“Shut up!” Shiyi only felt that the man who was talking was too loud, and the fish were scared away by his noise.
When Song Dawei was reprimanded by her, his face changed a few times, but in the end, he suppressed the fire that was surging within him and said with a smile, “Okay, okay, I won’t say anything. I won’t say anything.” Don’t get mad at me, young lady. “
Coincidentally, after the man shut up, a fish quickly swam past Shiyi’s eyes. Shiyi quickly submerges the stick into the water. The next second, a fish was inserted into the stick.
Song Dawei was stunned by this scene. He looked at the “delicate” Shiyi incredulously, as if his eyes were hallucinating.
Shiyi pulled the fish out of the stick and put it in a puddle of water on the side of the road. Then she continued to stare into the water with her stick. She wanted to catch another one so that she could eat two.
Shiyi’s face was indifferent. She ignored Song Dawei and was preoccupied with fishing in the river. Though Shiyi ignored him, he didn’t feel bad at all. On the contrary, he felt that she was different from the woman he had met. At first glance, she didn’t look like an ordinary woman. She was especially stunning.
Song Dawei swallowed his saliva, and the desire in his eyes grew even stronger. He thickened his face and said, “Young lady, I don’t know your name yet. As you can see, we are all from the same village. Our paths will cross regularly, and when we meet in the future, it won’t be good if I don’t know your name when we both say hello to each other. So, young lady, tell me your name.
Shiyi originally didn’t want to pay attention to this person, but this person refused to ignore her and started chattering continuously with no sign of giving up—he was really annoying. Ignoring him seems like it won’t work today.
Shiyi turned around and smiled at Song Dawei. “My name can’t be told easily, but…”
Song Dawei saw a play and hurriedly asked, “But what?”
Shiyi pointed to the river. I like to eat fish. If you can catch three big fish for me before dark, I’ll tell you my name. “
Three big fish? Song Dawei had never been down the river to catch a fish. He was a little confused, but when he thought that Shiyi had just caught a big fish at once, he was very relaxed. He felt that he was a big man and could not be worse than a little woman. It was easy to catch three big fish in less than half an hour.
So he promised confidently, “OK, no problem. We have an agreement that you will tell me your name as long as I catch 3 big fish. “
Shiyi simply nodded, “As long as you catch it, I won’t break my promise.”
Song Dawei looked confident. “That’s a deal, young lady. Just wait for me. “
Shiyi smiled and put away her stick. She turned around, picked a lotus leaf from the river, put it on the ground, sat on the leaf, and began to look at Song Dawei.
Song Dawei became so excited when the beauty looked at him. He felt that he was full of strength. As soon as he took off his shoes and rolled his trouser legs, he went down the river. He bent down, following the example of other people who were catching fish. His hands’ position looked like he was about to pounce and grab something while his eyes were dead set on the river, and it looked like he was ready to jump up at any time.
The posture is similar, but it’s just an empty handle. When a fish swam past him, he saw it and immediately threw himself down. Unexpectedly, he not only grabbed an empty space but also stumbled and almost fell into the water. And the fish have long disappeared.
Song Dawei’s face stiffened. He looked at Shiyi and smiled, “Hehe, I didn’t pay attention just now. I’ll focus this time and catch it. “
Shiyi nodded noncommittally.
Song Dawei licked his lips and clenched his palms. He bent lower and stared at the water. Song Dawei vowed to catch it, or he would lose face today. He must not make a fool of himself in front of the lovely young lady.
But somehow, the more anxious he was, the worse his performance was. After waiting for a while, he didn’t see the shadow of the fish. Song Dawei was secretly worried and began to sweat on his forehead.
Seeing this, Shiyi picked up a lotus leaf from the river and put it on her head. On the other hand, she took the lotus leaf to fan the wind. She was not in a hurry. She looked easygoing.
After waiting for a long time, when Song Dawei’s waist was stiff and his whole body was uncomfortable, a fish finally swam past him. Song Dawei was happy and rushed down with all his strength. This dive was completely aggressive. As a result, because he kept the posture of bending down and lowering his head in the water for too long, his body was inflexible and, at the same time, his momentum was too strong, and his hand could only touch the fish’s body. But the fish was too slippery, so the fish slipped away directly from his hand. As a result, he couldn’t hold back his strength, fell into the water, and hit a large amount of water. Fortunately, Shiyi blocked it with the lotus leaves, otherwise, she would be full of water.
Song Dawei flopped in the water several times and drank mouthfuls of water before he climbed out of it, but his wretched look was really embarrassing.
Shiyi shook her head and asked Song Dawei in the water, “I don’t think you can do it. If you can’t catch it, come up. “
It’s unbearable for any man to be told “no” by an interesting girl. At this time, even if it’s not possible for him to catch it, it’s necessary to do it.
Song Dawei clenched his teeth and squeezed out a sentence, “Well, who said I can’t? The fish just slipped into my hand. I can catch it. “
Shiyi smiled and nodded, “Really? Then you work hard. I believe you can. “
Song Dawei took a deep breath and encouraged himself. He didn’t believe that a little woman could easily catch fish, but he couldn’t. He must be very skilled. Just try a few more times.
After thinking, Song Dawei once again bent over and lowered his head, staring at the water with full concentration.
Song Dawei is the son of the village head’s family. His family is very well off. In addition, the village head’s family has three generations of a single biography. In Song Dawei’s generation, his mother had given birth to five daughters before she could give birth to Song Dawei. One can imagine how much the family loved their son, Song Dawei. So, ever since he was a child, he had never experienced hardship and was spoiled rotten by his family. Even if they were busy with farming and short on manpower, they didn’t let him work in the field, not even once. Therefore, it could be said that this man’s shoulders and hands cannot be lifted. It means that he can’t carry a burden and can’t hold anything. describes a person who lacks physical exercise. In addition, he likes to go to the flower house to have a drink with the female entertainers. Half of his body was hollowed out at a young age, and his whole body was nothing but a false frame.
