Chapter 568 - 568 My Father Is Earl of Ding'an
568 My Father Is Earl of Ding’an
Zhuang Ruoyun was very surprised. “Me?”
Zhuang Miaoyin, who was beside her, also widened her eyes.
How could it be this idiot who came from the countryside?!
When Grand Preceptor Du asked this, Zhuang Ruoyun had no choice but to stand up.
She walked close to Grand Preceptor Du and lowered her head slightly. “Grand Preceptor, I was the one who gifted the pearl.”
Grand Preceptor Du looked at her clothes.
Gu Nuo’er also blinked curiously.
The clothes this older sister was wearing seemed to be a little old.
It should be from last year, right?
Grand Preceptor Du also secretly sized up her and then looked at the box in his hand. He understood why the pearl wasn’t of good quality.
However, he had already said what he said, and Grand Preceptor Du was also not someone who judged people by their appearance.
He smiled kindly and said, “Even if it’s a girl, I should fulfill my promise.
“Eldest Young Miss Zhuang, you can come to my house every month in the future. When my wife was young, she was once the empress dowager’s attendant.
“She knows a little about poems and songs that ladies learn, the Four Books and Five Classics, and even a bit of zither, chess, calligraphy, and painting.
“It’s not convenient for me to teach you personally. It shouldn’t be aggrieved for you to have my wife teach you some knowledge.”
Everyone was in an uproar.
Grand Preceptor Du’s wife, Old Madam Du, had a first-grade title!
She was an example of a talented and knowledgeable female!
It was naturally a great thing for any woman to be taught by her!
If Old Madam Du liked her, she could introduce her to the noble ladies in the capital.
This girl’s status would definitely increase a lot then!
However, Zhuang Ruoyun was a little flattered.
She had never received such benefits before. Now, she didn’t dare to accept such a good thing that came from nowhere.
“Grand Preceptor, the quality of the pearl I gifted isn’t good. I spent all my money buying it. If they’re placed in the hall and called an auspicious omen, I’m afraid no one will be convinced…”
What she meant was that she had the intention to back off.
Grand Preceptor Du didn’t think much of it.
After all, his true goal was to open the box that Gu Nuo’er had already switched.
As for whether the pearl was expensive or not, he didn’t care.
Grand Preceptor Du waved his hand and stroked his beard with a smile. “Don’t belittle yourself. Since an immortal has sent instructions through a dream, there must be a reason for it.”
Zhuang Ruoyun hesitated. “But…”
Before she could say anything, Zhuang Miaoyin couldn’t sit still anymore.
She stood up and walked up to Grand Preceptor Du.
“Grand Preceptor, Ruoyun is my older sister.”
As she spoke, she looked up slightly.
Zhuang Miaoyin felt that Grand Preceptor Du would definitely remember her.
After all, when she was young, Earl of Ding’an had brought her into the palace to curry favor with the emperor and the empress.
At that time, Grand Preceptor Du had yet to retire.
He had also seen her a few times.
However, Grand Preceptor Du looked at her and said with a smile, “Aren’t you Miss Zhang?”
Zhuang Miaoyin’s expression changed and she hurriedly explained, “Grand Preceptor, I am Miaoyin!”
She suddenly raised her head, eager to let Grand Preceptor Du see her clearly.
Only then did Grand Preceptor Du remember who she was.
He laughed awkwardly. “Second Miss Zhuang, it seems that my memory is really getting bad.”
Zhuang Miaoyin’s expression softened and she said gently, “My sister Ruoyun’s gift isn’t very elegant. I’m afraid that others will be dissatisfied if we leave it here as a good omen.
“Therefore, I suggest that you can open my gift and put it together with Elder Sister’s gift to make up for her shortcomings. Father and I personally chose my gift. The Grand Preceptor might like it when you see it.”
She was afraid that this old man would have a bad memory and forget who her father was.
Zhuang Miaoyin hurriedly added, “My father is Earl of Ding’an.”