The Female Supporting Role Shows Out - Chapter 94
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
After Du Rusong finished his flattery, Du Ruyan walked over with a smile and teased, “Brother, where is my gift? Why don’t you just give me a ride? You are unfair! “
“What do you want? I’ll give you ten taels of silver and buy it yourself. “Du Rusong took out a silver ingot and threw it to his sister.
Ruyan caught it in a hurry and complained, “Brother, look at our embroidery shop. Are you free? Look at the shelves next door. They are full of silk! We wanted to buy some cloth from a clothing store. But they refused to sell us the expensive clothes. All the clothes on the shelf are Dan’s dowries. After we sell them out, her dowry will be gone. How can she get married in the future? Please find some goods for us. Otherwise, we can’t do our business. “
Fortunately, Lin Dan was only engaged in the clothes business now. The rich women and ladies who came to see her would usually bring the cloth themselves and let them embroider it. Although it was convenient, it was not much more than selling cloth and making clothes in her shop. The Meng’s Embroidery house was a one-stop service. It could make a lot of money and destroy it in one net.
Du Rusong frowned and nodded, “Okay, I’ll figure it out.”Then he added cautiously, “I won’t let Miss Lin can not get married.”
“There’s no hurry. Finding the source of the goods can solve our temporary trouble, but we are controlled by others. If we can learn to make cloth by ourselves, or hire some women who are good at it to come back, we can guarantee the long-term supply of the cloth, and also greatly reduce the cost of transportation and sales. “Lin Dan folded up her fan carefully.
Hearing that, Du Rusong chuckled and said firmly, “Miss Lin, just wait. I will find some women who are good at weaving for you in a few days.”He found that she always liked to solve problems from the root. His sister only wanted him to find the source of the goods, but Lin Dan was already thinking about how to grasp the technique of weaving. She was always independent. She was more willing to enrich herself than rely on others.
“Thank you, Mr. Du.”Lin Dan also returned the compliment.”I’ll make some winter clothes for you some other day. By the way, if your leather armor is broken, I’ll fix it for you. “
“Okay, I have to change the defense later. I’ll go first. If you need anything, you can go to the southern navy camp to find me. I have been a centurion now. “Somehow, Du Rusong was eager to let Lin Dan know his achievements.
“A centurion? Mr. Du is so awesome! “Lin Dan praised sincerely.
Exhausted, Du Rusong became energetic in an instant. He couldn’t help smiling, but he was afraid that he would laugh too silly. He could only gently cough with his fist against his lips, and then left gracefully.
Looking at her brother’s retreating figure, Du Ruyan slowly covered her stomach with her hands and almost burst into laughter. There were not a few hundred or dozens of women who had been entangled with him, but he didn’t like any of them. He was cold and vicious when they talked. No one knew how many women had been hurt. However, at this moment, he clearly wanted to curry favor with Lin Dan, but he didn’t know where to start. His clumsy manner was so obvious that Du Ruyan didn’t notice it. This was probably the tofu with salted water?
“What are you laughing at?”Lin Dan looked at her in confusion.
“Nothing, nothing. The guest is here. I’ll entertain him.”Ruyan found an excuse and slipped away.
At the same time, Meng Si was standing by the window, looking at the Danyan embroidery house with an anxious expression on her face.
“Five firecrackers were set off, but none of the guests came. It’s so cold. I have ordered all the merchants in the Lin’an Prefecture not to do business with the Lins. There is no cloth for sale. I’ll see how they open the embroidery shop. “Meng Zhong teased.
As soon as he finished speaking, he saw Mrs. Xu and several sisters-in-law from the governor’s house walk into the Danyan embroidery house with a group of young girls happily. After a while, two servants of the Xus came out and took out a lot of cloth from the carriage one after another. There were soft smoke silk, green cicada wings silk, cloud fog silk, and so on, which were all rare and precious varieties in the market.
The sneer on Meng Zhong’s face froze in an instant. Before he could come back to his senses, the wife and daughter of Mr.Zhou and the wife and daughter of Mr.Fang, who was the vice surveillance commissioner of Lin’an Prefecture, came one after another. The Danyan embroidery house, which used to be a sparrow, was now full of carriages, one after another luxurious.
Only then did the passers-by notice the shop. When they pointed at it, they all showed an expression of admiration or envy. How powerful was it to capture so many powerful people? This shop was not simple!
The owners of several shops nearby were also standing at the door and watching. They were all ordered by the Meng’s embroidery house, so they didn’t dare to sell the cloth to the Danyan embroidering house. But what was going on now? In addition to the family of the inspector, all the important people of Lin’an Prefecture seemed to come to celebrate this new shop. Then why did they oppose Lin Dan? If they indirectly offended any noble person, the Meng’s embroidery house would be able to protect itself. Could they? They didn’t make much money but had to take such a big risk. Meng Zhong was taking them like idiots!
