Chapter 57: The Money Should Not Be Touched
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
I hope there won’t be a third person.
By the time Wang Yao hesitated, the two men had escaped.
Good thing he stayed on the hill this night!
Wang Yao looked towards the direction where the two men had run off and decided he must find them. If he didn’t give them a lesson, those people would think he was weak.
The next day, Wang Yao asked his mother to look after the herbal field after he finished breathing exercise. He then drove to town and went directly to the village committee.
Quite a few committee members were in the office and welcomed Wang Yao.
The members were all very clever and capable. Whatever happened in the village, they were the first people to know. They noticed a few strangers came to the village, all of whom who drove luxury cars. They also knew the strangers came for Wang Yao, an extraordinary young man of their village.
Wang Yao was very polite to the members of the committee, after all, they were the elders of the village.
“Yao, what are you doing here?” asked Wang Jianli with a smile.
“Hello, uncle. I promised to give an extra 20 thousand yuan each year to the village according to the terms and conditions in my contract,” said Wang Yao.
“Yes, why do you mention this?” said Wang Jianli.
“Here is 40 thousand yuan for 2 years,” Wang Yao put 40 thousand yuan in cash on the table.
“Well!” Everyone in the office was shocked.
All the other contractors, no matter for the hill or land just tried to escape payment. Wang Yao, on the other hand, made an upfront payment of 400 thousand yuan and voluntarily donated 20 thousand yuan to the village. It was totally up to the committee members to deal with the money. Unlike the other villages, Wang Jia Village had limited resources due to its location. The village was surrounded by hills and the land was worthless. Twenty thousand yuan was a big amount for the village.
“What’s wrong, uncle? You don’t want the money?” asked Wang Yao.
“Yes, thank you for your donation!” laughed Wang Jianli. He indicated to the accountant to take the money.
It was almost the end of the year. Who wouldn’t want some cash.
“Yao, is there anything else?” asked Wang Jianli with a smile.
Wang Jianli was over 40 years old. He had seen a lot of the world and was a smart person. He knew Wang Yao had other business other than delivering 40 thousand yuan, otherwise, Wang Yao wouldn’t have picked today to come.
“I do need a favor,” said Wang Yao.
“What is it? Please sit down,” Wang Jianli pointed out the sofa to Wang Yao.
“I think the public security in the village needs to be improved,” said Wang Yao.
“Why?!” all the members in the room sat up. Obviously, Wang Yao had something important to say.
“What happened?” asked Wang Jianli, whose face changed.
“I’ve found people deliberately destroy my herbal field more than once,” said Wang Yao seriously, “I think the village committee should step in.”
As expected, this is not easy money! thought the members in the room.
The members all knew what had been happening in the village. People were talking about Wang Yao and Nanshan Hill a lot. Some said Wang Yao could make so much money due to good Feng Shui on Nanshan Hill. Anything could grow on Nanshan Hill. The others said Wang Yao not only bought a car, but also bought several properties in the town.
The members of the committee didn’t believe the rumors about Feng Shui. Not everything could grow well on Nanshan Hill previously. They didn’t think Nanshan Hill was only suitable for growing herbs. They did believe that Wang Yao had made quite a lot of money, but not enough to buy several properties in the town. Otherwise, people wouldn’t talk about his suicide attempt after failing to make a living.
Some people were so jealous of Wang Yao that they wanted to make trouble.
The members of the committee had guessed who the troublemakers were. They didn’t intervene because the troublemakers were from the same village and they hadn’t done anything serious. But to destroy the herbal field was a big thing!
“The committee will investigate and let you know the outcome as soon as possible,” said Wang Jianli.
“Okay. I’ll wait for the outcome at home. If it is too hard to investigate, I’ll figure something else out,” said Wang Yao.
Wang Yao left straight away after he made his point.
The members of committee all started to smoke after Wang Yao left. No one talked.
“Don’t keep silent, say something,” said Wang Jianli.
“I don’t think it is right to destroy the herbal field!” said the head of the village.
“I agree with you. It’s already bad enough to be jealous and talk behind people’s back. Now they put their hands on the herbal field!” said the accountant.
“There are not many suspects. Just ask around,” said the head of the defense team.
“Check CCTV first, then ask those suspects one by one. We need to act in a timely manner. Wang Yao is not easy to deal with,” said Wang Jianli.
“Yeah!” said the others in the room.
Wang Yao went back home after his visit to the village committee. He left his car at home and then went up to Nanshan Hill.
“Hi, son, I wanna ask you something,” said Zhang Xiuying as soon as Wang Yao walked in the house.
“What is it?” asked Wang Yao.
“I remember you saying you used bio-fertilizer on the herbs and trees,” said Zhang Xiuying.
“Yes, why?” asked Wang Yao.
“Can you buy some more? The leaves of the trees don’t even fall in winter after you used the bio-fertilizer. I believe it will have the same effect on the crops. Your auntie living on the east side asked me about it,” said Zhang Xiuying. She was proud of her son being so clever. But she didn’t make any promise to anyone as she didn’t want to put her son in a difficult position.
Wang Yao knew he had to make up something again.
The herbal field was a miracle. It was like the moon behind the clouds and gold among the sands. It would shine brilliantly one day.
What kind of story should I tell people then? thought Wang Yao.
“Yao, what are you thinking? I was asking you a question,” asked Zhang Xiuying as soon as she noticed her son was absent-minded.
“Mom, the bio-fertilizer is not cost effective. It costs thousands of yuan to buy a small amount. I just bought some for trial. Soilless cultivation in a greenhouse is more popular these days,” said Wang Yao who thought of a reasonable excuse.
“Gosh! It’s so expensive!” Zhang Xiuying was shocked, “It will cost a fortune to cover one acre of land!”
“It is not only expensive but also in low production due to its high tech nature. Could you keep it to yourself and don’t mention it to anyone else? Otherwise, you’ll put me in a difficult position,” said Wang Yao.
“Sure,” said Zhang Xiuying. She didn’t want to cause any inconvenience to her son. She had decided not to say anything when people questioned.