Transmigrated Farmgirl's Scheme to Get Rich - Chapter 132
While Mo Yan was busy working in the workshop, Mo Feng rushed over to her and Mo Ling, saying that there seemed to be something wrong with the goods.
They ran to the storefront, and after seeing it was closed, ran to Ms. Hua’s courtyard. Ms. Liang was sitting there with her back slumped, and Ms. Hua stood to the side. The kitten Wang Wang was lying on the ground, motionless.
“What happened to Wang Wang?”
No one answered her question. Ms. Liang said, “I knew Mo Zenian wouldn’t be kind enough to give us his supply for cheap. He must’ve poisoned the food!”
Mo Yan asked, “How do you know it was poisoned? Did someone eat it?”
Ms. Hua pointed to Wang Wang, “Today, I saw a little jerky had fallen from the basket, so I gave them to it. After eating them, his limbs started twitching and he started foaming at the mouth, just like our old cat who accidentally ate rat poison. I thought there was something wrong with the jerky, so I hurried to the shop and told your mother to stop selling. Otherwise, we might have to face a lawsuit.”
Ms. Liang said mournfully, “We’ve already sold some of his supply. What happens if they die because of it?”
“Did we sell a lot of the goods he gave us?”
“No, I saw our own supply had run out today, so topped it up.”
“Do you still remember who bought from us today?”
Ms. Liang stomped her feet anxiously, “We have so many customers, how can I remember them all!” After that, she seemed to remember something, “Even if someone really died, there’s no evidence it was due to our food, we can just deny it!”
“If someone really poisoned the food on purpose, they’ll definitely try their best to bring disaster to us. There’s no way for us to avoid it.”
It was the first day that the shop started selling Mo Zenian’s supply, and a disaster happened. No matter how you looked at it, this was definitely intentional.
As could be seen from what happened to Mo Zheng, Mo Zenian was a bit stupid, but wasn’t that vicious. He wouldn’t casually poison food and disregard human life.
Also, when Mo Ling was kidnapped, it was Lin Xian’er who came up with the idea, and the Manager Liang who kidnapped them. Mo Zenian just didn’t stop them.
Ms. Liang asked, “Then what? Are we going to wait for the government to arrest us?”
“Instead of waiting for someone to arrest us, it’s better to turn ourselves in. Maybe we can get lighter punishments that way.”
As soon as he heard they might have to go to court, Mo Feng was so frightened he quickly hid behind Ms. Liang, “I had nothing to do with any of this. I only stayed in the shop for a few days. I didn’t bring the goods back, nor did I sell them. I’m not turning myself in.”
Ms. Liang patted her thigh, “I’ll go!”
Lu Junming, Xiao Chuzi, and Zhou Liangsheng entered the yard together, “Don’t turn yourselves in so quickly, the goods might not be poisonous.”
As soon as they finished speaking, Zhao’er led Mr. Cao into the courtyard. He had taken his silver needles with him, and first checked the body of the kitten Wang Wang. It had indeed died of poisoning.
However, neither the beef jerky nor the dried fruit were poisoned.
Ms. Liang asked Mo Feng to go to the shop and bring over the leftover goods for Mr. Cao to check, but he shook his head repeatedly, “No way, what if they’re poisoned! I don’t want to get involved with this in the slightest.”
Mo Ling was so angry that she pushed him hard, “If something happens, all of us will be implicated!” Then, she got the goods from the storefront with help from Chuzi.
Mr. Cao checked those as well, and they weren’t poisonous either.
“Do you have the jerky Wang Wang ate?” Mo Yan asked Ms. Hua.
She pointed back at Wang Wang’s food bowl, “It’s over there.”
Everyone went over and saw the beef jerky left in the cat’s food bowl. After Mr. Cao checked, he confirmed those pieces were poisonous.
It was like someone intentionally tried to poison Wang Wang. It’s just a cat, who’d have a grudge against it? It’s not a big crime, but someone was using it to make trouble.
They were thinking when there was a cry from outside the gate.
The courtyard’s gate was forced open with a bang, and a group of people in mourning clothes poured. A few strong and aggressive men, all holding clubs in their hands, smashed up everything in the yard indiscriminately.
A woman surrounded by the crowd sternly said, “Smash it all! Those bastards poisoned my husband, my husband died in so much pain!”
Lu Junming, Xiao Chuzi, and Zhou Liangsheng stood in front of Mo Yan and Mo Ling, but Mo Feng backed away in fright and hid behind his mother.
They weren’t taken seriously by these people at all. A man tried to hit Lu Junming, but he dodged and tripped the man, who fell on the ground.
The others saw that Lu Junming was capable and didn’t dare to go forward. The recently-widowed woman shouted, “He’s the only one who can fight! Just gang up on him!”
They obviously did their homework before coming here!
The men raised their clubs high, shouting and surrounding Lu Junming. No matter how skilled Lu Junming is, he can’t beat that many people with his bare hands.
Then, Zhao’er yelled loudly, “Brother, take this!”
Lu Junming turned his head slightly, and saw a staff flying towards him. He reached out to catch the stick, blocking the others’ clubs.
Immediately afterwards, he yelled, “Brothers, get out of the way.” Xiao Chuzi and Zhou Liangsheng protected the sisters and retreated. Lu Junming swung the staff in his hand, knocking the men to the ground with just a few blows. Only then did he take a closer look at the staff in his hand, which turned out to be the handle of a shovel.
Seeing they failed, the widow tried her best to cry, “Is there any karma in the world? They killed my husband with poison. We asked for an explanation, and they beat me up!”
As soon as she started howling, a group of onlookers immediately poured in, including Manager Liang of the Shunlai Restaurant.
Seeing them, the widow cried even harder. Her voice was shrill, like a dying pig, and everyone had to cover their ears.
Mo Yan really couldn’t bear to listen anymore. She cleared her throat, raised her voice and said, “Madam, since you are here to seek justice, tell us your demands.”
The widow stopped crying, and even tried to wipe away her tears, but Mo Yan could clearly see that her eyes were fine. There was no redness or swelling.
The woman turned to face the crowd and said, “My husband has been feeling unwell recently. Because medicine is bitter, I bought some candied fruit for him. Who knew their candied fruit was poisonous? My husband died of suffocation two hours after eating their dried fruit.”
Post-translation notes: Who bets the widow was lying and collaborating with Manager Liang?
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