Back then, as the number one imperial merchant of the Lin’an Prefecture, Lin Dafu had always followed the principle of “everyone makes money, and it’s difficult for them to fight together”. But now, he had to listen to Meng Zhong. The Mengs was too domineering! Thinking of this, the bosses of the cloth store gave a fierce glance at the Meng’s embroidery house before entering. In the future, when Lin Dan came back to purchase, they would only sell it, but not care whether the Mengs were happy or not!
Gritting his teeth secretly, Meng Zhong said in a low voice, “Manager Qian, hang the horse picture embroidered by Sisi the other day at the door and let everyone have a look.”
“Okay.”The manager immediately left.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
“Brother, didn’t you say that you would give it to Mr.Li? Why are you hanging up now? ” Meng Si asked.
“Let’s hang it out so that everyone can see it clearly. When it comes to the embroidery skill, she is not qualified to be mentioned in the same breath as you. How many butterflies do you know are called exquisite embroidery? How ridiculous! “
Meng Si’s knitted brows loosened and she didn’t say anything more. Recently, she had been mocked by some people. The name of the No.1 embroider in the province had also been doubted. Fewer people were coming to her for embroidery. Even Li Jiarong hadn’t been here for a long time. It was said that Li Jiaronghad sent her maid to Lin’s Embroidery house to make clothes. She had been there several times, but she had been shut out every time. Now she was sulking at home.
But no matter how angry she was, she couldn’t do anything to Lin Dan. Because in Lin Dan’s hands, there were orders from the governor’s office, the vice surveillance commissioner office, the monitoring office, and the government of the local rich clans. If she intervened, it would be equal to having a hard time with these families’ women. Not to mention getting benefits, she would even cause a lot of trouble for Mr.Li.
Even Li Jiarong had to endure Lin Dan, let alone MEng Si?
“Brother, what if someone bid for my horse picture?”She said after thinking for a while.
“When this picture is hung up, there will definitely be bidding. I will sell it to whoever offers the highest price. Let’s hold an auction at the gate to kill Lin Dan. You can sell an embroidery for thousands of taels of silver. Can she? Compared with you, she didn’t pee or look at herself. “A scornful smile spread across his face.
Meng Si covered her ears and complained, “Brother, be careful when you speak. Be careful not to pollute my ears.”
Meng Zhong smiled. He rubbed his sister’s head and strode out. At the door of the shop, manager Qian had hung a huge embroidery of ten feet long on the face, carefully wiping the frame with a thin silk cloth.
The passers-by immediately stopped and looked at them, amazed. Some sensible people praised, “My god, this is the masterpiece of the legendary painter, Jing Chuan, of the state of Liang, called the” horse painting “. It was engraved on the cliff of Taishan mountain by him. Many people risked their lives to copy it, but they couldn’t. because the horse painting is too magnificent, there is no such a large piece of paper in the world to copy it. There are only one or two copies, half of the painting was sold at a sky-high price. Of course, many painters copied the whole picture with their naked eyes and memory, but they only took the shape without being able to master it. But look at this work. It seems that it has a soul. It shows the original work of the immortal redbud painting perfectly! What’s more, it’s drawn with needlework, not ink. If it’s preserved properly, it won’t fade even after hundreds of years. It’s a treasure more worth collecting than a painting scroll! “
“It’s said that Miss Meng’s embroidery is both exquisite and style. It can be called an art treasure. Today I see it and it really deserves the reputation!”
“She is so talented at such a young age!”
The scholars gathered here one after another, either giving fervent comments or expressing sincere admiration. They were really infatuated with each other. The customers in the Danyan embroidery house all went out to join in the fun. Even though they couldn’t figure out where the painting was, they still felt that it was a marvelous work. It would be great if others agreed!
“Mr. Meng, do you want to sell this embroidery? I’ll give you five hundred taels of silver! “Someone shouted.
“Five hundred? You’re just a beggar! I’ll give you one thousand! “
“I offer one thousand five hundred!”
“Stop arguing. I’ll give you five thousand!”A wealthy businessman from the capital squeezed away from the crowd and said urgently.
Meng Zhong shook the teacup in his hand with a smile, as if he was sitting on a fishing platform. Seeing that the price had reached eight thousand and no one followed up for a long time, he slowly stood up and said, “I didn’t intend to sell this work. Since this guest likes it so much, I will persuade my sister to give it up.”
“Thank you, Mr. Meng. I don’t have enough cheques with me. I’ll ask the servant to fetch them. Please wait a moment.”As soon as the rich finished speaking, he waved his hand, and several strong men like iron towers carried broadswords and squeezed out of the crowd. The hooligans who had planned to buy these cheques immediately gave up the idea.
Seeing that her business had been messed up by Meng Zhong, Du Ruyan was furious.
Staring at the horse painting for a while, Lin Dan said slowly, “I happen to have embroidered a new one. When they finish the auction, we can hang it out so that we can have a good time.”[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]