When Ren Baqian arrived at the blacksmith shop, he immediately saw the blue-colored wooden boards placed on one side. They indeed resembled the night sky. The countless silvery spots stretched across their surfaces forming silvery rivers.
When he walked closer to the wooden boards, the countless silvery spots made of melted silver reflected light into his eyes, giving him the illusion of the starry trails in the night sky.
"They are done, you can take them away now. The remaining silver taels from the fee are enough," the shop owner said without even raising his head.
He did not seem to feel anything towards the wooden boards that had captivated Ren Baqian. Since they did not require much skill to make, he wasn't willing to take a second look at them.
After Ren Baqian walked closer to the wooden boards, he realized they looked more beautiful when he stood further away.
But he was already satisfied with this result.
This standard of work was enough for him.
After checking the five wooden boards thoroughly, he did not find anything to fuss over.
He got Tie Dao and Teng Hulu to carry them, and they returned to the beast park. Upon arriving at the beast park, they went to Tong Jia's house and assembled the wooden boards into the air cooler and placed it outside the house.
Folding his arms, Ren Baqian looked at the air cooler from various angles. The wooden boards did not seem as beautiful as the had just now. Perhaps it was too bright. Under the direct illumination of the sunlight, not only did the silver-made stars glitter, but the flaws on the wooden boards were magnified as well.
So why did they look so good in the blacksmith shop just now? That was because the light inside the shop wasn't bright enough.
Ren Baqian knew of a unique phenomenon in which a slightly darker place could easily conceal the flaws of an object.
For example, when he looked at the mirror in his toilet, he always felt that he looked exceptionally handsome. However, when he looked at a mirror under the sun, he felt it wasn't his face that was reflected in the mirror.
This was a tragic story.
With this knowledge in mind, he immediately brought the air cooler back into the house. Indeed, the air cooler looked much better now.
Especially after Ren Baqian closed the door and lit up two oil lamps, he felt that it looked like the fighter jet of air coolers.
"Isn't it good-looking?" With a look of satisfaction on his face, Ren Baqian asked Tong Jia while folding his arms.
"If Caretaker Ren says it's good-looking, then it's good-looking," Tong Jia replied straightforwardly.
Ren Baqian cast a glance at him. Who said this fellow is simple and honest?
Subsequently, Ren Baqian got someone to carry the air cooler to his own house. Initially, Ren Baqian thought that the empress would summon him into the palace today and he could then present the air cooler to her.
However, he waited until the sky turned dark, but no one came over from the palace to summon him.
Ren Baqian went to the kitchen and found a leftover mutton leg. He cut it into slices, fried them in a wok, and ate his fill.
Then, he went back to his house and slept. When he woke up, he was back on Earth.
Nothing much happened during these three days. Whenever he was bored, he would pick up a beer and start drinking it. He did this for three days in a row.
During two of these three days, he also went out shopping for some things. He procured an e-book reader and stored the information on salt wells, smelting and farming tools in it. He also stored in it a few novels, which included Journey to the West, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Investiture of the Gods, and some web novels. These could help him to pass some of his time in the other world and reinforce his content of the story he was telling the empress.
When fully charged, the e-book reader could last around 20 days. That should be enough for him to use.
Another thing that Ren Baqian bought was the stun baton. Twice, he had forgotten to buy this essential self-defense tool when he came back to Earth. It was larger than the size of his palm, and it looked somewhat similar to a flashlight. Reportedly, it could be used for 20 minutes straight before it ran out of power. Normally, if it was used for only a few seconds every time, it could be used for approximately one hundred times.
Ren Baqian did not really understand its technical aspects like output voltage and current intensity output. As for its power, the boss at that time told him with a mysterious tone, "Even the most muscular man will fall if he's poked with it."
Ren Baqian reckoned that a few seconds were not enough for the stun baton to knock a Dayao man out. It would need at least ten seconds to do that. Even if he could not knock the other party out, he could still numb and freeze his entire body.
Without the stun baton, he would not have a self-defense weapon if something happened to him in that world. Given his physique and strength, a Dayao man could easily kill him even if there were several clones of him.
With a stun baton, Ren Baqian felt much safer.
If I can't beat you in a hand-to-hand combat, I will use the stun baton to jab you. I don't believe all of you aren't scared of electricity.
Ren Baqian hoped the stun baton was really as powerful as the boss said it to be. He definitely did not dare to poke himself with it as he was scared of pain.
Tong Jia had thick skin and huge muscles. Maybe he should try the stun baton on him.
If it did not work, he would come back and get even with the boss.
The last thing Ren Baqian bought was a camera. He wanted to take photos of the things in that world. For example, Gungun and Tiantian. If their photos were posted online, they would definitely attract a lot of attention.
Those scientists on Earth were still wondering whether or not there was extraterrestrial life. Meanwhile, he had already arrived at a world that was different from Earth.
It was a pity that he couldn't tell anyone about it.
Ren Baqian remembered a wise man once said that if one did not have a glorious homecoming after making it big, he might as well go home in silken robes at night without anyone noticing. Right now, being wealthy wasn't the only issue. The main issue was that he was the only one in the entire world that was experiencing all this.
It was really a pity that he couldn't tell anyone. He did not even dare to use an anonymous name to write a story about it online.
Therefore, he could only post photos online to flaunt and share his feelings with people.
After charging the stun baton, Ren Baqian placed it, the e-book reader and the camera into a bag and fell asleep, teleporting to that world.
After he woke up, Ren Baqian took out the camera from his bag. Once he exited his house, he indeed saw Gungun and Tiantian lying on their backs on the ground.
Before he kept these two small chaps as pets, he thought that animals lay on their stomachs to sleep.
After keeping them as pets, he realized they had various sleeping postures. All of their sleeping postures overflowed with cuteness.
Ren Baqian took two close-ups of them and then pulled away to take long shots of them from every angle. The two small chaps shook their heads and crawled towards him. Following which, they hugged his calves and snorted non-stop.
After taking a few top-down photos of the two pandas hugging his legs, Ren Baqian hung the camera over his neck and teased them. After a while, he went to draw some water and prepare to eat his breakfast.
After having breakfast, Ren Baqian hung the stun baton on his waist and went in search Tong Jia.
Tong Jia leaned against a wall while picking his teeth. His signature sheepish smile hung upon his face.
Ren Baqian did not know why was he so happy every day.
"Tong Jia!" Ren Baqian yelled at the top of his voice.
"Hey, Caretaker Ren." Tong Jia ran towards Ren Baqian while flinging his fingers along. Following which, Ren Baqian saw a black dot being flung to the ground from Tong Jia's fingers.
"Tong Jia, I have something to discuss with you."
"Caretaker Ren can just speak anything on your mind!" Tong Jia said. He knew that Ren Baqian was very generous with his money. Previously, Ren Baqian gave him one tael of silver for a day's work.
Tong Jia wasn't smart but he wasn't stupid wither. He knew he had to bootlick Ren Baqian.
"I want to do a test by giving you a poke with this thing, are you alright with it?" Ren Baqian asked as he took out the flashlight-like stun baton from his waist. He had a "friendly" look on his face.
"What's this? Caretaker Ren, it's alright, you can just poke me with it," Tong Jia replied with confidence.
How powerful can this thing be? It looks like a mere stick, and it doesn't even have a tip.
"Ahh… Ahh…" Tong Jia's body spasmed, looking as though he was doing a zombie dance.