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The next day, before dawn, the door of Wang Si’s room opened slightly, and a figure came out silently. Finally, he glanced at the dark room, gritted his teeth and left.
This figure was Wang Si. He had made up his mind a long time ago to apply for the recruitment and sign up for the training. He was afraid that his big brother would disagree, so he might as well just secretly hide it from him.
However, there was a rustling sound from the room shortly after he left. Wang Da opened the door and sighed silently as he watched the dark shadow gradually disappearing in the night.
Under Xu Wen’s information, everyone heard that they only needed to stay at the base for two months. The situation was that not only will there be food and housing, but also meat and money. Many young people were moved. No matter what, as long as you go, you can reduce the burden on your family and you will also be able to have money to supplement your family. It couldn’t be more cost-effective.
There were also people like Wang Si, whose families did not support the idea, and came quietly to act first and report later.
No matter what kind of training, no matter how hard or tired it will be, as long as one can fill one’s stomach, it would be fine to sacrifice their life.
When Xu Wen saw many young people coming to respond to the recruitment early in the morning, his worried heart finally dropped. At the same time, he had no choice but to admire Ming Yu. He could break the deadlock just by one method, making the plan proceed smoothly.
Wang Si was very excited. He was holding two sets of brand-new clothes in both hands. These were the new clothes given after he registered for the recruitment, the government’s new clothes. It seems that what they were talking about was true. This kind of clothes, for poor commoners like them, it was already very extravagant to put on this set during the New Year. Now, they have two sets to wash and change when they are recruited. In this way, what they said about eating meat every day with enough rice to eat till full, this is something they can’t run away from.
Being able to live this kind of life, he was afraid that he would even wake up with a smile within his dreams.
Not only Wang Si, others were also full of expectations for the life of this training camp. There were also a lot of people who were hesitant. Seeing this kind of situation, they immediately made up their minds and joined the queue to be recruited.
The great tent in the Red Robe Army.
Xie Yixiu opened the letter in his hand. This was the news that Ji You had just passed on. They had also been in Ming Yu’s training camp for some time now, and they had thoroughly understood everything in the training camp.
Xie Yixiu read the letter carefully, and his originally tranquil and unwavering eyes leaked out a sense of interest. He propped up his temple with one hand, and suddenly remembered the smooth, round, and graceful youngster whom he had caught a glimpse of that day.
At that time, Ming Yu came to find him several times but was rejected by him because of his busy schedule. In the end, he patted his horse in front of Ming Yu and left. It was because he was afraid of getting into trouble. The officials and noble children in the capital have always been arrogant and domineering. It was better not to be infected by them if possible.
What’s more, the reputation of this fourteenth prince outside, he had also heard of it when he went to the capital to report on his duties. Naturally, there was no need to spend time making friends with him.
However, now it seems that this Duan Wang was a very interesting person. It was necessary to pay him an official visit once he had the spare time. Moreover, this training base, whether it’s really like what they said, he should also personally go and observe it.
He lowered his eyes, pondered for a while, then finally made up his mind.
The news from the capital finally returned, followed by carts of tea, porcelain, fabrics… and other materials sent by Crown Prince Ming Ye.
Ming Yu was overjoyed at the unexpected good news and carefully checked over these things. This could be a lot of money. Seeing that the expenses were getting bigger day by day, he was worried about it every day until he lost his hair. Afraid that when the time comes when the money is used up, there would be no place to fill the gap. Now it was alright. With these things, as long as Bu Atan takes them to the west, won’t silver money and other things be like gurgling water flowing into his pockets. Thinking of this, Ming Yu smiled with teeth revealed and eyes hidden, looking like a money-grubber.
“Wangye, General Xie requested to see you.” A personal guard came to report.
“General Xie? Which General Xie?” Ming Yu was taken aback for a moment, recalling anyone he knew in his memory who could match General Xie, but he didn’t think of anything.
“Report to Wangye, it’s General Xie of the Red Robe Army.” Once the personal guard’s words came out, Ming Yu remembered in a flash. Isn’t this the same great General Xie who he had personally sought to meet several times but couldn’t have met? How come he unexpectedly requested to meet him now?
Ming Yu propped his chin and thought for a while but couldn’t think of Xie Yixiu’s purpose in coming here. Might as well not think about it, he looked at the items in his hand and replied casually, “Let him wait for a while. When Ben Wang finishes over here, I will go and see him.”
Although he was curious about the purpose of Xie Yixiu’s arrival, the goods here occupied all Ming Yu’s attention at this time. These were related to his future construction of the territory, solving the food and warm clothing of the commoners, and the foundation of economic construction. It was top priority. Currently, it could be said that no one could be compared to it. Anyways, he had checked most of them, and the remaining half was still hanging and he couldn’t feel at ease about it, so he might as well finish checking all of them before going to do other things.
Ming Yu’s disapproval appearance made the person unable to see through him. That was General Xie of the Red Robe Army! A reputed War General who was observed and worshiped by countless people, he wasn’t someone that can be seen by anyone who wants to see him! In the beginning, their Wangye was eager to meet him and still hadn’t seen him! Now that General Xie has come to his door, Wangye unexpectedly doesn’t even care about it? And just left the person with cold shoulders here?
