Love Is More Than A Word«识汝不识丁» Shi Ru Bu Shi Ding.
Trans: The Eunuch
Chapter 4: The New Official (Part 4) …
When the two returned to the county, Tao Mo had a lot of troubled thoughts and did not mention any. However, Old Tao said that he would call all the servants in the middle of the night and count the number of other servants. He knew that the person who made the painting would be from one of the servants and he personally took out the contract signed by the person and collected it in his arms.
On the next day, Old Tao knocked on Tao Mo’s door early, but he saw that he had already got up. He couldn’t help but wonder: “Why did Young Master get up early?”
Tao Mo said: “Going out to visit friends.”
“Is it Lu Gongzi?” When he first arrived, he barely had and friends and this Lu Zhen Xue and him had a tea friendship.
Tao Mo said: “No, I want to visit a Mr. Chui.”
Old Tao was surprised and immediately said: “Young Master I actually thought of going with you.”
Tao Mo said: “What do you want to?” ……”
“Mr. Chui and Lin Zhen Yong are famous people in the local area. When first came to Tanyang Count, and we should see them.”
He knows that the strong dragon is hard to suppress. In the officialdom, there are often people who have a strong background and come to the local government to be the officials. This shows the importance of local contacts. The experience he got from seeing things at the Emerald House last night made him realize how powerful the local Litigation Masters are. Not only are they proud, but even the people are relishing and admiring them so such people, they must not be offended.
“This is the case, then we will prepare two gifts before setting off.” Tao Mo urged.
Old Tao said: “Just wait. What kind of gift does the Young Master want to buy?”
How can you beat Tao Mo?
He thought about it and said: “The friends I used to be in the business field in the past are yours. They have never made a mistake. It is still the same.”
Old Tao said: “Young Master praises this old servant. Every time the prince had me sent out a gift, I had to inquire about the other party’s preferences before I decide for it. But now I don’t know anything about Mr. Chui and Lin Zhen Yong.”
He saw Tao Mo’s expression loose, and he said, “The gift can be big or small. The small one has nothing valuable to look at, and it is a high court, if it is a taboo, it will turn into a hated on.”
Tao Mo listened with horror, “What should I do?” Investigate their preferences?”
“They are local celebrities, and the locals naturally know.” Old Tao said, “But ordinary people I only know one, I don’t know the other, even if I know, I don’t know. I think Young Master is better suited to ask the local master, if there is a local master to make suggestions, and Young Master is naturally going able to get the preference.”
Tao Mo said: “That’s okay, I just don’t know if the money is enough?”
Old Tao said: “Young Master rest assured, However much money there, where is the flower, I have a number in my heart, and I won’t let my family squat.”
Tao Mo nodded. “That’s it.”
“Young Master has heard the story of three sorrows.”
” Heard “Tao Mo wanted to pass, “Who do you want me to ask?”
“Magistrate Advisor Jin.”
Tao Mo was stunned. “Is he not unwilling to be?”
Old Tao said: “I have inquired, this Magistrate Advisor Jin is very famous in the local area. He has worked with three masters before and after.
Tao Mo said: “If so, why didn’t he stay and help me?”
Old Tao said: “It is rumored that Magistrate Advisor Jin used to be a Litigation Master, but he had lost a dispute to Mr. Lin Zhen Yong, and he was transferred to the official. But the arrogance of the scholars, Litigation Masters can never be let go. If Young Master wants to ask him to go out, you still needs to bother.”
Tao Mo sighed: “Is it so complicated?”
“On trivial matters, the things of the county, the people’s affairs, everything is thousands of times more trivial. If Young Master really wants to be a good official, he must learn to do everything in his own hands and learn everything about it. This way he will not disappoint the trust of the court, the love of the people.”
Tao Mo smiled at said: “Is it wrong? I am afraid of the trust of the court and the people. I love the two, I haven’t had it yet, how can I live up to it?”
“If you don’t have it, you can do all to get it.” Old Tao knew that he had already said that he had ordered Huo Guo Zi to prepare the sedan chair.
County Magistrate office has its own official carriage. but there is no bearer. Old Tao had to pick a few young and strong people in the newly bought servants, and people of similar size came out to do it.
However, lifting the sedan one has has to have the knowledge of lifting the sedan.
One must also know when he has a good hand.
From the County Magistrate office to Magistrate Advisor Jin’s house it is not far just pass the two streets. However, when Tao Mo came down from the carriage he like he was sitting in the sedan for a whole year, not only his face was white, but his feet were soft, but he even shakily stood still.
