Wu Sheng’s face was pale, and his whole body trembled uncontrollably.
However, the head lowered and deepened, and he didn’t dare to lift it up for fear that Emperor Jing would see the clue.
Emperor Jing stared at Wu Sheng quietly, without saying a word.
After a while, Wu Sheng said: “Return to Your Majesty, I know that Taoyuan County is a small county on the edge of Hengjiang Mansion.”
“The population is only 2,000, and there have been years of famine. Even the county magistrate died of starvation seven years ago when he was in office, so the government exempts him from taxes.”
After speaking, Wu Sheng still kept his kneeling posture, motionless.
Li Yuanzhao looked at Wu Sheng curiously. It was the first time he saw an official willing to kneel for so long.
His father didn’t even let him get up.
After a long time, Emperor Jing spoke slowly: “Raise your head.”
Wu Sheng trembled and slowly raised his head.
“Why is Aiqing so pale?”
Wu Sheng tried his best to smile: “Thank you for your concern, Your Majesty, I am a little tired because I have traveled so much to see His Majesty as soon as possible.”
“How many times have you been to Taoyuan County in the past seven years?”
“Return to Your Majesty, I have been there three times since I took office as inspector.”
“Then Taoyuan County has changed?”
Wu Sheng hesitated for a moment, then said: “Yes! Today the number of people is still less than 2,000, but the famine is over, but they are still poor.”
“Lie!” Emperor Jing slapped the table and rose angrily, “Wu Sheng! How dare you deceive the emperor!”
Wu Sheng looked at Emperor Jing in astonishment, and then slammed his head on the ground.
The voice was full of fear: “I don’t dare! I dare not! Everything I said is true, and there is a lie that will be struck by lightning and cut to pieces!”
Emperor Jing was shocked.
Seeing Wu Sheng’s performance, he clearly knew the situation in Taoyuan County, but he dared to hide it in front of him.
He even made a poisonous oath in order to hide the Taoyuan County incident!
So what magic power does Fang Zhengyi have to make Wu Sheng use his life so hard!
Standing aside, Guo Tianyang was also in a daze, thinking about this question in his mind.
Emperor Jing sat down slowly: “Guo Banban, what should be done for the crime of deceiving the emperor?”
Guo Tianyang said: “If it is light, he will be beheaded, but if it is serious, he will be implicated. Wu Shengming is stubborn and even deceived the emperor in front of him. He deserves a heavy sentence, and he will implicate the nine clans!”
He was too tired after not sleeping for the past two days, and Wu Sheng’s thoughts were completely confused when he heard that his head was about to be beheaded and connected to the nine clans.
Wu Sheng became more and more frightened, kowtowed his head continuously, and cried out for mercy.
“Wu Sheng! What else do you have to say?”
As soon as Wu Sheng raised his head, blood flowed down his forehead and his face was grim. He gritted his teeth and said, “Your Majesty, how could you kill a courtier in vain! What crime did Wu Sheng commit! At least let the guilty minister die clearly.”
Emperor Jing’s tone was still calm: “Zhen, I have already been to Taoyuan County, do you have anything else to say?”
“What!!” Wu Sheng couldn’t help but speak out.
Even if I want to break my head, I can’t understand that the emperor can visit Taoyuan County in person, that place where birds don’t shit!
Originally, according to his thinking, it was probably because the tax inspection by the Ministry of Household Affairs found out the tax evasion in Taoyuan County for several years.
Although the situation is bad, but I should be able to fool it with some sophistry. I didn’t expect the emperor to have been to Taoyuan County!
Seeing his desperate expression, Jingdi asked again: “Wu Sheng, I’m curious about one thing now, what kind of benefits Fang Zhengyi gave you so that you would not hesitate to risk your life and deceive me!”
Wu Sheng’s heart is ashamed, and now he is dead anyway, so let’s just have a showdown.
He kowtowed his head again, and mournfully said, “Sinner! Ten thousand deaths!”
“But I was wronged! I have something to say! It’s not that I want to deceive the emperor, it’s that Fang Zhengyi is not human!!”
The eyes of Li Yuanzhao, who was kneeling in the corner, suddenly lit up.
It was boring to kneel here, but suddenly such a big melon came.
Tears flowed down the corners of Wu Sheng’s eyes along with the blood, his face was blurred, and he cried: “Chen, I first arrived in Taoyuan County a few years ago, and Taoyuan County had already become a large-scale county at that time.”
“The outer earth wall is even as high as tens of meters. The people live a prosperous life and live and work in peace and contentment. It’s not like the poverty recorded before.”
“The minister was very happy at the time, so he was anxious to report to the court. How could he know that Fang Zhengyi would not let him!”
“He tied me up to the county government office, and threatened me not to speak about Taoyuan County to the outside world. I even saw his subordinates sewing up a person’s valley road on the side of the street!”
“The minister was terrified and dared not refuse”
The other three people on the scene suddenly tightened their chrysanthemums, it was too tm bad! Is this a human thing?
Li Yuanzhao thought for a while, and shivered all over, if he himself would be convinced.
Emperor Jing and Guo Tianyang looked at each other, Zhang Biao! It must be that Zhang Biao!
But then Emperor Jing asked curiously again: “Then they let you go?”
“This is unreasonable. Since you have already left Taoyuan County, why didn’t you report it to the higher authorities? Could it be that you still have something in their hands?!”
Wu Sheng seemed to be immersed in extremely painful memories, looking up at the roof, the corners of his mouth were drooling
Then he closed his eyes and said with a heartbeat, “Yes!”
“They even caught me! At that time, I had already promised not to spread the news of Taoyuan County, but Fang Zhengyi, how could that traitor trust me!”
“He and the others stripped off Chen’s clothes, tied him to a chair, and called a sketcher to paint for him.”
“The painting is so lifelike. I have never seen such realistic painting skills.”
“After the painting is finished, they continue to threaten the minister. If they dare to speak out, they will print thousands of copies of the painting and distribute it to the world! Let the minister be ruined!”
Emperor Jing and Guo Tianyang looked at each other again, shocked.
Too tm cheap! There are still such courtiers in the world! This is banditry! Bandits are not so bad!
Wu Sheng closed his eyes and continued to speak: “This is not over yet.”
“After they finished the painting, they didn’t let the minister wear clothes. The minister was hung up naked in front of a loudspeaker. They forced him to swear a poisonous oath.”
Speaking of this, Wu Sheng’s emotions seemed to have been greatly stimulated, and he had already passed out.
Guo Tianyang hastily pressed him a few times, and poured another cup of tea to breathe easier.
“Say it! Say it! What kind of oath did you swear! What will happen next!?”
Emperor Jing asked eagerly, that speaker must be the speaker in the room when they signed the contract!
At that time, he was very curious, but now Wu Sheng’s performance! Emperor Jing can be sure that the trumpet has other mysterious functions!
Li Yuanzhao’s eyes were full of surprises.
Well worth the trip! Well worth the trip! This melon is really delicious.
He felt like a cat scratching in his heart now, impatient to know what poisonous oath Wu Sheng had sworn.
So what if I swore a poisonous oath! ?
Could it be that Wu Sheng is an idiot who believes himself after taking the poisonous oath?