First Assistant’s Petite Wife Has Space - Chapter 320 - Chapter 320: Oppressed by his own Wife
Chapter 320: Oppressed by his own Wife
Translator: CokeZero Editor: Rainystars
Outside, Xie Yunjin and Zhao Lingfeng were observing the children when they saw Zhao Yuluo’s reaction.
Xie Yunjin looked at Zhao Lingfeng with a half-smile and a disdainful expression. He wanted to mockingly praise the Zhao family for knowing how to educate their children.
Zhao Lingfeng raised his eyebrows and looked as if he did nothing wrong. He hadn’t taught his daughter anything about embroidery since they had an embroiderer at home. He wondered what kind of class she was taking. Xie Yunjin immediately whispered to Zhao Lingfeng, “Go tell my wife about
Zhao Lingfeng suddenly became speechless. Didn’t he know what kind of person Lu Jiao was? If he dared to say such things to her, his daughter would probably be sent back immediately.
Xie Yunjin was really sinister.
Zhao Lingfeng glared at Xie Yunjin and walked toward the living room. In the living room, Lu Jiao had just finished instructing Qi Lei. She smiled and asked Zhao Lingfeng and Xie Yunjin, “How are the children doing in class?
Zhao Lingfeng didn’t say anything, and Xie Yunjin suddenly spoke up, “Owner Zhao said…”
Zhao Lingfeng knew that Xie Yunjin was trying to tell Lu Jiao about what he had said earlier.
In a panic, Zhao Lingfeng exclaimed loudly, “Lady Lu, I’ve bought you a thousand acres of land. I came here today to give you the land deeds.”
Lu Jiao was immediately interested when she heard this and forgot about Xie Yunjin’s words.
With a deep gaze, Xie Yunjin looked at Lu Jiao and the land deeds in her hand. He realized that without his knowledge, Lu Jiao had already accumulated such a large amount of money. No wonder earlier, when he had given her the eight hundred taels of silver that he had obtained from classmate Han, she had refused. It was because she did not lack a few hundred taels of silver.
Xie Yunjin’s mood became complicated. But Lu Jiao didn’t notice his expression at all.
Lu Jiao took the land deeds that Zhao Lingfeng handed her.
Zhao Lingfeng explained, “Three hundred and sixty acres are near our workshops, and the other several hundred acres are located southeast of the county. They aren’t too far from the county, but there is one problem. All of these fields are currently rented out to tenants. How do you plan to deal with them? Will you continue renting the fields to them or kick them out?”
Lu Jiao wanted to grow medicinal herbs, and she didn’t buy a thousand acres of land just to rent out. If she rented out the land to them, it would be meaningless.
“If they’re willing, I’ll hire them as workers and pay them a monthly salary. In a few years, they can save up enough money to buy their own land.”
The reality was that the life of the tenanted farmers was hard. They had to rent land from the landlords to grow crops, which were heavily reliant on the weather. If the harvest is poor due to a drought year, they can barely maintain their basic needs.
The conditions offered by Lu Jiao were good, and Zhao Lingfeng nodded and said, “Then you need to find someone to manage the fields for you.”
Lu Jiao quickly said, ‘i l have already talked to Lady Xu. Let her stay in the village for a while to manage these fields for me. Later, I will find an honest and reliable person to help me manage my land.”
When it came to Lady Xu, Lu Jiao became excited and said, “After the three workshops start production, I plan to open two stores in the Qinghe District an oil shop and a pharmacy. Lady Xu will be the manager.”
Zhao Lingfeng and Qi Lei were amazed. This woman was really good at making money – treating illnesses to make money, opening workshops to make money, and buying land to make money. The workshops hadn’t even opened yet and she was already planning to open stores. Impressive!
On the other side, Xie Yunjin felt more and more oppressed by his wife. He felt so frustrated that he didn’t say a word for a long time.
Zhao Lingfeng said to Lu Jiao, “If you have time these days, I’ll have someone take you to the fields to get you familiar with where your land is.”
Lu Jiao waved the deeds in her hand happily and said, “Okay!”
As Zhao Lingfeng and Qi Lei saw that it was getting late, they said goodbye and left. Zhao Lingfeng wanted to take his daughter back, so he told Lu Jiao, “I’ll take Yuluo back then.”
After Zhao Lingfeng and Qi Lei left, Lu Jiao asked her younger brother, Lu Gui, to see them out.
In the living room, Xie Yunjin waited for them to leave and then quietly got up to prepare to go to the rented room next door.
Lu Jiao hadn’t heard Xie Yunjin speak all this time, so she turned her head and looked at him strangely.
Xie Yunjin’s expression was somewhat gloomy, and he looked at Lu Jiao with a lonely gaze and said, “I finally know why you didn’t want the few hundred taels of silver I got from classmate Han. It was just too little.”
Lu Jiao suddenly remembered the incident where Xie Yunjin had given her the silver that he had kept with classmate Han.
She felt that it was his money, so she didn’t accept it.
Who knew this guy would become so unhappy because of this?
Lu Jiao didn’t know what to say when she saw him like this, so she could only comfort him and say, “Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. You’re just not good at making money, but you’re good at studying. You’ll definitely become a top scholar in the future, or become a top official. Then I’lI have to look up to you.”
Xie Yunjin, however, didn’t seem to be comforted by Lu Jiao’s words.
“I feel useless, so it’s no wonder you didn’t want my few hundred taels of silver. It’s just too little, it doesn’t matter if you take it or not.”
After Xie Yunjin finished, he stood up to leave. Lu Jiao quickly explained, “It’s not that I don’t want your money, it’s mainly because we…”
Before Lu Jiao could finish, Xie Yunjin had already handed over the silver he had taken from classmate Han and said, “Since you don’t mind the amount, you can keep this money for now.”
Lu Jiao immediately said, “No, this is your…”
But before Lu Jiao could finish, Xie Yunjin slowly retracted his hand, looking like he had been hit, and said, “In the end, it’s still because the amount is too small.”
Lu Jiao instinctively grabbed the banknote in his hand and said, “I didn’t mean that, don’t think too much.”
As soon as she finished speaking, Xie Yunjin let go of his hand, looked at her seriously and said, “I will try to earn more silver.”
After saying that, he turned and left. Lu Jiao looked at Xie Yunjin’s retreating figure. She speechlessly held the banknote in her hand.
In the end, it was all about making her accept the few hundred taels of silver.
Lu Jiao thought to herself and her expression suddenly became a bit complex. Could it be that Xie Yunjin insisted on giving her the silver because he wanted her to stay?
But when she thought about his recent actions, she felt it was unlikely. He had never acted out of line. In the end, she thought she might have been overthinking things. He likely felt bad because the whole family had been spending the money she had earned.
That night, while the family ate dinner, the four children excitedly talked about what they had learned in class that day. Lu Jiao had only taught them one lesson in arithmetic that afternoon, which was about recognizing numbers and simple addition and subtraction using numbers under 10.
The four children were smart and learned quickly. Han’s eldest son had a slightly slower mind, and the younger one was too young. Zhao Yuluo and Hu Lingxue, however, were both very smart. They were just like the four children and recognized all the numbers under 10.
The First Born told Xie Yunjin, “Mommy taught us some math. But it’s different from what daddy taught us before..”