Chapter 309 - 309 That Drunk Evil Person Still Wanted to Come to the Grace Defender Duke's Estate!
309 That Drunk Evil Person Still Wanted to Come to the Grace Defender Duke’s Estate!
Gu Nuo’er observed her face carefully.
She seemed to be the woman she and Ye Siming had seen gotten beaten up by her husband on the streets!
Gu Nuo’er frowned slightly. “Auntie, was it you who was bullied by a drunk man on the street that day?”
The woman was stunned. She didn’t expect the little princess to know about this too.
She nodded bitterly, tears streaming down her face.
“Princess, this is an ugly matter in this servant’s family. It shouldn’t have been told to you, but this servant… really can’t live anymore.
“My husband is a bad person and likes to drink. He also always asks this servant for money. This servant has been working in the Grace Defender Duke Manor.
“The Duke and Old Madam are both very generous and give this servant five silver taels a month. However, this isn’t even enough! This servant’s husband always takes all the money away to buy wine!
“After he drinks too much, he would come back and continue to ask this servant for money. If this servant is unable to give him the money, he would drag this servant to the streets to beat me up!”
When Gu Nuo’er heard this, her expression became even more solemn.
Although she was young, she had heard her second brother mention it before.
Most of the ordinary citizens who worked hard to survive would earn at most two taels a month.
Her grandfather was generous and paid five taels a month to the servants at home.
If they were to spend normally, not only would they not spend up to five taels a month, but they could also save up a little money!
However, this servant’s husband ended up snatching all of the money to spend on drinking!
The woman sobbed non-stop. When she wiped her tears, Gu Nuo’er noticed that even the back of her hand and her joints were covered in bruises and scratches.
“Initially, this servant felt that this matter would be embarrassing if it were to spread to the streets. Therefore, even if this servant doesn’t have money, this servant tries to gather money for him to drink even if I have to do odd jobs everywhere.
“However, this servant didn’t expect that he would become worse because of this. He would often curse and beat this servant up. Now, this servant has almost turned numb to it.
“However, he went even further. His request this time was to force this servant to a dead end!
“A few days ago, he drank outside and owed 12 silver taels. However, this servant really didn’t have any money left to give him. Therefore, he used the same trick again and dragged this servant out to the streets to beat me up.
“However, this servant encountered a kind-hearted young master who was passing by. Although he helped this servant out at that time, after this servant’s husband returned home, he shamelessly asked this servant to think of a way to gather 20 taels for him.
“12 taels would be used to pay for the wine and the remaining eight taels to treat his illness… If this servant can’t do it, he’ll cause a ruckus in the Grand Defender Duke’s Manor!”
Gu Nuo’er remembered.
This auntie’s husband whom she had seen that day looked fat and was a big size.
However, this auntie in front of her was so thin that her face was sallow.
This auntie usually must have suffered a lot at home.
Her husband didn’t do any work yet he could still enjoy life. When he was unhappy, he would even hit her!
The child’s watery eyes were filled with anger.
Tears streamed down the woman’s face. “It’s enough for this servant to be ashamed alone. He’s a shameless scoundrel and would really dare to cause trouble in the Grace Defender Duke Manor. When that happens, this servant will implicate the Duke and Old Madam’s reputation. This servant won’t be able to absolve myself of the blame even if this servant were to die ten thousand times!”
Gu Nuo’er listened to everything and asked in a soft voice, filled with calmness.
“So you thought of throwing yourself into the lake and ending everything?”
The woman nodded helplessly.
Although Gu Nuo’er’s voice was soft, her tone carried a hint of sharpness.
“How muddle-headed! If you die, will there be any losses for him? He’ll just lose out on a source of money.
“He only needs to marry another wife and continue to treat others like this so that he can live a carefree life. As for you, your entire life was harmed because of him!”
The child’s round cheeks were filled with pity.
“Do you know that this is the stupidest move? Auntie, you’re not even afraid of death, yet are you afraid that you won’t be able to take revenge on him and let him know his mistake?”