On the way back, it was raining continuously.
After leaving the scope of Taoyuan County, the road to Beijing began to become extremely muddy.
The carriage on which Emperor Jing was riding got stuck in mud puddles several times, Guo Tianyang could only go down and push the cart with the driver, it was miserable.
However, after finally entering the outskirts of the capital, Emperor Jing was even more upset.
People here are mixed, cars and horses are running rampant, and everything is in chaos.
The carriage he was riding in was continuously blocked on the road.
The coachman kept arguing with the people in front of him, and Emperor Jing sat in the car, feeling more and more depressed.
Guo Tianyang also bowed his head and dared not make a sound.
Suddenly the carriage shook violently, and then the driver’s screams came from outside.
Guo Tianyang quickly leaned out to check the situation, only to see that Xingyuan had fallen into the mud pit, and the coachman lost his grip and fell off the carriage.
Half of his body was soaked in the pit, and he kept complaining while covering his forehead.
“This damn place! I’d better stay in the county!”
Seeing his miserable state, a group of rogue idlers around him burst into laughter.
Guo Tianyang also frowned and hurriedly urged the coachman to get up and continue on his way.
This place is not like Taoyuan County, the order is extremely poor, and fish and dragons are mixed.
The coachman agreed, and tried his best to thump a few times in the pit, maybe he fell to a bone, but he didn’t get up.
The laughter around him intensified.
Guo Tianyang had no choice but to bear the irritability in his heart and get out of the car to help the driver.
After returning to the car, just as he was about to resume his journey, Emperor Jing suddenly spoke.
“There’s no need to take the car, let’s go back on foot.”
“My lord, it’s still raining, you can’t get wet.”
Emperor Jing pointed to the outside and said, “Is it faster to take a car than to walk? You look at the potholes on the road, and you get stuck every step of the way. You may only be able to go back tomorrow.”
“Coachman! Go back now.”
After speaking, he ordered Guo Tianyang to hand over twenty taels of silver.
The coachman was overjoyed, and drove away with gratitude.
Guo Tianyang was speechless, looking at the carriage going further and further away, he suddenly missed Taoyuan County in his heart.
How did they build that road! Why is their city so clean!
Jingcheng as the center of Jingguo can do so poorly!
The front is not far from the inner city, but the road is still winding and the sewage is flowing.
The people are very casual, and some garbage and feces are dumped directly at the door, spreading along the rain.
A few children playing in the rain didn’t care, they were chasing and playing in the sewage, and they swung each other with a handful of water.
There was an unmistakable stench in the air.
Emperor Jing looked at the inner city not far away, his eyes filled with deep worry, and he let out a long sigh.
“I originally thought that after unifying the world, with benevolent government and light corvee, people’s lives would be naturally rich, but now I think things are simple. I didn’t expect that I would be far inferior to a small county magistrate. It’s ridiculous, it’s ridiculous!”
Guo Tianyang quickly comforted him and said, “Your Majesty sits in the world, how can a small county compare with it?”
Emperor Jing didn’t make a sound, looked around for a while, then raised his legs and walked towards the inner city.
After walking for a quarter of an hour, the two of them entered the inner city. At this moment, Emperor Jing was soaked all over his body, and his boots were covered with mud.
Guo Tianyang followed behind panting, especially with twenty catties of tea on his back.
Emperor Jing was often in the army, with excellent physical strength and quick steps.
Guo Tianyang was so out of breath that he almost missed it, cursing the damn environment all the way in his heart.
After entering the inner city, he breathed a sigh of relief, and hurriedly said to Emperor Jing: “Your Majesty, there is an inner guard stronghold in the inner city nearby. I will contact the carriage, and the road ahead will be easy.”
Emperor Jing nodded and looked around. Although the road surface has been smoothed a lot, it still looks muddy, and there is still that unpleasant smell in the air.
Looking at the mess in front of him, Emperor Jing fell into thinking again.
At this time, Li Yansong, the chief assistant of the cabinet, was reviewing the memorial, and the rest of the cabinet elders were also performing their duties, constantly reviewing the issue of criminal names and money valleys.
At this time, a small official ran all the way into the cabinet office.
With an anxious look, he took out a red paper envelope from his waist
“Li Gong! There is news from His Majesty!”
All the ministers in the public room raised their heads in astonishment.
Li Yansong stopped writing, quickly got up, took the envelope and looked at it, then raised his head and said happily: “My lords! Your Majesty has returned to the palace!”
The cabinet scholars Zheng Qiao and Zhang Dongxiang were overjoyed when they heard the words.
The emperor is back! Leaving a letter and leaving the palace privately, the prince supervises the country but ignores the government!
The day is finally coming to an end! And much faster than expected.
Li Yansong turned to the little official and said, “Send someone to inform the messengers who went to Hengjiang Mansion to come back.”
The little official nodded and said that he turned around and ran out again.
Li Yansong said happily: “Everyone, I’m going to see you, is there anyone going with me?”
Zheng Qiao and Zhang Donglian nodded hurriedly: “Go together! Go together!”
The three hurried to the imperial study room, Guo Tianyang had already greeted them at the door.
“The three please come in, Your Majesty has been waiting for a long time.”
The three of Li Yansong glanced at each other, and then said to Guo Tianyang, “Thank you, Eunuch Guo.”
Then he went straight to the royal study.
In the imperial study room, the memorials in front of Emperor Jing’s desk had piled up like a mountain.
Li Yansong and the three of them originally seemed to be asking questions, but when they saw this scene, they looked at each other in blank dismay.
In the end, it was Li Yansong who spoke first, “Your Majesty! Why did you leave without saying goodbye? The courtiers are going crazy.”
Emperor Jing wrote on the memorial stroke by stroke without raising his head.
“I just want to go for a walk.”
“Look at these memorials, gentlemen. How did the prince supervise the country these days? What did the ministers in the court do!”
Emperor Jing’s voice seemed unhurried.
Li Yansong got stuck in an instant. He wanted to continue complaining, but when he mentioned that the prince
Zheng Qiao Qiqi Ai Ai said: “Your Majesty, the prince has never been to the court these days.”
“What about others? What have you done these past few days? As important officials in the court, you don’t know how to control him?”
There was anger in Jingdi’s voice.
“Your Majesty, it’s not that the old minister doesn’t care if he doesn’t care.” Zhang Dongxiang grimaced the elder: “It’s either a headache or a pain in the feet. I feel sick every day. The imperial doctor can’t find anything wrong with it. In short, it’s just uncomfortable. ”
“We really can’t help it”
“In the past few days when His Majesty was away, the prince also built a tiger and leopard garden, except for fighting animals, he recuperated in it every day.”
Zhang Dongxiang has a quick temper, and the more he talks, the more excited he becomes, the other two old elders can’t help it if they want to.
I could only listen to his constant complaints in cold sweat.
Emperor Jing’s face gradually darkened.