Translator: Misty Cloud Translations Editor: Misty Cloud Translations
The ocean before was calm with endless waves. There wasn’t any mist or fog and it was clear.
But, a day ago, thick fog slowly drifted over the ocean, covering the entire surface. Even their divine sense couldn’t penetrate it.
The thick fog was strange, and even more strange was the sound of paddles coming from the thick fog.
There was nothing just then, then the sound of oars suddenly appeared.
Consequently, a small ship emerged. The ship slowly came out of the thick fog. Several people used a few oars to drive the ship.
As it approached the shore and dropped anchor, a group of people got off the boat. They observed Sima You Yue’s group and left without saying anything.
After the people on deck departed, a man wearing sleeveless linen waistcoat appeared on the deck with a bandana wrapped on his head.
He frowned when he saw Sima You Yue and them. “How come there is only this many. Forget it, do you want to cross the ocean?”
“Is this the ship leading to the Lost Place?” Huang Ying Ying asked.
The man drew a smoky pipe from his waist and knocked it on the deck. He glanced at her indifferently and said in a contemptuous tone, “You waited here, wasn’t it for my boat?Are you going to board or not? I will leave if you don’t.”
His words indicated that they were going to the Lost Place.
Seeing that they were going to board, the man added, “By the way, each person needs a hundred thousand top grade crystal, no bargaining!”
Everyone pursed their lips when they heard this. The boat fee of a hundred thousand top grade crystal was too expensive!
Fortunately, Sima family was not short of money, especially Sima You Yue. The ancient saint herb that she auctioned made her a fortune.
When she got on the boat, she gave him eight hundred thousand top grade crystals. The man’s attitude improved a lot. He smiled at Sima You Yue, “Little girl, you’re very easygoing!”
In the past, those people regardless if they had money like to complain to him that the ferry fare was too expensive, or they were upset that he gave preferential treatment to some.
“Uncle wants to keep us safe and build such a ship; the energy and financial resources used are not small. Therefore, such ship fares should be collected.” Sima You Yue smiled.
“Hahaha, little girl is quite smart.” The man laughed.
“May I ask how should I address Uncle?” Sima You Yue saw that he was in a good mood, so she took the opportunity to get close.
“You can call me Helmsman Tuo.” Helmsman Tuo rarely took a liking to young girls and he was even willing to talk to her.
“Can I call you Uncle Tuo?”
“Whatever you want.” It was just an address. He didn’t care. He waved to Feng Zhi Xing and them and said, “You men, go row.”
“Us?” Feng Zhi Xing and Sima Liu Xuan looked at each other, believing they heard wrong.
“Yes, just you guys.” Helmsman Tuo knocked on the side of the boat with his pipe when he saw they weren’t moving. “Why are you standing there ? If you don’t paddle, how do we move the boat? I am not in a hurry, it doesn’t matter if you don’t want to.”
“You don’t have any crew members?”
“Wouldn’t I have to pay them wages? Besides, look at my small boat. How many can sit on with a crew? Are you going to row? If not, get off. But I won’t refund the money!” Helmsman Tuo threatened.
What else could they say? One by one they resignedly picked up the oars and rowed. The boat slowly moved away from the shore.
Helmsman Tuo saw that they started to paddle and sat on the stool at the head. He took out his leaf cigarette, rolled it and inserted the cigarette butt in the pipe. He lit it with spirit power and started smoking.
Sima You Yue sat beside Helmsman Tuo and asked, “Uncle Tuo, did you let the guests paddle when you go? How long do my father and them need to paddle?”
“Don’t worry, after this shallow water, you don’t need the oars, so they won’t need to row for long.” Helmsman Tuo snorted.
“That’s good.” Sima You Yue didn’t mind the tone of his voice and continued to ask, “Uncle Tuo, this is the first time we’re going to the Lost Place. Can you tell us the situation here?”
“What are you going there for?” Helmsman Tuo asked.
“To find my Master and Teacher. They went there decades ago for me. Recently, there has been no news. We were worried about their safety, so we thought of looking for them. But we are not familiar with Lost Place. So I want to ask you about the situation over there.” Sima You Yue said frankly.
“Looking for someone, I thought you were looking for treasure!” Helmsman Tuo said. “Those who go to the Lost Place come for the treasures on the island. If there were any treasures, would there still be there for these outsiders? Some are stupid.”
“In fact, it’s not surprising. In the eyes of the outsiders, isn’t this the place that is linked to the gods, the place of treasures? Any cultivation manual, divine artifact or spirit skill will last for a lifetime.” Sima You Yue said.
“I see you are clear sighted, aren’t you curious about all the hearsays?”
“Of course I am curious. I am a layman and love these treasures. But I know what I have to do. Master and Teacher are more important than treasures.”
Helmsman Tuo looked at Sima You Yue. If she had said that she was not interested in those, he would not pay attention to her anymore. Because such a person was fake. He didn’t like people who say things to please him.
“You said your Master and Teacher went there for you? Why?”
“Actually there was something wrong with my body. My master and them heard there was a solution here, so they went while I was in a coma. When I woke up, they had been away for a long time.” Xu Jin’s and Ge Lang’s love for her made her heart warm.
“Hmph, you met two good masters.” Helmsman Tuo took out a brochure and threw it to her. “This contains some things about the island. Take it for yourself. I usually ask for twenty thousand top grade crystals. You are pretty pleasing to the eye, so half price. Just give me ten thousand top grade crystals.”
Sima You Yue accepted the booklet and grinned, “Uncle Tuo, are you afraid I won’t give you the crystals now I have the booklet?”
Helmsman Tuo glanced at her and did not answer her. But the look was obvious, would she dare not to give? He could throw her into the water!
However, his view of people was still accurate. The girl in front of him was a kind of stupid person with a lot of money. It was best to cheat from.
This kind of person wouldn’t do such an unreasonable action. In other words, no one dared to do such shameless things in front of him.
Sima You Yue was seen through by his single glance and pouted. She took out ten thousand top grade crystals.
Seeing another ten thousand missing from her crystal card, her heart felt pain. When she heard Helmsman Tuo’s next sentence, she almost fell into the water.