Chapter 45 – Wild and rebellious

The boss immediately stepped forward and shook my hand.

“Sir, how did you know?”

“I’ve eaten the lion head goose from Tuocheng before…”


The boss widened his eyes, his face full of disbelief.

I guess he must have taken me for a gourmet.

Su Mei and Zou Xiaoxian were also taken aback.

They didn’t expect that I could name the origin.

“How did you know?”

Su Mei couldn’t help but ask me.

“Because I lived in Tuocheng for a year. Almost every meal, I would eat goose liver. When I said this dish was not bad just now, I didn’t mean it was mediocre. I meant I’ve eaten so much goose liver that I’m a bit sick of it…”

My words left the two of them exchanging glances.

Especially Zou Xiaoxian.

She was still sulking, and glared at me fiercely.

Indeed, she felt very aggrieved about losing this round.

But, what I said was indeed the truth.

Tuocheng is a coastal city.

Besides seafood, the most famous dish is smoked goose.

People in Tuocheng also like to gamble.

Back then, several experts from the Dice-listening Sect of the Swindler Sect in Guangdong province chose to hide there.

Master Liu took me to visit them in order for me to truly master the skill of hearing the wind from ten miles away.

Master Liu loves wine, beauty, and good food.

He has a particular fondness for the goose liver of Tuocheng’s lion head goose.

This led to me having to eat it almost every meal.

That year, I indeed learned a lot.

But this goose liver, I was indeed almost sick of it.

I won the gambling round.

But I didn’t want to continue sitting here, looking at Zou Xiaoxian’s gloomy face.

So I made an excuse to smoke and went straight out and downstairs.

The moment the door of the private room closed, I heard Zou Xiaoxian grumbling inside:

“I’m so angry, he even won this. Sooner or later, I’ll turn this around and teach this Chu Liu a lesson…”

I sneered in my heart.

She said I love to gamble.

I admit it.

But I’m a swindler, not a gambling addict.

How could I gamble with her without the assurance of winning?

When I got downstairs, I lit a cigarette.

Standing at the railing, I looked at the river view not far away.

After taking a couple of puffs.

Suddenly, I heard a woman’s voice from behind.

“Master Chu Liu!”

I was startled.

Since learning the Swindler techniques, I can say that my hearing and vision are sharp.

Even the slightest sound around me, I can hear clearly.

But now, this person suddenly appeared behind me.

And I didn’t hear a thing.

Turning around, I felt relieved.

I just didn’t expect.

The person calling me was Little Duo.

Since the last time Old Hei and I chased Little Duo for money and met Old Niu, I hadn’t seen her.

I didn’t expect to run into her here today.

“Why are you here?”

This kind of restaurant is not a good place for the Honor Sect to steal.

Because there aren’t many people here.

“I’ve been following you…”

I was startled again.

This girl had been following me all the way.

And I had no idea.

From this point of view, this girl is indeed an expert of the Honor Sect.

“What’s up?”

I looked at Little Duo and asked indifferently.

This time, Little Duo didn’t dress like a little beggar as she did last time.

Although her clothes were a bit old, they were clean.

Her face was washed, and her hair was tied up.

Little Duo, who showed her true face, made my eyes light up.

I have to admit, she’s a little beauty.

Ordinary thieves usually have shifty eyes.

But her eyes were clear and bright.

Only in her eyes, there was still a wild and rebellious spirit.

“Master Chu Liu, I want to borrow some money from you?”

“How much?”

Although I didn’t ask, I could guess.

She came to borrow money from me, most likely related to Old Niu’s health.

As soon as I asked how much.

Little Duo lowered her head, her voice much quieter.

“Three hundred thousand!”

Three hundred thousand?

I was taken aback.

For me, this is not a small sum.

I’ve been in the world for more than half a year.

Now I only have seventy thousand in savings.

Seeing that I didn’t speak, Little Duo raised her head, looked at me, and said earnestly:

“Don’t worry, Master Chu Liu. I will definitely pay you back as soon as possible. I really have no other way now. In Harbin North, the only people I know are from the Honor Sect, and they don’t have much money. Now the only one who can help me is you…”

“Is Old Niu having health problems?”

My tone was still cold.

Little Duo nodded.

“Yes, he’s in the hospital now…”

“Take me there!”

After calling Su Mei and letting her know.

Little Duo and I went to the hospital.

As soon as we arrived at the hospital, my heart sank.

This hospital is a cancer hospital.

Everyone knows what it means to be here.Little Duo briefly explained the situation to me.

Old Niu had been suffering from constant headaches and overall weakness.

