Chapter 581 “The Taboo Rhyme of Pregnancy”
“What the f*ck! The crew of the show has so many tricks!”
“The competition was over. And they still came up with a test when it’s time to give the results.”
“Yes, the Chinese Medicine competition should be a test of medical skills, but this show’s crew is incredible. The ten contestants don’t even know how they will get the scores until the last minute. Ha-ha.”
“That’s what makes it interesting, isn’t it?”
All the netizens, who were watching the live broadcast, were talking about it and exclaiming.
This was the first time they had seen this kind of trick, which they had never seen in any other competition.
On the stage, as they finished their speech, the three highly-skilled doctors went straight to the judges’ table and sat down.
At the same time, the host also took a box delivered by the staff.
“This box is used to draw lots.”
As he held the box, the host began to introduce. “In this box, there are a total of ten questions. The difficulty of these ten questions is all the same. The questions will either require the contestants to recite a part of the ancient Chinese Medicine books or a rhyme.”
As people heard that, they finally understood that the so-called small test was actually reciting!
Although it didn’t sound difficult, they found that something was wrong after thinking about it carefully.
They knew that there were thousands of ancient Chinese Medicine books and various rhymes, plus the number of the uncommon ones could even reach ten thousand.
Even an old Chinese Medicine doctor who had spent most of his life in the field of Chinese Medicine might not be able to recite all the ancient Chinese Medicine books and rhymes, not to mention the ten young contestants.
If someone got the question that happened to be the one that he or she couldn’t recite, wouldn’t that be tragic?
Somehow people started to look forward to it as they thought of this.
There was no doubt that this was human nature. People liked seeing unexpected things.
Standing at the entrance of the backstage, Fang Qiu and the other nine contestants also clearly heard every word of the host.
As they heard the reciting rules, the ten of them were all stunned.
“We’re going to recite?” Li Sanxiao smiled awkwardly.
“Ten questions, ten books. We need to find ten medical books from thousands of medical books. This is a wide range.” Lin Dan was a little worried.
“It’s more than that.” Yang Chenxiang shook her head with a wry smile and said, “The host just said that we needed to recite some parts of the ancient books. It’s a wider range.”
“Don’t let me draw the one that I’m unfamiliar with. Otherwise, I’ll be doomed.”
Wang Shijie also shook his head and chuckled.
Leng Wenzhuo, Gu Shaoyu, and Chen Ziju all frowned slightly. Although they were born in families of Chinese Medicine, had studied medical books since childhood, and had read more books than others, none of them could guarantee that they would not encounter fragments that they couldn’t recite.
When everyone was frowning bitterly, Fang Qiu just gave a bland smile.
At this moment, the host’s shout rang out. “Now, let’s welcome the ten contestants!”
Fang Qiu took the lead.
Ten people stepped onto the stage.
The moment they stepped onto the stage, the whole audience burst into thunderous applause!
Not only on the spot, but there was also very warm applause on the auditorium and playground of the University of Jiangjing Chinese Medicine.
Fang Qiu took the lead of the team.
Perhaps in the eyes of others, this meant nothing. But in the eyes of the students of the University of Jiangjing Chinese Medicine, this was very special.
Seeing the leading figure appearing on the TV screen, Jiang Mengjie, who was in the Jingbei University of Chinese Medicine, curled her lips and smiled faintly.
In the northeast, as Xu Miaolin saw Fang Qiu come on the stage, he immediately turned his head proudly and said to Holy Doctor Chu, who was sitting next to him, “Look, my student is more handsome than your disciple.”
“Humph!” Holy Doctor Chu rolled his eyes at Xu Miaolin and said disdainfully, “Being handsome can help him save a life?”
In Fang Qiu’s home. “Clap, clap, clap…”
When Fang Qiu appeared, all the relatives and friends spontaneously applauded and cheered for him.
On the other side, many drug producers who had been cracked down were also paying attention to the last episode of the Young Chinese Medicine Doctor. When they saw Fang Qiu, they all gnashed their teeth and secretly cursed Fang Qiu in their hearts. They hoped that he could get a bad ranking. It would be best if he was the last one.
On the spot, the ten people came to the stage and stood in a line.
“Okay.” The host walked to them with a smile and said, “Now, let’s draw lots.”
After that, he handed the box for drawing lots to Fang Qiu directly.
Since Fang Qiu was the leader and was standing in the first place, he naturally became the first person to draw lots.
Under the watch of all the audience, started from Fang Qiu, the ten of them began to draw their lots with trepidation.
It was a small piece of red paper wrapped in a bundle.
After drawing lots, the ten contestants opened the slip of paper and had a look.
As Fang Qiu unfolded the paper and read the question, he smiled at once.
If one looked closely, one would find that there were five words on his slip of paper—The Taboo Rhyme of Pregnancy.
Then, he looked at the others.
After seeing the questions, some of them couldn’t help frowning, while some of them, like Fang Qiu, smiled and felt relieved.
“The drawing of the questions is complete.”
Putting down the box, the host said with a smile, “Next, we still need to draw lots again. However, this time, we draw the order of reciting.”
As soon as he finished speaking, the staff brought him another small box.
Everyone began to draw lots again.
This time, every one of them took out a round palm-sized number plate.
Fang Qiu was still the first to draw.
He reached in the box and unexpectedly took out a plate written “No.1”.
This scene made all the audience feel amazing.
A moment later, the sequence was settled.
“Alright, it’s time to start the test.”
The host dragged his voice a little longer to create a hint of tension and then said to the ten contestants, “When you guys recite it, you shall recite one by one. Don’t stop. If one finishes, the next one continues.”
