Hi, guys! This is chapter seven! I’ve decided to post the chapter every weekend. So Enjoy! \( O v O )/
“Today, I heard the dog wardens said that you taught them to read a book also teaching them some words, that’s why, I thought of inviting you to teach the children in our village to study some words,” saying that, Yang Zhu gave Ning Meng Yao an expectant gaze.
Ning Meng Yao became stunned. So that’s why… When she taught those children how to read words, she was only doing it because of some interest. Now, the village head wanted her to teach the village children some words, this…
“Village head, I…..”
“Girl, do you have any difficulty?”
Ning Meng Yao felt a little helpless, “I’m afraid I will tarry their future.”
“This is no worries; we have no intention of letting them join the examination, only wanting them to know words. Having more skill means having more future opportunities for living,” Yang Zhu replied once he hears Ning Meng Yao’s concern.
Ning Meng Yao pondered over it and finally nodded her head in agreement, “If their families agreed then I am willing to teach them, but I can only teach them read and write, also counting, but if they want to pass the imperial examination, they better go attend the standard school.”
Ning Meng Yao had her own reasons to agree. When she came to this village, she always trying to find an opportunity to blend in the village but the opportunity never came. This was the best chance she had although it would waste much of her time.
Yang Zhu’s old face was laughing as he nodded continuously, “Good, good, then I will represent the village children to thank you.” He proceeded to bend his waist to give Ning Meng Yao a salute but she helped him up.
“Village head, are you doing this to put wrinkles on me? You are an elder, how can there be a common sense of you giving me a salute?” Ning Meng Yao frowned at him.
“Hehe, good. You also need not call me village head, just call me uncle,” Yang Zhu said buoyantly.
“Alright then, uncle.”
“Ai, I will tell this news to the rest.” After saying this, he jolted out the door happily, leaving Yang Le Le to stay at Ning Meng Yao’s place.
“Yao Yao, my dad is like this, don’t you mind him,” Yang Le Le rubbed her nose as she said awkwardly.
Ning Meng Yao lightly shook her head, “It’s alright, it is good that White Mountain Village has a village head like him.”
Yang Le Le’s face became happy. She was happier if there’s someone who praised her father rather than her, but then she thought of something and frowned slightly.
“Yao Yao, do you know why we know you taught the dog wardens some words?” Yang Le Le suddenly opened her mouth.
Ning Meng Yao also felt weird, “Why?”
“It’s because of Yang Xiu Er,” Yang Le Le said unhappily.
Ning Meng Yao felt a bit unexpected, “Her? What did she do?”
Seeing that Ning Meng Yao asked her, Yang Le Le told her what Yang Xiu Er did.
Ning Meng Yao let out a scornful smile. Yang Xiu Er was that kind of person. In this short time knowing her, Ning Meng Yao already realized, that was why she was not upset when such a thing happened. To her, Yang Xiu Er did a good job because this way, she could assimilate into the village faster.
“That’s right, Yao Yao, how much do you plan on charging the fee?” Yang Le Le thought of this out of the blue. Just now, her father did not even ask before he ran out, really making people felt helpless.
“I don’t plan on charging any fee, I only taught them words leisurely, I’m also not lacking a small amount of money,” Ning Meng Yao lightly shook her head. She did not rely on this fee to eat, but such amount of money was truly precious to the villagers. It may even be the amount they could munch on for a long time for month.
The gaze Yang Le Le directed at Ning Meng Yao was a bit complicated. She knew Ning Meng Yao well, but seeing her like this made Yang Le Le felt ashamed.
“Yao Yao, it’s good that I’m able to know you.”
“I want to go to the town tomorrow morning; do you want to go along with me?” Ning Meng Yao looked at Yang Le Le and asked, she remembered that Yang Le Le’s embroidery was likely finished.
Yang Le Le nodded her head, “I want to go. My embroidery is all done and I wanted to sell it then buy some things to bring back home. When that time comes, Yao Yao, you help me draw some flower patterns, alright?”
“When it’s time, you just take it here. That’s right, is there a carpenter in the village?” Ning Meng Yao suddenly thought that the chairs and tables in the house won’t be enough. She wanted to teach them words so she should prepare everything first.
“I know, you come with me.”
Both of them walked to the village but they didn’t see anyone until they walked in front of Yang Le Le’s house where there were many people crowding it. The flock of crowd carried discussions and they heard that they were talking about the matter of Ning Meng Yao agreeing to teach the children how to count and write.