Good Man Operation Guide - Chapter 39.1
Widow Zhang didn’t directly go in to threaten him, she was not stupid. She was only a widow and her only son had a cowardly temperament, which she even looks down upon. Lin Shiheng, this guy, however, was fierce, coupled with this much money– God knows where he got it from. If she threatened and this guy didn’t stop there but directly killed her. What should she do then?!
Although she had never heard of Lin Shiheng going after the villagers before, however thinking of it from her perspective, Widow Zhang thought that if she had such a large sum of money, she would wish the whole world didn’t know about it. If the source of the money was shady and someone knew about it, she might really eliminate them.
After listening secretly by the wall for a long time, there was nothing more than temporary coaxing his mother, saying that he had earned the money in the city. Widow Zhang scoffed in her heart.
They were all from the same village. How could she not know when Lin Shiheng had gone to the city?
How could he make that much money from only two days in the city?
So, this was only a way to fool his silly mother.
Waiting until the mother and son finally entered the house, Widow Zhang left the wall quietly. Wringing her eyebrows, she thought about what she could do to prevent Lin Shiheng from retaliating, while at the same time could still get their family’s land.
What’s more, she may also get a share of that money.
She firmly decided at the bottom of her heart that the money must not have been earned by Lin Shiheng from regular channels, and it’s much easier to believe it was something shady. But the problem was that Lin Shiheng had such a poor temper, what if he kills her at that time?
Widow Zhang went home thoughtfully. As soon as she opened the yard door, she saw her granddaughter squatting on the ground, holding a twig and scribbling carelessly on the ground, reading the written words in a crisp voice at the same time.
She raised her eyebrows and took the branches from her granddaughter’s hands. “Who taught you to write? Didn’t I say you weren’t allowed to learn to read with those village boys?”
The young girl dressed in the grey shrunk into a huddle, “Grandma, I want to read.”
“What ‘wanting to read’? A woman without talent is virtuous. This sentence was handed down by the ancestors. I can’t even read, what are you reading for? Go cut the grass for pig feed and feed them! The work at home hasn’t even been finished yet, yet you still have the nerve to play here!”
The girl was afraid of her, but looking at the crooked words she wrote on the ground, she implored in a low voice, “I’ve cut all the grass already. Grandma, please let me learn to read. When I know how to read, I’ll make a lot of money for you.”
“You can make a lot of money as you are. I’ll tell you, girl, don’t have any idea about making money. When you grow up, I’ll personally marry you out. I really don’t know which bastard got these ideas into your head. Only so young yet always wanting to run to the city. Earn me the bride price, that’s how you’ll make money for me!”
“Well? What are those tears in your eyes? Today’s grass is cut, what about tomorrow’s? Hurry and cut them. If you don’t cut it, don’t think about eating tonight.”
Aunt Lin had just came back from the field when she heard her mother-in-law’s voice full of scolding. Just from hearing, she could tell it was directed at her daughter, she then hurried into the yard.
Sure enough, when she went in, she saw that Widow Zhang was cursing at her crying daughter.
“Mom, the girl is not sensible, don’t get angry over her.”
Looking at this scene, Aunt Lin felt a pain in her heart and quickly stepped forward to intervene. “Child, hurry go cut the grass.”
As soon as Zhang Ya saw her mother her tears fell harder. She originally wanted to file some grievances, however, once she looked up, she heard this sentence. The light in her eyes fell, silently dropped her head, and walked out obediently.
Sure enough, her mother wouldn’t help her.
Aunt Lin watched her daughter go out, sighed in relief. She carefully looked at her mother-in-law’s complexion, and tentatively asked, “Mom, where did the girl offend you? She is young, don’t worry about her.”
Widow Zhang heard this and her arrogance grew even greater, changed to yelling at her daughter-in-law.
“She is young, she isn’t obedient and isn’t being taught. Everyone’s really hoping that I would die. I shouldn’t have believed your mother’s gibberish at the beginning. It cost me a lot of money to let my son marry you. Every day you coax my son to work for you, even if you didn’t give birth to a grandson, that’s fine. The girl raised is also disobedient. Next time, I will go look for your mother and ask her if she has hatred toward me!”
She yelled and yelled, yet suddenly stopped.
Right… Old lady Lin and Lin Shiheng aren’t on good terms either. Moreover, the old lady Lin is different from her. The old lady has sons and grandchildren.
When the Lin family split up, old lady Lin was the most ruthless to this daughter-in-law who had lost her husband and the grandson who had lost his father. After such a long time, Lin Shiheng still hasn’t re-established their relationship.
However, whether he has or not, this old lady Lin is still his grandmother by blood. She can do these things so much more easily than indirect relatives like her.
Widow Zhang’s eyes grew brighter and brighter, already forgetting to scold her daughter-in-law. She hurriedly turned and walked outside.