That personal guard opened his mouth and wanted to say something, but Ming Yu had already lowered his head to continue with his own affairs. Now how could he dare to say anything, so he closed his mouth resentfully and went on to pass the message.
Xie Yixiu’s expression on his face remained unchanged after hearing the message from the personal guard. He took a sip of the tea prepared by the people, pressing down the emotion in his eyes.
He made a special visit today because he was fascinated by Ming Yu’s method of training soldiers, and he came to explore the real situation. He wanted to know if this was really thought of by a prince, or if another expert pointed it out.
If it was the first one, he still didn’t quite believe that. An ordinary prince who grew up in the palace from the capital, never exposed to important military affairs, how can he figure out this kind of training method? But if there was someone behind him pointing it out, then the person behind him was a rare talented field commander. This kind of talent should not be buried behind a high reputation person and remain nameless.
It was with this kind of thought that Xie Yixiu made this trip. However, the tea refillment had continued for four or five times already, and unexpectedly he still didn’t see the person.
The little boy servant who came to refill the tea was a little embarrassed. If it were others then it would be okay, but this person… alas! It couldn’t be that their Wangye, in order to take revenge on General Xie from locking his door before, is refusing to see him, right? But what is this? If this spreads out that their Wangye left General Xie with a cold shoulder for a long time, does he still want his reputation?
The little boy servant went out, frowning and began to worry. But what do the thoughts of a lowly person count for? How could he dare to get involved with his master’s affairs? It couldn’t be that he dislikes having a long life, right?
When he was eager in his heart, he saw Qing Ping approaching from a distance, and his heart moved. He hurriedly greeted her and informed the matter to Elder Sister Qing Ping.
Qingping also heard that someone came to visit, but she didn’t know who it was. At this moment, she was a little surprised to hear that it was the famous General Xie. It was not that she had never heard of General Xie’s military glory, and she knew that their Wangye had heard of General Xie’s past achievements, and also thought highly of this general, but what’s the situation now? Her family’s prince deliberately put the person aside and left him with a cold shoulder, just for revenge? But her prince was not a narrow-minded person like this.
Qingping frowned and thought for a while, “I’ll go find Wangye now, and find out what Wangye really means.” If Wangye really gave General Xie a display of strength, then she would have to persuade him. Wangye had just taken a foothold in this Liangzhou land, so they must not let any bad rumors out.
Qingping energetically came to find the busy Ming Yu. Burning with anxiety, she grabbed him, “Wangye, what are you doing here?” Ming Yu had always treated his subordinates generously. At this moment, Qing Ping didn’t care about anything, and immediately asked out loud.
Ming Yu looked back and saw that it was Qingping. He didn’t understand what she was doing here, but he was happy in his heart and said with a smile: “I’m busy checking the goods here. With these, I can make a lot of money. That’s right, what are you looking for me for?”
Qingping understood Ming Yu. Seeing him like this, it was a little funny. She already understood it in her heart. It seems that Wangye didn’t really want to give General Xie a display of strength and deliberately gave the guest a cold shoulder. It should be that he’s too happy and busy that he forgot about the matter.
Qing Ping stomped her foot and reminded: “What matter could it be? Wangye, could it be that you forgot that General Xie has been waiting for you in the front hall for more than half a day already.”
“What? General Xie?” Oh no, Ming Yu patted his head, he really forgot about this person.
He looked at the sun that was about to set outside, a little annoyed. Regarding his memory, he really left everything behind at the back of his head due to the silver money.
He grabbed Qingping’s sleeves, “You said General Xie is still waiting?” Seeing Qingping nodded assuredly, he urged at once: “Quickly, help me wash and change my clothes, I will go to see General Xie now. “
Qingping was not in a good mood now that she knew it was urgent. Her hand movements were not slow, and without much effort, Ming Yu was tidied up by her and went to see the guest.
Xie Yixiu’s facial expressions were cold. If he hadn’t taken the big picture into consideration, he would have left long ago already. Now he became more and more convinced that this was definitely not a training method that a mere Duan Wang could possibly come up with. He had previously thought that he was different from other royal nobles, but now it seems that white silk is just white silk. It is easier to change mountains and rivers than to alter one’s character. The results of what one sees today can allow one to easily make out Duan Wang’s heart. This kind of behavior really made people disappointed. How can this kind of person have great wisdom and knowledge? If he can get a piece of news from his mouth, he will definitely think of a way to recruit this person into his troops, so that he will be able to display his greatest capacity. In the end, to win success and recognition, that was not impossible.
While still thinking about it, there were movements from the outside, and after a short while, a smooth and round figure rushed in.
Seeing the impatient and eager appearance of the person who just arrived, Xie Yixiu frowned without a trace. He immediately stood up, bowed and cupped his hands, “Chen Xie Yixiu pays a visit to Your Highness Duan Wang.”
Ming Yu ran all the way here, and he hadn’t gasped in some air yet. Seeing him saluting to himself, he repeatedly waved his hand to stop him: “No…you don’t need to be over courteous. General Xie coming here, there has been much negligence, so please don’t be offended.”
Xie Yixiu pursed his lips, his tone was indifferent without the slightest billows, “It was Chen’s presumptuousness that troubled Wangye, how can I blame Wangye.”