After that, Lin Jingyuan began to memorize The Analects of Confucius seriously. He not only memorized it but also understood the meaning behind the words and sentences! He didn’t want to see Sister Feilu anymore before he managed to memorize the whole book. Otherwise, he would lose the last bits of his dignity!
Since Lin Jingyuan hadn’t come, Lin Feilu had more freetime. Lin Zhanyuan hadn’t played with his little sister lately, so Lin Feilu had to coax him for a long time. Lin Zhanyuan finally made a request: “I want to eat the dates from Qingpei Garden, then I will forgive my little sister!”
Last time when she passed by Qingpei Garden, she picked a few jujubes. She didn’t expect that Lin Zhanyuan had been thinking about it for so long. Lin Feilu smiled and patted his head: “Okay, little sister will pick them for you. Be good and wait.”
Lin Zhanyuan grinned foolishly.
As the late autumn approached, the weather was getting colder. Lin Feilu put on the white velvet cloak Xiao Lan had sewn for her and went out to pick dates.
There were many fruit trees planted in Qingpei Garden. In autumn, it was filled with many fruits hanging heavily from the tree branches. The concubines in the palace liked to send people here to pick some fresh fruits. When Lin Feilu entered from the small arch, she suddenly heard the voice of someone crying beneath the corner of the courtyard walls.
She was not some kind of busybody. At first, she thought that it was probably just a eunuch or palace maid who got scolded, so she went straight to the garden to pick the red dates. By the time she was about to leave the garden, that voice was still crying and sobbing, as if it didn’t dare to be heard. There was no need to mention how pitiful it sounded.
Lin Feilu came out of the small arch and couldn’t help but glanced at the direction of the sound.
There was a small figure squatting behind the grasses that were as tall as half a half an adult’s height. That person was dressed in fancy clothes, unlike servants.
She thought about it for a moment and decided to walk over.
She stepped on the flowers and fallen leaves, making a rustling sound. The man behind the grass heard the sound and turned around: “Who?!”
Lin Feilu pushed aside the grass and saw a very handsome young boy. He held a white little rabbit in his arms. His eyes were red like a rabbit from crying too much. His face was full of tears and he looked pitiful.
Lin Feilu knelt down and asked, “What are you crying for?”
The young boy seemed to be embarrassed because he was found crying secretly. He wanted to make a fierce expression. However, he was not a villain by nature and he had just been found crying so he was helpless. No matter how pitiful he looked, he could only pretend to be indifferent and turned his head to hide his annoyance: “None of your business.”
Lin Feilu could understand the character of this young boy in one glance. She was not annoyed. She smiled and touched the rabbit in his arms: “Did you raise this rabbit? It’s so cute.”
The little boy’s body trembled slightly and the tears that had stopped were about to come out again. He gritted his teeth and held back. His expression was very sad.
Lin Feilu looked at him for a moment and then asked softly, “What’s the matter?”
Not far from there, the sounds of palace maids talking and laughing gradually approached. The boy’s face changed and he made a gesture to keep her voice down. Lin Feilu nodded and squatted next to the boy, so the grass covered both of them. The palace maids went towards Qingpei Garden and left after picking some fruits.
No one said anything during this period, just two pairs of eyes looking at each other. When the voices disappeared, the boy gloomily looked at her and asked, “Who are you?”
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