She went to find the Lins, who were all bastards and greedy for money but they were Lin Shiheng’s real relatives and elders. Lin Shiheng had made a fortune, how could he not give some to the elders?
If he won’t give, the Lins had so many people, how could they be afraid of him?
They were all in the same village. She soon arrived at the Lin family courtyard. The Lin’s were considered one of the few large courtyards in the village, with a thriving population. This was also a point of envy Widow Zhang had towards old madam Lin; while she only had one son, old madam Lin gave birth to so many sons.
But thinking about it, if it weren’t for having so many sons, and having a grandchild like Lin Shiheng wasn’t rare, how would she drive Lin Shiheng out so ruthlessly at such a young age.
Widow Zhang rubbed her hands. In a rare moment of nervousness, she glanced left and right before going forward to knock on the door. After a while, someone inside opened the door. After a couple of words, Widow Zhang was invited in.
Neither of them noticed that after widow Zhang entered, a head peeked out from the relatively dilapidated wall opposite them. It was a small ruffian who usually followed Lin Shiheng in the village. He climbed up quietly and watched widow Zhang, who was pulling old lady Lin to talk in the Lins’ yard. Then he quietly climbed back down, turned, and ran towards Lin Shiheng’s house.
“Shi-ge, I really saw it. Widow Zhang was holding your grandmother’s hand, not mentioning how affectionate they seemed, it looked like they never even had a disagreement about the bride price. I felt shivers when I saw widow Zhang’s smile, she must be scheming something.”
Lin Shiheng took a pair of shears and cut the weeds around the outside of his courtyard. He listened to the subordinate’s report and nodded. “For these two people to come together, they are definitely looking to scheme against someone. They are not easy to deal with.”
“Isn’t that so?.”
The man clapped his hands. “I was thinking, Shi-ge, you and them, are also considered relatives; I was afraid they wanted to join forces to calculate against you, so I quickly ran over to tip you off.”
“Yes, I will remember this sentiment.”
Looking at the grass that had been trimmed into sharp arcs, Lin Shiheng withdrew his hand with satisfaction, his handsome face squinted slightly and spoke with a smile, “What happened with the things I asked you guys to do before?”
At this moment, the young man in front of him, who was younger than him, looked sheepishly embarrassed. “I did what you asked me to do. I wasn’t stingy in helping relatives. Now they look at me amiably and even said they want to introduce me to someone.”
“Shi-ge, you told me before that we didn’t have much contact. So I started to help a few times, now they are all good to me. Yesterday, my third aunt’s home stewed chicken soup, she specially brought a bowl for me to drink. I have never drunk such delicious chicken soup in my life. Originally, when I saw the chicken soup, I also want to treat you to some. But once I smelled it, I unconsciously drank it all.”
Speaking of this, his face was mixed with embarrassment and joy. He stretched out and scratched his head.
“They didn’t care before because you didn’t want to relate with them at all, thinking they only pity you because you have no parents. You rejected them, of course, they were not willing to associate with you. ”
Lin Shiheng tossed his scissors back and the young man scrambled to catch it, “Relatives, this kind of thing, you’ll become close after brushing your existence a few times.”
“Of course, there are exceptions, those with a kind of abnormal thinking, always trying to take advantage of you or looking for you to do something for them every day. Then you don’t need to be polite, just greeting each other is fine. ”
The young man thought he was talking about himself and shook his head with a hint of happiness on his face. “My relatives are pretty good, not that kind of people. ”
Lin Shiheng glanced at him and didn’t say that he was referring to his own home.
“Shi-ge, in the afternoon, let’s go to the county. I heard that there were another two brothers that found girlfriends, they said that they want to invite everyone to have a good meal together.”
“No, I have something in the afternoon. You guys go.”
He has been busy running around recently, either with renting the fields or in setting up the little bookstall for mother Lin. On such a rare day where he didn’t go out, should quietly wait in the courtyard for guests to come.
Lin Shiheng didn’t have to wait long before old lady Lin came with a walking stick.
One could say that the Lin genes really had both polarizations. Lin Shiheng himself was good-looking and handsome but old lady Lin had standard drooping eyes, an aquiline nose, and thick lips. Her face type also wasn’t good, just standing there watching people would make people think she shouldn’t be provoked.
However, she was normally in good health. Lin Shiheng hasn’t seen this crutch after running into her so many times in the village. Today, however, she came to their house with a crutch.
At the sight of Lin Shiheng sitting at the door to bask in the sun, old lady Lin frowned and looked at her unworthy descendant. “The sky is clear, it’s a good day to work. What are you doing sitting here?”
The young man sitting on the small bench raised his slender and handsome eyebrows, “You are?”
Old Lady Lin choked. She didn’t expect that Lin Shiheng wouldn’t play according to common sense.
“Who am I? I’m your grandmother.”