TOFUH – Chapter 157 – Bringing Money To Redeeming People

The subordinates from the escort agency had switched shifts to stand guard over Chen Wang and his men.

The previous shift went to sleep.

The new shift yawned, wanting to return to bed, but the night breeze woke them up as they felt hungry.

Someone boiled a pot of water, putting a spoonful of lard and adding a few eggs before finally adding some noodles. The pot of simple egg noodles was ready.

The people from the Jinzhen escort agency gathered around the pot of noodles and ate them quickly, chatting while eating.

Lard and egg noodles was actually very common dish. The people from the Changlong Fighting Business had never even looked at it before, but after a day without food, they couldn’t help but drool.

The nights on the mountain were very cold but if you could eat some soup noodles….

Chen Wang swallowed a mouthful of saliva and couldn’t help asking for noodles.

“No.” The people from the Jinzhen Escort Agency responded, grinning.

“What are you guys doing? Don’t be lazy!” The people guarding them immediately shouted upon seeing them not doing anything. “Get to work!”

Chen Wang was trying to endure this for a while, but now he was hungry and tired so he couldn’t stand it any longer.

“If you don’t give us enough to eat and let us sleep, how can we have the strength to work?” Chen Wen demanded. The people from the escort agency were really going too far!

“You poisoned our chickens and you want us to feed you and find a place for you to sleep? Why should we do that?” The people from the agency snickered.

Chen Wang was stunned, but feeling guilty he finally said: “I will pay money to buy food from you!”

“Why should we sell you food?” One of the men from the Jizhen Escort Agency snorted coldly.

“Don’t deceive others too much!” Chen Wang’s expression was ugly as he glanced at the people around him. Then the people from Changlong Fighting Business pounced on the people in front of him – it was night and there weren’t many of them around so they might be able to escape.

The people from the Changlong Fighting Business had a good idea, but they overestimated themselves.

They were very hungry and had been working for the whole day without any rest. They were also not armed, so how could they beat people of the Jinzhen Escort Agency?

In no time, they were suppressed.

“Very well since you dare to resist…” It was He Xiasheng who led those guarding these people. He was not very flexible so he could not be entrusted with important tasks, so he had always been a small leader under Jiang Zhen.

Jiang Zhen had already told him what he was planning to do. Looking coldly at the people from Changlong, he asked someone to bring him a bucket of water and give a spoonful of water to people in front of him. “This is the water that was poisoned by you before, come on, everyone take a sip!”

The water that they had poisoned before? Chen Wang’s expression changed dramatically as he struggled but to no avail. In the end, he was forced to drink some of the water.

As soon as the people of the escort agency let go of him, Chen Wang desperately used his fingers to make himself throw out the water he just drank. But it wass not that easy to do.

Soon, Chen Wang covered his stomach and cried out in pain.

When the others from the Changlong Fighting Business saw this, their expressions changed, but they were also forced to drink the water in the end just like Chen Weng.

They were not going to be poisoned to death, were they?

The stomachs of the fighting business people all hurt. They covered their stomachs and their eyes were full of panic.

Don’t worry since you are not a chicken, drinking a small amount will not make you die.” He Xiasheng said: “But next time we will give you more to drink!”

Hearing He Xiasheng’s words, Chen Wang and others felt relieved at first but then became nervous again.

Then, they all had diarrhea together.

It was so bad that it not only cleaned their stomach contents but also drained water. As a result they felt very weak.

“Give them some water,” He Xiasheng said.

“No!” Chen Wang said in despair.

“This time the water will not be poisonous! If you drink some it will lessen the toxicity so you can go back to work right away. Don’t try to be lazy!” He Xiasheng said.

In fact the water was not poisonous, and even the previous water was not poisonous. They just put some croton inside.

Croton has some toxicity, which can cause diarrhea.

Chen Wang and others didn’t want to drink the water at first, but their diarrhea was too strong and they really needed to drink something. Finally they drank some water.

Just as they finished drinking, they were forced back to work.

After a night of tossing and turning, Chen Wang and others were so tired that they could almost fall asleep as soon as they lay down.

But they couldn’t go to sleep since people from the Jinzhen Escort Agency were forcing them to work.

Chen Wang never thought about how important it was to eat and sleep before, but now he only has these two things on his mind.

“Get to work!”

“Do a good job and don’t be lazy!”

He Xiasheng, with a cup of croton water in his hand, circled around Chen Wang and others. Whoever would try to be lazy and not work would be given some more water to drink. “The toxin will accumulate in your body, so drinking small amounts is fine but if you drink too much… I can’t guarantee what will happen in the end. “

What else can happen! They would definitely die!

Chen Wang and others forced themselves to work, the people of the Jizhen Escort Agency just let them work, not caring if they did a good job or not.

While Chen Wang and the others were screaming, their families were looking everywhere for someone to save them.

Finally, someone agreed to save them.

Last night, Jiang Zhen went home to sleep, but the next day, he went back to the chicken farm.

He then had Chen Wang brought to him.

After one day and night the previously strong man from yesterday, had shriveled up.

Chen Wang collapsed and could not even open his eyes so when he saw Jiang Zhen, even such a strong man like him wanted to cry.

“The environment here is good, right? The scenery is also very good isn’t it? You can stay here for a few more days.” Jiang Zhen smiled.

“Escort agency boss, spare my life!” Chen Wang immediately said: “Boss Jiang, I’ll tell you everything you want to know!”

“Don’t worry, you can take your time.” Jiang Zhen was still smiling.