“Young Master?” Huo Guo Zi held him with both hands, his face full of worry.
Old Tao went to the house, but learned that Magistrate Advisor Jin went to the snow-watching conference.
In Tanyang Count there are many Litigation Masters and there are many literati, and there are many gatherings.
Old Tao thought that he might meet Lin Zhen Yong and Mr. Chui at the meeting. It was just a matter of one-stop, and the sedan carriers immediately took his to the Tai’an Academy for snow viewing.
Speaking of the Tai’an Academy, it is also very famous place in the local area. Many of the county Confucian students have come out from the Tai’an Academy.
When Tao Mo arrived, the door was open.
From the doorway, you can see that the door has been specially swept out of a piece of snow. He doesn’t know who wrote the word “snow” in the the dragon and phoenix style.
Huo Guo Zi gave a word and the Academy Porter quickly went to report.
When Tao Mo walked into the garden, the president of Tai’an Academy had come and personally greeted him.
“I don’t want Master Tao to come, I have a long-lost welcome, and I have a long-lost welcome.” The dean is in his fifties, well-maintained and full of red light.
Tao Mo replied said: ” There is a harassment .” The dean did not want him to have no official position. He was like an ordinary late-born junior, and nodded secretly, he said: “It is just that today the academy has received many local scribes to enjoy snow and poetry. It’s rude and unsatisfactory, so you might want to be seated together.”
“So it’s so laborious.” Tao Mo did not quit, and walked away from the park.
In fact, he has already been unable to hold back. When he first entered the garden, he saw Gu She sitting in the pavilion, his face shining like a moon. There were a lot of people sitting beside him, one by one around him, his smile, and Tao Mo couldn’t bear to see him.
The dean saw him walking into the pavilion without squinting. He was busy saying: “Is the Master cold?”
“Not cold.” Although Tao Mo did not want to, he stopped.
Dean said: “The pavilion has a cover, but it leaks on all sides, and it doesn’t keep warm. Is it better for Master to sit in the hall?”
Tao Mo said: “I don’t have to go to the hall, I can see snow in the pavilion.”
The Dean thought that the Litigation Masters were sitting in the pavilion. The most annoying thing for them are the government officials.
You are so eager to go down there and I don’t want to worry about it, so I don’t want to leave it for our college.
Where Tao Mo understood his mind and was about to move on, he was inadvertently blocked by Old Tao, said: “Young Master, Magistrate Advisor Jin is over there.”
He looked down at Old Tao’s hand, sure enough, Magistrate Advisor Jin was wearing a dark blue cotton over robes sitting on a stone bench and laughing drinking the little wine.
Tao Mo looked at the pavilion that was close at hand, and struggled in his heart. He finally lifted his foot toward the stone bench.
From the time he came in, the people in the park listened to his movements with more or less ears. Now that saw him walking to the stone bench and went to see it.
That Magistrate Advisor Jin seems to have come to him, he will come and sit on the bench and casually arched the hand: “The County Magistrate Hello I hope everything is okay.”
Tao Mo sighed said: “Not good, not good at all.”
Magistrate Advisor Jin’s eyes squinted at him. “Isn’t something wrong with you?”
Tao Mo said: “I am missing a Master, Magistrate Advisor Jin why are willing to give up?”
Magistrate Advisor Jin said: “I am old and weak, I am already to retire. ”
Tao Mo continued sigh and he said:” I’m worried. ”
When others listen to his answer was interesting, all calmed down and listened.
Magistrate Advisor Jin said: “The talents of this county are very good. It is easy to think of a master. Why should the County Magistrate worry?”
Tao Mo reached out and turned over, then looked at Magistrate Advisor Jin.
Magistrate Advisor Jin also looked at him.
After a long while, Tao Mo said: “I turned over.”
“So, you come work for me.” Tao Mo said seriously.
Magistrate Advisor Jin mouth felt slight sour. Although he does not want to admit it, the situation in front of him is a bit like…the pursuit of women by unruly men. “Why is the County Magistrate so persistent?”
Tao Mo thought aboutsaid: “I remember there was a famous saying.”
“Oh? Which one?”
Tao Mo snorted in his mouth and only look confidence on his face: ” Three scoops of water, I only take one to drink.”
Magistrate Advisor Jin: “…”
He knew that he should have stayed at at home