Chapter 75: The Subtlety of Taoism Is Unique and Special
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
“She is my sister,” Wang Yao said to the eagle with a smile.
The eagle waved wings for a while and then it calmed down, showing it understood.
“You’ve even raised an eagle!” Wang Ru looked at the eagle and said surprisingly.
“No. It was injured, and I just helped it,” Wang Yao explained.
“So the bandage?”
“I wrapped it.”
“You could even wrap it?”
“Yes. It was reluctant at the beginning, but it is good now.” Wang Yao smiled.
He was nearly injured when he tried to wrap it the first time.
“How could you do that?” asked Wang Ru curiously. Wang Ru thought that eagle seemed to deem him as its master. She had seen so many pet raisers, but it was her first time seeing an eagle raised as a pet even though she knew it existed from the internet.
“Let it feel your kindness.”
“Kindness?” Wang Ru was confused. Then she showed the eagle a nice smile.
“Eagle, let me touch you and I will give you meat.” She stretched out her hand when she said it.
The eagle opened its wings and stared closely at Wang Ru. It opened its mouth slightly.
Woof, woof, woof. San Xian barked at Wang Ru.
“Ah. San Xian, what do you want?”
“Sister, I think you don’t get me.” Wang Yao kneaded his forehead. He thought his sister was being silly.
“What? I have been kind!”
“Are you kidding me? Even San Xian knows that you are being hypocritical. Do you think that animal is a fool? You are a bad actor; you should practice more.”
“Fine. Show me your kindness then, please.”
“Hey. It is okay.” Wang Yao smiled and got close to the eagle. He said nothing as he stretched out his hand to touch its feathers. The eagle did not protest or attack him but instead, enjoyed the touch. Wang Ru was astonished.
“See, it is so easy.”
Wang Ru tried, but she still could not remove his alertness. Wang Yao had fed it for days and he even changed the bandages for it. It was not that easy for a stranger to get the recognition of a wild beast.
Finally, Wang Ru lost patience and she gave up. Then, she went to the cottage.
“Serve me some good tea.”
“A cup of good tea—good Qimen black tea with the good smell,” Wang Ru reminded. “It is really good tea.” Although she had drunk it more than once, she still felt good when she had it.
“Ah. Others should drink good tea to enjoy life. The rich are so different. I am not talking about you, though.” She refuted her brother in the end.
“Just see the good, and not the bad,” Wang Yao said quietly to himself. He was talking about his brazen sister.
“Why do you read these books every day?” Wang Ru took a book from the desk—Zhuangzi.
“They are treasures,” said Wang Yao with a smile.
“Treasures? What kind of treasures? Gold houses or beauty?” Wang Ru read the book and she found that there was some ancient Chinese prose inside. She was impressed by some of them.
“It is artistic conception, Taoism,” said Wang Yao.
“I know the former one, but what is the latter?” Wang Ru looked at her brother surprisingly. “Are you brainwashed by these books?”
“I do not understand them comprehensively, but I feel at peace with these books. I do learn something from them,” explained Wang Yao.
“I think you must be bewitched,” Wang Ru said. “We don’t read these kinds of books. I should burn them.” Wang Ru took all of these books away as she spoke.
“No. Don’t do that!” Wang Yao was annoyed.
“They’re only about peace and understanding!” Wang Ru argued.
“Sis, stop fooling around. Hurry up and go back home to cook dinner.” Wang Yao took the books back and pushed Wang Ru out of the cottage.
Suddenly, she stared at Wang Yao with bright eyes.
“Sis, what do you want?” Wang Yao felt a bad sensation, suddenly.
“I heard from Mom that you can throw a 50-kilogram millstone easily. Show me,” said Wang Ru excitedly.
Of course! Wang Yao thought he was trapped.
“Unfortunately, there are no millstones here.”
“You can throw a rock.” Wang Ru would not give up. In her eyes, this was so much cooler than acrobatics and circus.
“None?” Wang Ru looked around and then she found a boulder soon. It was average size, but it couldn’t be moved by even two people. “How about that one.”
“The stone is rooted into the ground, so I am sorry,” said Wang Yao.
“You just have a try. Hurry up.” Wang Ru bent down and pushed the stone excitedly. The stone was really rooted into the ground, so she could not move it.
Wang Yao went to that stone and raised his hands. He took a breath as the Qi ran through his body. Then he yelled, “Ha”. Wang Ru was scared but the stone was still.
“You see, I told you. I could not push it.”
“Ah! You disappoint me. I’ll leave then.” Wang Ru was disappointed. Suddenly, she stopped. “You come home and have a meal, then show me your power.”
Wang Yao sighed.
You deserve to be single for all these bad ideas.
When his sister left, he pressed on the stone and ran his Qi through it. He tried so hard to press on that position. Then, the stone was broken, and his cut through the middle easily, leaving scattered pieces of the stone all around.
Wang Yao brought back his palm slowly.
Natural Classics is so subtle.
At lunch, Wang Ru still remembered and she pushed Wang Yao to show her his power. Finally, she was scolded by their parents.
“What if it is known by others? Your brother would be deemed a monster or even reported to the police?!” said Zhang Xiuying.
“Look at you, you are almost 30 years old but you still look act like a child. You look silly—unlike a lady. Who would want to marry you?!”
Having been scolded, Wang Ru became quiet.