Chapter 124: Dog Biting Dog (1)
The next morning, everyone went to the Nancheng county market after finishing breakfast.
They maintained the tradition of going to the market by going there every first and fifteenth day of the month. The market was pretty big and almost all of the villagers from the nearby villages would come over.
Qiao Moyu slept well last night and woke up early this morning. She didn’t put on any makeup and just casually braided her long hair into two braids. From the back, she looked like a young lady who grew up in the mountains.
Qin Qianqian smiled at her, “Moyu, are you trying to look more down to earth? You better wear a flowery dress because if you do, young men from ten li and eight villages away will definitely go crazy for you!”
The two friends found a spot by the corner and spread the already prepared oilpaper cloth on the ground. They placed two small cushions and began to sell garland flowers. On the other side, Xing Wanshuang looked at Qiao Moyu in disdain.
She had really thought Qiao Moyu had a backup plan but who would’ve known that she was really going to sell garland flowers?
Xing Wanshuang planned to win with Qiao Ruohuan’s group. Qiao Ruohuan would obviously have Xing Yichen on her side, so she wanted to have Ye Peicheng assist her group in winning, she wanted to see what Qiao Moyu and Qin Qianqian would do without someone assisting them!
Xing Wanshuang opened the box carefully. She was very lucky yesterday and discovered a few dozen of caterpillar fungus.
This was 100% good stuff, nothing else could compare to this!
Yesterday, she gave the caterpillar fungus to Qiao Ruohuan to see. She wanted to give the caterpillar fungus to her so that Qiao Ruohuan’s group would place first, but Qiao Ruohuan smiled and said it was no big deal because it was a fair competition. Either way, Xing Wanshuang was certain that she wouldn’t place last.
Xing Wanshuang knew that the walnuts Qiao Ruohuan had picked were in good condition, so she didn’t insist that she take her caterpillar fungus. She thought that if she really wanted to place first, she could have both the male guest to assist her; but she will definitely leave her brother for Qiao Ruohuan.
At the beginning of the market, there weren’t that many people but soon many villagers from nearby rushed over.
Some people wanted to sell goods while others merely came to purchase materials for their house. As a result, the items in the market were all the same. Qiao Moyu and the others were by the miscellaneous goods section.
A group of people passed by and smiled when they saw Qiao Moyu’s garland flowers, “Young lady, are you selling the garland flower? It’s very beautiful!”
Qiao Moyu replied, “Aunty, my garland flowers aren’t ordinary because I only sell it to single men and women. I don’t sell it to people like you who live sweetly with your husband.”
Aunty smiled deeply, “Young lady is very sweet! But why do you only sell to single men and women?”
Qiao Moyu immediately revealed a mysterious expression, “This is because these are lucky garland flowers. After you wear them, you will have great luck with the opposite gender!”
“The young ladies now really know how to speak.” Aunty smiled and shook her head.
“Aunty, you must believe this. You’ll know once you turn around.” Qiao Moyu said, “Plus, my garland flowers recognize their owners so it will bring good luck to whoever buys it. Others will be envious but there is no use in stealing and trying to wear it.”
The aunty obviously didn’t believe Qiao Moyu’s boasting, she turned around to look at the other booths.
Her old man liked to play with walnuts, so her eyes brightened when she saw the walnuts displayed in front of Qiao Ruohuan’s booth.
Although walnuts needed to be air-dried and slightly waxed before it could be played with, the few pairs in front of Qiao Ruohuan were freshly picked and in extremely good condition.
Especially the pair of walnuts which looked almost exactly the same, many stopped to look at this.
Actually, customer could just buy fresh walnuts and air-dry it at home, but they didn’t realize that. Another alternative is to bring these to a specialized store to have them air-dried and waxed if they desired. The walnuts that were air-dried and waxed were worth much more on the market and many of them sold for tens of thousands of dollars.
Aunty asked, “Maiden, how are you planning to sell the walnuts?”
Realizing that this aunty came from Qiao Moyu’s both, an uneasily detected cold smile passed by the bottom of Qiao Ruohuan’s eyes.