Chapter 371 - 371 Bury the Land Title Under the Tree So It Won't Be Lost
371 Bury the Land Title Under the Tree So It Won’t Be Lost
Old Jiang’s attitude was very calm. When Gu Nuo’er said 1,000 taels, he wasn’t tempted.
Now that she mentioned a salary of three taels a month, he didn’t care much either.
He only focused on painting the kitten’s whiskers.
Then, he placed the lantern in a corner and stood up.
“Let’s go. I’ll bring you the land title.”
Duan Hanping watched anxiously from the side.
This Old Jiang was decisive in his transaction. He must have seen that the princess was generous and didn’t bargain.
He must be unable to wait to sell the shop for 1,000 taels as soon as possible!
Duan Hanping wanted to remind the princess, but he felt that since she had already made the decision, he would be overstepping his boundaries if he continued to stop her.
Gu Nuo’er immediately followed Old Jiang into the house.
She realized that this shop was even better than she had imagined.
First of all, the shop was a two-story building.
There was a cashier counter on the first floor and various lanterns hung on the shelves.
Old Jiang had used the space upstairs to store miscellaneous items. There was dust everywhere.
There was also a small door behind the cashier counter. There was a curtain draping down over it and it led to the backyard.
Gu Nuo’er went to take a look. The backyard occupied a larger area than the shop.
The three woodsheds were side by side. There was also a small horse shed at the side that had long been abandoned.
Ye Siming saw that the child’s eyes were getting brighter and brighter.
He raised his eyebrows. “You like it?”
Gu Nuo’er nodded. “I like it very much! Elder Brother Siming, I can already imagine how delicious my sweet pastries will be when they’re being made here!”
Ye Siming’s thin lips curled up and he smiled without saying anything.
However, he quickly took out another banknote worth 100 taels from his waist and placed it on the counter.
Old Jiang was rummaging through the second floor to look for the land title. Dust flew everywhere and he choked and coughed violently.
In the end, he finally found it.
When the land title was brought to Gu Nuo’er, Duan Hanping couldn’t help but remind her in a low voice, “Princess, you must check if there is a government seal on the title deed. If there isn’t, then it’s a fake.”
Gu Nuo’er took a look. There was indeed a red seal that the government office had stamped.
Duan Hanping then whispered, “In a while, this commoner can help you make a trip to the government office and change the land title to your name. If you’re unwilling to go to the trouble, you’ll have to convince Old Jiang to hold this land title in his hands.”
Unexpectedly, just as he finished speaking, the old man said, “By the way, keep the land title first. I’m old and can’t be bothered to go to the government office to run around. Keep it well. If it’s lost, then… then there’s nothing I can do.”
Gu Nuo’er chuckled and handed the land title to Old Jiang.
“Grandpa Jiang, you hold onto it first. Later, I’ll bring a beautiful box over. We’ll lock the land title inside and bury it under a tree so that it won’t be lost!”
This was something her second brother had taught her. Even if silver was buried, they won’t be lost!
When Old Jiang heard this, he agreed. “Good idea.”
Duan Hanping was shocked.
He had been in the market for many years and had never seen anyone do business like this.
Be it the buyer or the seller, they were both very calm.
Old Jiang glanced at Duan Hanping as if he could tell what he was thinking.
“I’m an old man who’s about to die and she is a girl who is about four to five years old. We won’t go so far as to lie to each other. Don’t worry.”
Ye Siming returned to his residence to get the money and asked Gu Nuo’er to wait for him there for a while.
Then, the child really sat obediently on the steps next to Old Jiang.
They were an old and young pair. Gu Nuo’er held the hot tea that Old Jiang had made. Her face was flushed red and it made her skin look even softer and fairer.
The child patted the steps. “Uncle Duan, take a seat and have a cup of tea too! Let’s wait for Elder Brother Siming together!”
Old Jiang asked with a smile, “Little girl, what did you buy this shop for?”