Chapter 573 - 573 I'm Going With Grandpa To Watch People Ride Horses
573 I’m Going With Grandpa To Watch People Ride Horses
At this moment, Gu Nuo’er fluttered her long eyelashes, her big eyes surging with intelligence.
She thought for a moment.
She took the initiative to say softly, “Grand Preceptor grandpa, I feel that there’s no need to alarm Father about this matter! Nuo’er can make the decision on how to punish her.”
When Grand Preceptor Du heard this, he asked, “How do you want to deal with her, sweetheart?”
“How should one be punished for offending a first-grade official according to the law?”
Someone replied, “They should be punished with 50 strokes of the paddle. Moreover, those involved will be punished with 20 strokes of the paddle.”
Gu Nuo’er nodded obediently and asked, “What if it is the act of offending the princess?”
Everyone was silent for a moment.
If one were to offend the imperial family’s descendants, according to the law, they would either be banished from the capital and never be able to return, or suffer torture. Whether they lived or died depended on fate.
However, the law hadn’t changed. Gu Yihan’s love for the little princess wasn’t something that the law could restrain.
According to His Majesty’s nature, he would definitely kill and exterminate the entire family to vent his hatred.
Grand Preceptor Du hesitated for a moment and said, “Punishment is the most common. It’s usually a hundred strokes of the paddle and a fine of 1,000 taels.”
Usually, even if it was a rich family.
After being punished like this, they would have to sell their lands and residences. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be able to afford the compensation.
Imperial power was the symbol of supremacy.
Zhuang Miaoyin was already terrified when she heard this.
When she was at home, her parents couldn’t bear to let her do the slightest bit of work!
Let alone being tortured? Flogged?
Zhuang Miaoyin felt a sharp pain in her stomach, her vision turning black and white, and a lot of cold sweat broke out on her forehead.
At this moment, Gu Nuo’er said in a soft voice, “Oh, then let’s punish her with both. It’s not considered doing her wrong then.”
Grand Preceptor Du said, “In that case, it’ll be 170 strokes of the paddle. Earl of Ding’an’s family will also be fined 1,000 taels.”
Gu Nuo’er nodded.
There was no need to kill. Tormenting them and making them live a life worse than death was the best punishment for baddies.
After death, one could still reincarnate.
Letting her die was actually letting her off easy.
The child was not prepared to let her father commit the sin of killing.
Grand Preceptor Du also agreed with Gu Nuo’er.
He pondered for a moment and called the butler over. “Go and report this to the officials. Follow Her Highness’s instructions. Second Miss Zhuang should bear all the consequences for her actions.”
Later on, when the officials came to take Zhuang Miaoyin away, she kept crying and screaming.
She kept saying that she wouldn’t dare to do such a thing anymore.
Gu Nuo’er rubbed her chubby cheeks.
“All baddies say this when they fail, but actually, they won’t repent. Bad is bad. If you don’t teach them a lesson, they’ll never learn!”
Grand Preceptor Du stroked his beard and laughed. “Sweetheart is right.”
On the other hand, the Grace Defender Duke was a little dissatisfied.
He looked at Grand Preceptor Du with a tense expression. “It’s all your fault, Old Du, for celebrating your birthday. You almost let my Nuo’er see something she shouldn’t have.”
Grand Preceptor Du’s smile stopped abruptly.
“Old Qiao, I’m also a victim!”
The Grace Defender Duke snorted coldly.
He didn’t care so much.
Gu Nuo’er was still young. How could she look at such things?
The more Grace Defender Duke thought about it, the more his heart ached.
At the thought that his granddaughter was young and had almost been plotted against by evil people, he quickly went to carry Gu Nuo’er into his arms.
“Nuo’er, ignore them. Grandpa will bring you to see the soldiers riding horses.”
The child immediately waved her fair hands. “Alright!”
Gu Nuo’er turned to Ye Siming and said softly, “Elder Brother Siming, you go home first. I’m going with Grandpa to watch people ride horses!”
Ye Siming raised his eyebrows.
What was there to watch about riding a horse? It wasn’t like he didn’t know how to do it.
At this moment, a servant from Bai Yi’s manor hurriedly entered the Grand Preceptor Manor.
The servant came to the courtyard where the guests were being invited and looked around anxiously.
After discovering Ye Siming’s figure, he quickly ran over and whispered a few words in Ye Siming’s ear.
The boy immediately frowned.