Chapter 67: Visiting The Town Again
As he looked at his youngest daughter, he felt that this girl had recently changed dramatically. She was much bolder now. Also, over the past couple of days, she had targeted Gu Ruoqing and Zhang Xiaohui and seemed to have some aim in mind.
Gu Yunshen had always doted on his youngest daughter, so he let her have her way.
So Gu Yunshen said, "You may go in two days' time! I'll bring you in the ox cart. I need to visit a patient in the town and may not return in the evening. You must go home early, understand?"
Gu Qingyao was delighted to hear that. "Alright! I will definitely behave myself."
Two days later, Gu Qingyao was all ready. She got up before sunrise. That day, Zhang Xiaohui and Gu Ruoqing also rose early. She could tell from their appearance that they had dressed carefully.
Although they did not have any nice things, they were less casual than usual.
Gu Yunshen pretended not to notice. Gu Yunshen had already borrowed the ox cart from the brigade. They got into the cart and headed for town.
By the time they reached the town, dawn had broken.
Gu Yunshen told Zhang Xiaohui and Gu Ruoqing to go about their business. He himself brought Gu Qingyao to post her parcel.
When he had driven the ox cart to an isolated spot, Gu Yunshen said, "Have you prepared everything?"
Gu Qingyao nodded. "Yes, I packed everything at home."
As she spoke, she took her parcel out of her interspace. Her hand had been inside the large sack all along, and the parcel appeared inside the sack.
Gu Qingyao said, "There are five kilograms of rice, five kilograms of flour, ten kilograms of cornflour, a dried rabbit, a dried fish, a piece of bacon, and a bag of White Rabbit Creamy Candy for Eldest Uncle's family.
"Second Uncle's family has the same.
"Third Uncle's family gets a little more. I added a few dried sweet potatoes, some sweet potato noodles, and fifteen kilograms of cornflour."
"Then every family gets a bag of dried mushrooms and wild herbs."
Her Eldest Uncle had three sons. Besides the eldest brother, Gu Jinye, there were two younger brothers who were still children.
Second Uncle had two sons. The second brother was called Gu Jinhang, and the fourth brother was called Gu Jinfeng.
Third Uncle's family was the biggest. The third brother was called Gu Jinlin, the fifth brother was Gu Jinxuan and they were followed by a pair of younger twin boys.
There were so many boys that they ate large quantities of food. In particular, Third Uncle's family lived in a town and worked in the factories, so they received fewer rations than Eldest Uncle and Second Uncle. That was why she had given them more food.
She did not dare to give them too much at once. She would send small amounts later on.
Gu Yunshen nodded when he heard this. He was a little shocked, but also a little emotional.
In the past, the Gu family could never have produced so many items. Now that they had his Yao Yao, they did not lack for anything.
Gu Yunshen brought Gu Qingyao to mail the parcel, then prepared to leave. "If you want to walk around, you can have fun around here. If you're hungry, you can eat at the state-owned restaurant. You better go home early in the afternoon."
The town was not too far from their home. These years were relatively safe. Gu Qingyao was already fifteen and Gu Yunshen did not restrict her too much.
Gu Yunshen took out some money and coupons and handed them to her. "Bring these with you."
Gu Qingyao looked at them, but did not take them. "I have some!"
Gu Yunshen raised his brows. "Did Mo Beihan give them to you?"
Gu Qingyao: "…"
She pursed her lips, but did not speak.
Gu Yunshen studied his daughter for a while, then patted her head. He drove the ox cart away without saying anything else.
The moment he left, Gu Qingyao hurried to intercept Wang Guozhu. Zhang Xiaohui would certainly visit Wang Guozhu during her trip to town. She wanted to do something that would quickly expel Zhang Xiaohui from their home.
In her previous life, the two of them were having an affair and she knew their meeting place. Gu Qingyao hurried to a place he was certain to pass by, and waited.