周一. 10月 2nd, 2023

Zhang Laoliu knelt on the ground and wept, hearing the voices of the people around him getting more and more dense and crying, he became more energetic.

Then he suddenly heard the cheers of the people and quickly raised his head.

Seeing that Fang Zhengyi had already sat behind the case, Zhang Laoliu looked happy, then quickly lowered his head and continued to cry:

“My lord! The grassroots are wronged! The grassroots will sue the county government today”

Before he could finish speaking, Fangzheng’s nose turned out of breath.

Sue the county government? It is really possible for you!

I haven’t disciplined you gangsters for a few days, and now you dare to ride on the young master to shit on my neck?

The gavel gave a sharp slap: “Hey! Who is suing this official!”

The onlookers roared with laughter.

“Crack! Crack! Crack!” The Gavel took several shots.

“Silence! Silence! No more noisers! Pull in and hit ten sticks first!”

The audience fell silent, and the children who were watching were covered by adults.

Emperor Jing frowned looking at this funny scene, full of disappointment in his heart.

This is Taoyuan county magistrate? Looks like a stupid officer! Standing does not stand, sitting does not sit!

And he still looks like he hasn’t woken up, such a person has such a high prestige!

Guo Tianyang leaned close to his ear and whispered: “Your Majesty, you see this man is simply arrogant and unreasonable.”

“Shut up! Keep watching!”

Zhang Laoliu knelt on the spot and said in a low voice: “Craftsman Zhang Laoliu, I didn’t sue you, I want to sue the county government’s arrester Lu Fa!”

Fangzheng blushed: “Okay, okay! Don’t pant next time you speak.”

“Tell me! What are you going to tell Rufa?”

“My lord, the villain opened a restaurant in the north of the city. Lufa refused to pay for his meals many times, and even smashed my two jars of good wine. The mediator asked him several times and he didn’t pay back the money!”

“A total of seventeen taels of silver is owed! The villain has no choice but to bother the master.”

Fangzheng’s expression softened. As long as there is no murder case, such a small matter is not a big deal.

The person standing next to Zhang Laoliu is Lufa, and Fang Zhengyi certainly knows him.

So he said sharply: “Lufa! Are you owed money and not paying it back?!”

Seeing that Fangzheng was furious, and it was useless to hide it by himself, Lufa fell to his knees and cried, “Master! I really have no money, and I was in a bad mood because I drank too much that day when I smashed Zhang Laoliu’s wine. ”

“It’s not that I avoided him on purpose, I still owe the gambling house ten taels of silver.”

Fangzheng was really angry when he heard the words, and said with a sneer: “What a Lufa, you should be called an insult to the law! This official repeatedly ordered people from the government not to enter the gambling house and not to harass the people. You didn’t listen to a word.”

“Come on! Hit twenty sticks first!”

Before the officials on both sides moved forward, Lufa gritted his teeth, then picked up his clothes, bit them in his mouth, and lay obediently on the ground.

“Bang! Bang! Bang!”

After the twenty sticks were beaten, Lufa’s buttocks were already bloody.

Weakly opened the mouth and said: “Master, the villain knows his mistake.”

Jingdi looked at this scene in surprise.

The county magistrate’s prestige is obviously extremely high! The defendant did not even have the slightest will to resist.

And the law is strict, this is really the first time I have seen a case like this!

Guo Tianyang also looked puzzled, his sons and grandchildren are so obedient it is rare, this county magistrate really has some tricks, he has to study hard!

Seeing that the execution was over, Fang Zhengyi said indifferently: “I think you are a first-time offender, this month’s salary will be halved, and you will go to sweep the streets for three months before returning!”

“If you commit another crime, you will be expelled from Taoyuan County!”

A smile appeared on Lufa’s pale lips: “Thank you, Master, for your forgiveness.”

“Come on! Send it to the hospital!”

Seeing his miserable state, Zhang Laoliu was also a little scared.

Although everyone had a quarrel, but Taoyuan County is so big, it can be regarded as half of the neighbors.

Not so! The key to beating so hard is that I didn’t want my money back!

So Qiqi Ai said: “Master, my money”

Fangzheng spread his hands one by one in a helpless gesture: “As you can see, he has no money.”

“Ah?” Zhang Laoliu was dumbfounded.

Offended people, the money has not been returned, this wave of big losses!

Zhang Laoliu’s heart was broken, and he began to act like his dead father.

Fangzheng narrowed his eyes, sighed and said, “However, I can’t let good people suffer.”

“Well, what’s the name of your restaurant? I’ll go to your restaurant tonight and punish myself with three drinks. That’s it, get out!”

“It’s called Laoliu Restaurant!” Zhang Laoliu was ecstatic, knocking his head three times in a row: “Thank you, master! Thank you, master!”

After speaking, he ran out of the hall as if flying.


Before leaving, he glanced at Jingdi and Jingdi outside the hall.

Although there are a lot of people in Taoyuan County, after so many years, he can basically get acquainted with each other.

The merchants in the past had already established regular channel personnel, and there were basically no strangers from Taoyuan County. These two people were undoubtedly new foreign merchants who entered the city.

The crowd gradually dispersed.

Emperor Jing and Guo Tianyang stood there completely dumbfounded.

This is the end? what’s the situation? Can not Understand it! There is no rule of thumb in this case. People in Taoyuan County are not normal!

Guo Tianyang couldn’t figure it out for a long time, and wondered: “Master, why do I feel that there are weirdness everywhere in this place!”

“Why don’t we ask the county magistrate openly and honestly?”

Emperor Jing lowered his head and thought: “Don’t worry, let’s see again, didn’t he say that he would go to Lao Liu Restaurant to drink at night? Let’s go too!”

The two left the yamen and wandered around the street for a while.

Seeing that there were too many things, Emperor Jing was afraid of missing them, so he ordered Guo Tianyang to take out a pen and paper and jot them down along the way.

Unknowingly, the time has come to Youshi.

The two of them also happened to walk to the north of the city, and began to inquire about Laoliu Restaurant.

It didn’t take much effort to find it after being pointed out by passers-by.

There were no customers yet, but the number of people at the entrance of Laoliu Restaurant was already quite large and obviously more than other shops.

Emperor Jing looked up and was speechless.

A huge red banner hangs on the second floor of the restaurant.

[Congratulations to the grandpa of the county to visit our store to taste a new dish: stewed chicken with angelica! 】

“So it turns out that the county magistrate is here to help Zhang Laoliu solicit business.”

Clever as Emperor Jing, he reacted quickly.

However, Guo Tianyang began to whisper in his ear again: “Your Majesty, this person’s behavior is shameless, how can officials and businessmen be in collusion!”

Emperor Jing also felt something was wrong.

It is really unseemly and impolite for the government and private merchants to mix together.

“Come on, let’s go and have a look first.”

Fang Zhengyi hadn’t arrived yet.

The two went directly to the second floor, found a seat near the stairs, ordered two dishes, and sat down quietly.

Not long after, there was a loud noise downstairs.

Fang Zhengyi walked up to the second floor surrounded by Zhang Biao, Xiaotao and others, and caught a glimpse of Emperor Jing sitting at the stairs.

Then they crossed over and sat at the table in the center.

Zhang Laoliu said earnestly: “Grandfather of the county, the food and drink have been prepared for you a long time ago, shall we serve them now?”


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