Chen Wang could no longer stand it: “It was Zheng Yi, Young Master Zheng, who gave us money to deal with you!”

“Who doesn’t know that Zheng Yi and I are in partnership? Even if you guys want to make up a story, don’t make it up so nonsensically.” Jiang Zhen said. He was confident that Zheng Yi would never try to harm him. Even if he really wanted to harm him, he would never use such a mentally retarded means.

“It was Zheng Yi! The one who he sent was the steward of the Qingfeng Building. I know him. If it hadn’t been for that, I wouldn’t have dared to deal with you!” Chen Wang said in agitation. The Zheng Family was now very powerful in the south of the Yangtze River. Without the backing of the Zheng Family, how could he dare to offend the Jinzhen Escort Agency?

“Which steward?” Jiang Zhen asked.

“It was Steward Li.” Chen Wang said.

Jiang Zhen immediately asked someone to tell Zheng Yi about this, then added: “Take him with you and make him work well. Let’s find a few more people to ask.”

“I’ve told you everything I can, let me go!” Chen Wang said: “I can pay compensation!”

Chen Wang anxiously wanted to go back but Jiang Zhen just ignored him.

At the same time, after questioning a few of Chen Wang’s men, Jiang Zhen was sure that it was really Steward Li who was in charge of this job.

Steward Li was obviously a problem.

There was definitely something wrong with him.

Jiang Zhen soon got the news that Steward Li had left Qingfeng Building a few days ago and disappeared.

At the same time, a group of people came to his chicken farm, among them was a group of people from local Yamen.

When the people from the Yamen came, Jiang Zhen went out to have a look.

“Gentlemen, what is your reason for coming here?” Jiang Zhen asked.

“Master Jiang, someone is looking for you.” When the official saw Jiang Zhen, he immediately smiled.

Jiang Zhen and Zheng Yi relationship was very good and over the years the Yamen had already established a relationship with them so at this moment, the official explained: “Master Jiang, several people came to the Yamen, all of them saying that you took away the people of the Changlong fighting business and brought them here, so we come to ask about it.”

They were forced to come here. Many people saw Jiang Zhen enter the Changlong Fighting Business and pull three carts of “pigs” out of the building.

Since all the people of the Changlong Fighting Business were gone, they had no choice but to take this trip.

“Jiang Zhen, what did you do to my husband?” One of the women asked.

“And my son!”

“And my brother!”



The family members of Changlong fighting business people were furious, as they asked one after another.

But Jiang Zhen was very calm: “For what reason? “

Is Jiang Zhen admitting that the men from the fighting business were in his hands? The Yamen officers’ faces stiffened, a little embarrassed. If Jiang Zhen did not admit it, he could’ve taken these people away, ah!

Those who came with him were about to explode: “What have you done with my son?”

“Where is my husband?”

Those who came were all terrified that Jiang Zhen had already killed them.

“I’ll have someone bring them here.” Jiang Zhen said: “They are all fine, they’re just working for me to compensate for my losses.”

Soon, Chen Wang and the others were brought in.

But just after one day of not seeing them, all of them looked shriveled, this… was just working?

Their families didn’t believe it.

“I didn’t ask anyone to beat them or scold them. I just asked them to help with work, if you don’t believe me just check their bodies, see if they are injured.” Jiang Zhen said.

When those people heard his words they all wanted to check their family members up, but were stopped by the Jinzhen Escort Agency people. Finally only a few people went over.

“Chen Wang, are you okay?” Chen Wang’s wife anxiously checked up on her husband, but she couldn’t find any injuries except for some bruises.

“I..” Chen Wang wanted to speak, but after looking at the smiling eyes of the guard next to him, he didn’t dare to open his mouth.

“You can take them away, but I must be compensated for our losses. I will not charge much either. The leader is 500 silver and the rest is 100 silver each. If you bring money I will let them go.”

The people, who were filled with righteous indignation before, after finding their family members not injured calmed down.

“It’s just a few chickens that were poisoned, so there’s no need to pay so much for them.”

“That’s right, it’s just a few chickens.”

After being reassured, they were no longer willing to pay.

Although the Changlong Fighting Business makes money, it was not particularly profitable, especially for those at the bottom. After eating, drinking and playing around there was not much money left.

One hundred silver…where would they get so much money?

However, Chen Wang and others no longer wanted to continue staying here.

They wanted to leave!

“Wife, go home and get the money to redeem me!’ Chen Wang said to his wife: “There is some money in the box under my bed, take it and ransom us all!”

If he stayed here any longer he would surely die!

As for his men, they all worked for him so he couldn’t leave them behind.


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Tomorrow we can finally go home!


Edited by: Antiope1


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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. addienasaffir

    Haha Changlong fighting agency is learning a valuable lesson. JZ is so cool 😎.

  2. Sheena May

    Haha…JZ is very smart. He earned free labour, while also torturing for questioning and to top it all off. He can earn some a profits from the ransom

  3. Nagma Iram

    I love JZ’s way of face slapping 😜🤣 thank u for the chapter 💜💜

  4. White Whale

    Steward Li is acting on his own will. Never in this lifetime that zheng Yi will backstab Jiang Zhen.

  5. Ruka

    Thank you for translating! 💙

  6. Fisukisuki

    CW is good toward his subordinate? Hooo that’s rare.

    Why the Steward Li being so troublesome? I wonder…


  7. Poebaker

    Thank you so much for the translation. this peasant sincerely kowtows in gratitude. Muah~ thank you so much once again

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