that you are still a filial son. Then I have to settle an account with you. Because of your shop, I and HeShun have lost no less than 50 coins in a few days. If you don’t want to take the respect I gave you, then you can have a taste of venom instead, and pay me for my losses.”
What is unreasonable? That’s it. No one has ever held a competitor responsible for his own losses, but Zhang Chuan took it for granted, and everyone else nodded their heads in full agreement.
Sun Tu laughed, this is the ultimate goal of their coming today. And after seeing him like this, Zhang Chuan and others laughed even louder and more happily. “Now I give you two choices, either hand over the inn and the recipe for your house wine, or else…”
“What if I don’t choose?” Sun Tu narrowed his eyes and interrupted Zhang Chuan’s sentence directly.
The atmosphere suddenly turned tense, and Zhang Chuan’s face sank. Old Man Hu yelled angrily. “Oh, Sun Tu, you are really brave. In Yuncheng County, no one dares to go against Master Zhang’s words. I’ll have you know that you really don’t want to know the consequences!” He rushed towards Ya’er, who was frightened by the sudden change before him, and grabbed the little girl’s hand, and pulled her to himself.
He grinned and said, “It’s not just you, but this baby girl has to use her body to pay off the debt!” As she said, his other hand had touched Ya’er’s face.
Sun Tu really did not expect that the other party would aim for Ya’er. Seeing Ya’er’s pitiful appearance after being held hostage, his anger suddenly rose, and he immediately stepped towards Old Man Hu, yelling.
“Move your dirty hands away!”
Sun’s hand squeezed his opponent’s wrist before he touched Ya’er’s delicate face, and suddenly exerted force, making Old Man Hu scream and immediately release Ya’er’s hand.
Sun Tu took the opportunity to pull Ya’er behind him, and then shoved the old man hard with his hands, and Old Man Hu tumbled, almost falling, looking embarrassed.
All this happened so quickly that the others didn’t come back to their senses for a moment, and they immediately stood up and surrounded Sun Tu. Master Zhang’s face also showed a trace of anger. In the past few years, no one has dared to embarrass him like this. It seems that something must be done today to show this young man who is the boss!
Thinking of this, Master Zhang slowly stood up, as if he wanted to do something…
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