Shiyi knew the man’s physical condition the first moment she saw him. She knew he couldn’t catch any fish at all. At most, he could catch one and a half by chance. However, Shiyi didn’t expect that the man had no luck and couldn’t even see the shadow of a fish for half a day. Shiyi looked bored and dozed off, and her stomach grunted. Shiyi remembered that she hadn’t eaten at noon and had stayed by the river until now.
She quickly looked at the sun and found that the sun had slanted to the west and was beginning to set.
Shiyi was startled. Has she been in a daze for so long? She looked at Song Dawei, who was in the water again. His whole body was wet and his hair was covered with a lot of water plants. Song Dawei stood in the water, dejected and wilted, as if he hadn’t eaten for three years. He was pitiful and funny.
Shiyi was not in the mood to stay here anymore. She stood up and patted her clothes, picked up her fish, and planned to go.
“Hey, young lady, don’t go—” Song Dawei shouted into the water.
Shiyi looked back and raised her eyebrows. “The sun is going down. You didn’t catch one. “
Song Dawei’s face turned blue and white. He felt that he had lost all his face. Dawei didn’t expect that he really hadn’t caught one for a long time. Obviously, the young lady poked at her first try. He was not as good as the little woman.
Song Dawei didn’t want to lose face in front of Shiyi and reluctantly came up with an excuse, “I… I’m not feeling well today, so I don’t have strength.” I’ll have more strength when you wait for me to go back and have a rest. I’ll be able to catch it this time. “
Shiyi shrugged. But I just want to catch fish today. I don’t want to see it tomorrow.” Then she turned and left.
Song Dawei’s face became more ugly. Seeing that Shiyi was really leaving, he hurried to climb onto the shore. Unfortunately, his clothes were full of water and he had no strength. He attempted to climb ashore several times before he could do it. When he was out of the river, there was no figure of Shiyi.
Shiyi was happily walking back with the big fish she had caught when she saw Yang Shifeng running towards her halfway from the house.
Yang Shifeng was anxious and scared. He was relieved when he saw Shiyi and grabbed Shiyi’s sleeve. “Shiyi, where have you been?”
“Are you back from hunting?” Shiyi asked.
Yang Shifeng pursed his lips. “Well, I’ve been back for a while. When I got home, I found out that you were not there. You didn’t eat the steamed bun in the pot. I couldn’t find you everywhere, so I was very anxious. “
Yang Shifeng’s forehead was covered with sweat, and most of his clothes were wet with sweat. When he came back, he found that Shiyi was missing, and there was still a steamed bun in the pot. Looking at the untouched steamed bun, it means she didn’t eat at noon. Shifeng was in a hurry, but he didn’t know where Shiyi was. Shifeng didn’t even have time to drink water, so he went out to find someone directly. He hasn’t found her for half an hour.
He was in a panic and couldn’t help wondering if Shiyi had left in silence. Then he began to regret it. She wouldn’t have left if only he had promised Shiyi to take her with him.
Yang Shifeng’s heart was in turmoil when Shiyi’s figure appeared in front of him, and at that moment, his heart was inexpressibly excited, as if hope had come after despair.
Shiyi didn’t expect that she would forget the time for a moment, which made him anxious. In the past, she was alone, so no one would have worried about her. She left whenever she wanted. Shiyi was used to this lifestyle. For a moment, Shiyi forgot that she had to go back. As a result, she made him very worried.
“Sorry, I went to catch fish and forgot the time.” Shiyi raised the fish in her hand and showed it to Yang Shifeng.
Yang Shifeng reached for the fish in Shiyi’s hand and didn’t want to say anything about what she had done. As long as she was still there, then it was fine.
Shifeng took her home. “Don’t forget to say where you want to go next time. Let’s go back. You didn’t eat at noon, right? Are you hungry? “
Shiyi covered her stomach and nodded honestly. She was indeed very hungry now. Her stomach was growling.
Yang Shifeng took her home quickly and warmed the steamed bun in the pot for her, “Come on, eat a steamed bun to cushion your stomach. I’ll cook dinner now. What would you like to eat? “
Shiyi took the steamed bun in one hand and gnawed on it, pointing at the fish with the other, saying, “Eat the fish, it will go bad tomorrow.”
Yang Shifeng nodded unreservedly, “OK, we will eat fish tonight. Yesterday we ate braised fish. Today I’ll make sweet and sour fish. “
Shiyi didn’t know what sweet and sour fish was, but she knew that it must be delicious, so she nodded without hesitation.
At this time, Yang Shifeng suddenly remembered something. He ran to the table in the hall and handed Shiyi several herbs he picked up from the mountain. Shiyi, this is the herb I picked when I went up the mountain. I searched for an herb that matched your description. I picked all the herbs that looked like them. Does any of these herbs I picked match the two herbs you want?”
Shiyi picked through several herbs and found that there were really only the two kinds she wanted. She quickly picked them out, “These are the two herbs I want.”
Yang Shifeng was happy after knowing that he had picked the right Shiyi was looking for. “Shiyi, can you cure my grandfather’s legs with these two herbs?”
Shiyi nodded. “Of course, I’ll prepare these two herbs later, and then I can start the treatment.”
“Shiyi, thank you so much!”
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Hello, I'm Lucia, and I love novels with themes from the 70s, 80s, and ancient eras. Therefore, I will mainly focus on translating novels from these time periods. If you have any recommendations for novels you'd like me to read and translate, please don't hesitate to send me a direct message on my Discord. Thank you!