A Group Of Beggars (3)
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Hua Zhichun was shocked. “Isn’t the governor Hua Fengshu?” Hua Fengshu was his father’s name.
“Of course not! Let me tell you! The name of our governor is Ye Huiling, also known as Governor Ye.”
Hua Zhichun could not process the name of that complete stranger. In fact, he had never heard of him. He did not know that someone else replaced the governor of the city.
What about his father, then? “Where is the old governor, Hua Fengshu?” Hua Zhichun needed to find out.
The guard rolled his eyes in impatience and said, “How would I know? He is probably long dead. I have been here for more than 80 years, and I have never heard about Hua Fengshu.”
Hua Zhichun’s face darkened. Perhaps his father was already long gone. Hua Fengshu used to be the pride of the entire city. Everyone knew about him and treated him with respect as if he were a savior to the people. He never knew that his father would end up long gone. Hua Zhichun was obviously devastated by the sudden news. He stood, trembling.
Chun Cao quickly supported him to make sure he stood steadily. Annoyed, she took a look at the men on top of the walls. “Clan leader, why don’t we fight our way in? We cannot abandon our uncles, our aunts, our grandparents, and our children.” She suggested in a hoarse voice.
Hua Zhichun observed the men from below and shook his head in disapproval. “We shall not fight. There are weapons everywhere along the wall. Once triggered, the arrows will be released.”
There were many secret openings along the walls, and there was one archer behind every opening with his bow and arrows ready. Moreover, they had not let the bridge down to connect them across the river. There was no way they could fight their way in.
The guards on the city wall were brutal. Hua Zhichun and his men tried to negotiate politely with them but to no avail. Instead, they became more and more impatient. “I am not interested in this discussion whatsoever. Leave! Leave now! If I hear another word, I shall release the arrows.”
Swiftly, many arrows could be seen aiming at them from the secret openings. The tip of the arrows was dark blue, indicating that it was obviously poisoned. Under the circumstance, the villagers dared not move. Zhao Fengxing and his men decided to keep their grounds, too.
Minutes ticked by. Soon, 15 minutes had passed. Di Fuyi and Gu Xijiu were still nowhere to be seen. The villagers were starting to worry. They did not know how long they were going to wait for their return. Just when they were anxiously waiting, they heard someone running toward them from the woods.
In the blink of an eye, they saw about 20 men running through clouds of dust. Not far behind, hundreds of wild animals that looked somewhat mutated were also running toward them. There were lions, tigers, and bears. These wild animals were double the size of how they usually were and charged with great ferocity. Their speed was unusually fast, causing gusts of wind along their way.
“We have the spiritual crystals! Open the gate! Open it now!” The leader shouted out loud to the men on top while raising the red crystals in the air to prove his words. These men had obviously been through a tough time to obtain the spiritual crystals. Many of them were injured with bloodstains all over their clothes.
The guards could see the crystal clearly. With a wave, he commanded for the release of the bridge. While the bridge was slowly dropping, the wild animals were already in close proximity. Fortunately, the 20 men had good Kung Fu. Before the bridge was fully released, they took a leap into the air and landed on the bridge. Quickly, they ran towards the city.