Chapter 103: Picking Peaches To Eat (3)
Everyone immediately quieted down and looked towards the source of the voice.
It was Zhou Xiaoxiao who stood behind Yu Xingzhi, eating a peach.
Seeing that everyone glanced at her, she awkwardly took the peach out of her mouth and wiped it, saying, “There’s another way.”
Although Zhou Xiaoxiao was frequently with Yu Xingzhi, she never said anything during a military meeting.
Therefore, someone said unhappily, “A guard dares to…”
Cheng Shizhao and Yu Xingzhi stopped them at the same time and said to Zhou Xiaoxiao, “Continue.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao touched her nose and said, “I climbed to the top of the mountain from the left valley today and I noticed a gradual slope behind it. It leads from the northwest to straight into the city.”
Meng Zhongtian said, “Brother Zhou, the north valley contains sheer cliffs and precipitous rock faces. It’s extremely hard to climb over it and we brought our brothers to search through that area multiples times. Yet, there are no pathways leading up the mountain, so how did you find the path?”
Zhou Xiaoxiao said, “It is…is a bit difficult to climb. But as long as one person can climb it and suspend themselves on the mountain and strengthen the rope ladder, it should work out especially if you pick some nimble brothers.”
Cheng Shizhao said, “Why’d you go and climb that for no reason?”
Zhou Xiaoxiao raised the half-eaten peach in her hand awkwardly.
Everyone understood. “He went to pick peaches to eat.”
The next morning, Cheng Shizhao and Yu Xingzhi personally picked 500 nimble and strong men.
They arrived under the left valley and raised their heads to see the 1,000 feet tall mountain that goes straight into the clouds.
The surface was clear and smooth with little to no space to climb up.
Even cranes may not be able to fly over it; the apes would have to climb gradually too…
At the tip of the mountain, one could see the branches of a peach tree faintly hovering over. It had a lot of leaves and one could vaguely see the countless peaches hanging on the branches.
Everyone was thinking: how are they going to climb up this mountain?
They watched as Zhou Xiaoxiao reached towards a small pouch hung on her waist and grabbed a handful of plant ash, rubbing her hands with it.
Then she grabbed onto a caved in part of the mountain and slightly borrowed some strength, immediately climbing up quickly as if she was a gecko.
She climbed a dozen meters up and then suspended herself between the crack of the mountain, resting a bit. After that, she borrowed strength from the mountain and then climbed another dozen meters up.
Everyone glanced at how her figure became smaller and smaller, merging with the clouds. Their hearts were in their throats.
They were all thinking that if she accidentally missed and fall down, she would’ve become a meat patty. This person dared to climb this mountain just to eat a peach; what a bizarre and extraordinary person.
Zhou Xiaoxiao climbed to the top of the mountain and grabbed a branch that was drooping down, pulling as hard as she could. Right then, she soared in the sky like a bird and flew above the cliff.
Everyone sucked in a cold breath.
They watched as Zhou Xiaoxiao had rolled over and got on the tree, hugging a thick branch and waving happily towards the bottom.
Cheng Shizhao felt his heart had gone on a roller coaster and he clutched his chest, sighing. “Xingzhi, Xingzhi, where did you find this precious treasure?”
Yet, Yu Xingzhi didn’t answer him. He raised his head and kept his gaze trained on Zhou Xiaoxiao’s figure, his body stiffened. It seemed like he was getting ready to catch her at any moment.
Zhou Xiaoxiao untied a layer of thin rope around her and tied it to a small rock, gradually throwing it to the bottom.
There was naturally someone catching the rope on the bottom and connected it to a thick layer of rope.
Zhou Xiaoxiao pulled the rope and fastened it to a sturdy tree trunk on the top of the mountain.
Then, she used this rope to create a rope ladder as well.
After that, nimble men climbed up the mountain with the assistance of the rope ladder and on their way up, they used stone nails to keep the rope ladder on the mountain.
The people climbing up had done so quickly and there were countless rope ladders in moments.
500 warriors silently climbed up the left valley along the rope ladder.
Yu Xingzhi rolled up his sleeves and got ready to climb when Cheng Shizhao stopped him.
“Xingzhi? You’re actually going to lead the army to launch a sneak attack?”
Yu Xingzhi said, “If Xiaoxiao can go, how could I not go?”