Chapter 138: Who Repairs the Canal Rules Under All Heavens (1)
Frantic footsteps rang in every direction and there were numerous guards everywhere! Gong Jue quickly darted into a small tent. A woman inside was about to scream when Gong Jue struck her, causing her to faint before dragging her to a corner.
Footsteps soon rushed over and a man fiercely opened the flap. He urgently asked, “Did any of you see anyone suspicious?!”
A young girl was frightened and lowered her head, “No…”
Seeing her timid appearance, the man was also too lazy to ask and went over to the next tent.
Gong Jue listened tensely and confirmed that he left before standing up and dragging the woman out from under the bed.
The hierarchy in Lou Ye was very clear and could be seen from the clothes worn. Civilians could only wear dark blue, dark green, black, gray, and other darker colors. The higher the status, the brighter the clothes, and the most noble color was gold, the color of the sun.
He untied his hair and let it cover his face just now. Furthermore, he was young, he didn’t have that cold appearance just yet. He also quickly put on some women’s clothes. It was slightly amazing, plus, the color of his clothes was light purple.
However, the woman in this tent lived in the most remote tent. You could see that she was part of the entertainment field.
There seemed to be a fire in Gong Jue’s eyes. The corner of his mouth curled up and he looked meaningfully at the woman in front of him.
The woman woke up, but before she even had time to scream, her mouth was covered by Gong Jue. He revealed a pure smile. Those black jade-like eyes seemed to flicker in the candlelight in the small tent.
“Do you want to make a deal?”
The digging of the canal was still ongoing. However, since the rumors were growing bigger and bigger, it made even Gong Yi Mo who had nerves of steel feel a sense of danger.
She couldn’t help but use gunpowder more carefully and reduce the firepower. She performed a few times which made those people who came randomly disappointed. They felt that the rumors were exaggerated, undeserving of its reputation.
But things still needed to get done. She looked up into the eyes of the behemoth ship in front of her with excitement. What a beautiful ship wrapped in a layer of steel! Gong Sheng would definitely like it, right?
She saw that everything on the ship was prepared and had nothing that could really be added. She couldn’t help but hold her chin and think if she should add a magnificent dragon head at the front. Especially since the Emperor seems to like dragons.
Since she thought of it, she should do it. Gong Yi Mo personally took up the knife, sculpting a model for the craftsmen to complete. By that time, an exceedingly luxurious dragon ship would be his birthday present! That old man must’ve never received something like this before!
But the atmosphere outside still slowly tensed up.
Finally, one afternoon, one of Gong Che’s trusted strategists came to find Gong Yi Mo. His face was flustered and he almost tripped as he ran over!
“This is bad!”
Gong Yi Mo put down the model in her hand, slightly frowned and looked at him.
His mouth moved but he couldn’t figure out how to say it. In the end, he only said, “Please go and check out the river quickly!”
Gong Yi Mo heard him and quickly followed. In the end, she found him too slow and used her qinggong to travel towards the river. There were quite a few people gathered there…
“It was said that back when Emperor Wu opened the Yulong River, the day the canal was completed, there was a bronze cauldron found! And now it has been found???”
“Yeah, it’s said that there were words on it too!”
Rumors flew by Gong Yi Mo’s ears and by the time she parted the crowd, Gong Che was already there. The said ancient bronze cauldron was covered. It looked like Gong Che was planning on transporting it.
However, what was the point of shipping it away now?
Gong Yi Mo took a few steps forward. Gong Che couldn’t stop her in time and she ripped away the cover! Sure enough, it was a large, rusty cauldron with three faces. The sides were divided into cow, sheep, and pig heads symbolizing the three sacrificial animals. Furthermore, under the head of the cow, there were a few bold, striking words!
“The one who repairs the canal rules all under the heavens!”