He didn’t want to come to the hospital.

But under Little Duo’s persistent persuasion, he finally agreed to get checked.

Brain tumor!

But it was still uncertain whether it was benign or malignant.

Only after the surgery could we be sure.

On the hospital bed, Old Niu was wearing an oxygen mask.

He was already unconscious.

Little Duo and I stood at the entrance of the ward, watching him through the glass.

At that moment.

I felt a pang of sadness.

Both for Old Niu.

And for Master Liu.

Master Liu was about the same age as Old Niu.

We hadn’t been in touch since we left him.

And he never even gave me his phone number.

As we were watching, a doctor came over.

Looking at Little Duo, he asked with concern:

“Little girl, you must hurry up and prepare the money. This old man can’t delay any longer, his life is in danger at any moment!”

The usually defiant Little Duo was surprisingly obedient at this moment.

She lowered her head and said she understood.

At the hospital entrance.

I called Old Hei.

I asked him to bring his bank card as well.

Little Duo followed me silently, not saying a word.

Before long, Old Hei arrived by car.

As soon as he got out of the car and saw Little Duo behind me, he was taken aback.

Then, he asked me:

“I thought there was a case, what happened?”

I briefly explained Old Niu’s situation.

After I finished, I handed our bank cards to Little Duo.

“There’s a total of one hundred thousand yuan in these two cards. This is all we have, you take it first……”

Little Duo glanced at the bank cards, but she didn’t take them.

Instead, she looked at me with a worried expression and said:

“Master Chu Liu, this, this is not enough……”

Little Duo’s voice was soft, somewhat stuttering.

I knew that for her to say such words.

It must have taken a lot of courage.

After all, we were just acquaintances.

It was already nice of us to help her.

“I know it’s not enough, but that’s all I have!”

Saying this, I put the bank cards in her hand and turned to get in the car.

Little Duo quickly blocked my way.

She looked at me with a pained expression and said anxiously:

“Master Chu Liu! When you last saw Old Niu, you said that we are all one family. Now that Old Niu is in trouble, Master Chu Liu, can you think of a way to help him this time. Regardless of whether Old Niu can survive this crisis. Don’t worry, I will definitely pay you back double in the future!”

Little Duo looked desperate.

I knew that she was speaking from the heart.

Looking at her hopeful eyes, I still shook my head indifferently.

“I’m sorry, this is all I can do!”

I knew.

Some people might think that I was heartless and cold.

But there was no other way.

This was the world.

This was life.

I was not a Bodhisattva, nor a saint.

We were just passing acquaintances, and this was all I could do.

Little Duo’s eyes were red.

But she was very stubborn.

She blocked my way and said again:

“Master Chu Liu, I know I’m asking too much. But I really have nowhere else to go. I’m an orphan, with no parents. Without Old Niu, I would have been food for wild dogs long ago. I must repay Old Niu’s kindness. Master Chu Liu, I know you are a member of The Swindler Sect. Today, I’m not asking you for a loan, I just want to make a bet with you……”

“Betting on what?”

I looked at Little Duo in confusion.

Suddenly, Little Duo turned her delicate hand.

She put two fingers together and placed them on her neck.

This action startled both Old Hei and me.

Others might not know.

But we knew.

Between Little Duo’s fingers was a razor-sharp blade.

With a slight movement of her fingers.

She would definitely bleed on the spot.

“I’m betting on whether I live or die under this knife!”

There was a wild determination in the girl’s eyes.

But my expression became even colder.

“Are you threatening me?”

Little Duo shook her head.

“Do you really think I care about your life or death?”

Little Duo shook her head again.

“I dare not expect Master Chu Liu to care!”

As soon as she finished speaking.

Suddenly, she knelt down in front of me.

“Master Chu Liu, Little Duo knows the rules of The Swindler Sect, the loser must accept the bet. I only have one bet. If Master Chu Liu loses, you will take care of Old Niu for me. If he can’t make it through this crisis, I would like to ask you to find a grave for him, facing south. If he can’t return home in life, let him look at his hometown after death……”

As she spoke, Little Duo was already crying.

I had experienced this feeling of parting life and death before.

And I never dared to forget it.

Suddenly, Little Duo kowtowed to me.

“Bang! Bang! Bang!”

She actually kowtowed three times in a row.

She kowtowed, exerting a lot of force.

When she raised her head again, her forehead was already smeared with blood.

“These three bows are Little Duo’s way of thanking Master Chu Liu on behalf of Grandpa Niu! Master Chu Liu, I bet my life on this round!”

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