The ten contestants nodded in unison.
“So, let’s get started!” The host announced.
Upon hearing that, Fang Qiu, who got a plate written “No.1”, stood up and took a step forward.
“The Taboo Rhyme of Pregnancy.” Holding the question slip in his hand, Fang Qiu gradually read out the name of the question. Then, he stood straight, looking at the audience and the live camera in front of him with confidence like he was going to do a poetry recitation. Then he began to recite.
“Large Blister Beetle, Leech, Gadfly, Aconite, together with the slender root of Common Monkshood.”
As he recited the first sentence, Fang Qiu’s tone immediately caught everyone’s attention.
They were not trying to pick out any mistakes.
They just felt very unexpected because Fang Qiu’s voice was really so suitable for the recitation.
Every single word was recited in an exceptionally loud and clear voice. After he finished one sentence, people could hear the cadence. He spoke in a perfect tone, which contained rising and falling intonation.
It sounded particularly pleasant to the ear.
As everyone was surprised, Fang Qiu continued to recite.
“Pueraria, Mercury, and Croton Tiglium. Achyranthes Root, Coix Lacryma-jobi, and Centipede.”
He recited another sentence.
It was slightly different from the last sentence, which didn’t give people a feeling of repetition and boredom.
In the eyes of the general public, some of the Chinese Medicine rhymes were similar to Classical Chinese Writings. For those who never learned it, it was difficult to even read one sentence at a time, let alone recite it loudly.
Especially when they heard someone else reading, they would feel even more obscure and incomprehensible.
Under such circumstances, people didn’t like to learn or listen to Chinese Medicine rhymes.
But when Fang Qiu was reciting, it was very pleasant to hear. They didn’t feel arcane at all.
At the same time, the audience also exclaimed on the Internet.
“Sh*t. How can you recite a Chinese Medicine rhyme like this?”
“Fang Qiu, you’d better change your career and be an anchor of the broadcasting.”
“With this level of reading, you may be able to make it to the Network News Broadcast.”
“Am I the only one who thinks I’m listening to a song?”
As people were watching the live broadcast, there were also the contents that Fang Qiu recited on the screen. They appeared one by one, following Fang Qiu’s speed, just like the lyrics in the karaoke. As Fang Qiu recited, the color of the word would turn green so as to show that he was correct.
“Rhizoma Sparganii, Genkwa, and Gyromitra Infula. Peking Euphorbia, Periostracum Cicadae, and Yellow Cixiong.
“Mirabilite and Orange Osmanthus. Sophora Flower, Morning Glory, and Chinese Honeylocust Fruit.
“Pinellia Ternate, Arisaema Erubescens, and Tetrapanax Papyriferus. Dianthus Superbus, Dried Ginger, and Peach Kernel.
“Sal-Ammoniae, Resina Toxicodendri, and Crab Sheel. Epicauta, Couchgrass Root, and Ground Beetle.”
The rhyme was not long.
With Fang Qiu’s comfortable voice, no one even knew he finished reciting.
As they looked at the screen, they found that he was correct about every word.
Not a single word was wrong.
As they saw this, the relatives of Fang Qiu, who sat around Fang Qiu’s house and watched the show, couldn’t help cheering excitedly.
All the students of the University of Jiangjing Chinese Medicine were also cheering.
In the crowd, Zhu Benzheng, Sun Hao, and Zhou Xiaotian were even more excited.
The three of them didn’t look at each other, nor did they laugh and talk.
But at the same time, they clenched their fists and looked at the big screen. Looking at the confident look of Fang Qiu, they thought to themselves, “Sure enough, Fang Qiu will not fail at such a crucial moment!”
In the girls’ dormitory of the Jingbei University of Chinese Medicine, Jiang Mengjie smiled and said, “How would it possibly be difficult for you to recite such a simple rhyme?”
Although her voice was very bland and it seemed that she wasn’t worried at all, the change in her facial expression made people clearly know that she had just let out a sigh of relief.
In the northeast, Xu Miaolin and Chu Yunyun looked at each other and breathed sighs of relief at the same time.
Fang Qiu’s competition results were related to their happiness.
Although Fang Qiu wasn’t nervous, the two of them were extremely nervous.
Fang Qiu had passed this small test.
Next, all they needed to do was to wait for the final round of the competition.
Whether he could succeed or not depended on the final result!
On the spot, Fang Qiu took a step back after reciting and returned to the queue.
At this time, Jiang Miaoyu, who was standing at the ninth place, stepped out.
Seeing this, Fang Qiu was a little surprised.
He didn’t expect that Jiang Miaoyu actually got the No. 2 plate.
“Nineteen Repelling Rhyme.”
Jiang Miaoyu unfolded the slip she had drawn. After reading the question, she immediately began to recite.
She recited smoothly.
She followed Fang Qiu’s words very smoothly and continued to recite.
“Sulfur is the essence of fire. It can fight with Mirabilite.
“Mercury and White Arsenic can’t combine. Euphorbia is most afraid of Litharge.”
The moment she recited these two sentences, everyone was stunned.
Although her voice was different from Fang Qiu’s and gave people a different feeling, her recitation was just like Fang Qiu’s, which was rhythmic and very pleasant to the ear.
This made all the students of the University of Jiangjing Chinese Medicine cheered.
Fang Qiu’s mother was watching the live broadcast. Her eyes brightened as she looked at Jiang Miaoyu and thought to herself, “This girl looks pretty good.”
Since she learned to surf the Internet, she had seen a lot of news about Fang Qiu online. One of them said that Fang Qiu was dating Jiang Miaoyu.