Chapter 422 Logic of a Child
“Haodong, you’re amazing!”
Lin Momo was currently extremely excited. Not only had she become a cultivation artist, such a big problem for the Lin family had been solved.
She held Qin Haodong in her arms and was about to express her excitement in her own way when there was another knock on the door.
“Mama, I’m back!”
Hearing the little fellow’s voice, the two of them were no longer in the mood. They jumped out of bed and hurriedly put on their clothes.
Lin Momo immediately felt the benefits of the increased cultivation. She reached out her hand much quicker than before, and had even dressed at an incredibly fast speed.
She looked down to check her clothes, and made sure there were no problems before reaching out to open the door.
“Tang Tang, why are you back so soon?”
Lin Momo asked subconsciously.
“Mama, we’ve been out for a long time. Tang Tang is hungry!”
After the little fellow spoke, Lin Momo realized her own error. She saw that it was already the afternoon. She and Qin Haodong had been together for half a day already. Her face suddenly became hot as she felt embarrassed.
Luckily the little fellow was not paying attention to her, as she shouted at Qin Haodong, “Papa, let’s go eat dinner!”
“Okay! Let’s go eat.”
Qin Haodong held the little fellow in his arms as the four of them walked towards the hotel’s restaurant together.
Lin Momo and Hu Xiaoxian walked behind them. Lin Momo whispered, “Xiaoxian, thank you!”
Hu Xiaoxian was extremely clever. She immediately understood the meaning of Lin Momo’s words. She smiled and said, “Sister Lin is too polite. This is what I should do.”
Lin Momo grabbed Hu Xiaoxian’s hand and said, “You are right. This man makes people worry about him. In the future, you must help me take care of him.”
Hearing those words, Hu Xiaoxian’s body slightly shook. She understood that Lin Momo had completely accepted her.
She knew the degree of importance Qin Haodong gave to Lin Momo and their daughter. In the past, she had feared that Lin Momo would reject her. After that, she could finally be at ease.
Following lunch, the four of them went sightseeing together in the town of Pa Gan. In the evening, Hu Xiaoxian went back to the capital first.
The next day was the day of the raw gemstone exhibition; Mao Wenlong had sent a car to wait in front of the hotel. It took Qin Haodong and his party to the raw gemstone exhibition area.
The location of the raw gemstone exhibition was very unique. There was an endless river on the left and a towering mountain on the right, with an open space of about 100 acres in the middle.
It was said that the place used to be a mine of raw jade gemstones. It had been developed but then backfilled, and had at the moment become the raw gemstone exhibition area.
Qin Haodong looked around. Although the exhibition had just begun, it was already crowded with businessmen and tourists who had gone there to buy raw gemstones.
The format of the exhibition was basically the same as that of the Lin Group’s. It divided the large and small raw gemstones into several areas, and then marked them with a number. The guests could directly buy the ones they selected.
However, in terms of scale, the raw gemstone exhibition there was much bigger than the one in Huaxia. There were countless raw gemstones, as the end could not be seen at a glance. There was also a sea of customers from around the world that would select and buy raw gemstones.
He glanced at Mao Wenlong, who followed respectfully behind him, and said, “Brother Mao, go ahead and continue with your work. We will take a look around.”
As the person in charge of the exhibition, Mao Wenlong indeed had a lot of things to do. He said, “Okay then. Mr. Qin, you just need to write down the number of which stone you like. I’ll arrange for someone to transport it back to Huaxia.”
He then gave his phone number to Qin Haodong, turned around and left.
Qin Haodong held the little fellow in his arms and wandered around the exhibition site with the mentality of a game.
Lin Momo followed them while holding a small book. From time to time, she would write down the number Qin Haodong said on the book.
For that raw gemstone exhibition, the Lin Group had sent a special purchasing team. Liu Yage had brought along a professional jewelry appraiser, making purchases at other locations of the venue.
Under such a situation, Qin Haodong didn’t like ordinary raw gemstones at all. What he chose were those of high-quality, with more than 20 times the premium rate; some of which even reached 100 times.
In that case, his chances of making a move were naturally much lower. Coupled with trying not to attract people’s attention, he deliberately slowed down. From time to time, he would watch the hustle and bustle with the little fellow.
Gambling was part of human nature. Every time the raw gemstone exhibition arrived, people were most interested in gambling with stones. Many people liked to choose a stone and examine it on the spot. In such cases, it would often attract a large number of onlookers.
However, as long as there was a bet, there would be winners and losers. In the stone gambling industry, there was a saying that one knife is poor and one knife is rich, one knife is heaven and one knife is hell. Some people might choose a stone and join the ranks of multimillionaires in an instant, while some people could lose everything in an instant.
The three of them were wandering around when suddenly there was a noise in front of them. “Jumped into the river! Someone jumped into the river!”
Not far in front of them, a figure jumped into the nearby river. The current of the river was very fast, and the man was swept away by the waves and disappeared in an instant.
Seeing a life disappear like that, the surrounding people began to talk about it.
“What’s going on? Why jump into the river?”
“Do I still need to say it? That person must have lost the bet. The stone was bought for two million, in the end it was completely dragged down and didn’t get a penny back. No one could stand it if they were in the same shoes.”
“But it shouldn’t go as far as jumping into the river, right?”
“I hear that that the two million was from loan sharks. That person would be beaten to death even if he didn’t jump into the river…”
Lin Momo shook her head and said, “What a pity. Is it worth it for a stone?”
Qin Haodong said, “He didn’t die because of the stone, but rather due to his own greed. He blindly wanted to get something for nothing, and wanted to get rich overnight. The ultimate result can only be death.”
He had no compassion for that type of gamblers. Whether it was the Cultivation World or the earth, such people could be found everywhere. All those who were addicted to gambling would end up miserable.
The person’s death did not create too many waves in the raw gemstone exhibition. People forgot about him very quickly and continued to turn their attention to the stones.
The little fellow didn’t understand that. Her big eyes were fixed on the gambling stone scene next to her. It was as if she was very interested in the fact that jades could be cut out of the stones.
“Papa, gambling stones are very fun. Tang Tang also wants to choose a stone and cut it!”
Qin Haodong said, “Okay. How about if papa helps you choose a stone?”
The little fellow shouted, “No need, no need. I want to choose one myself.”
Lin Momo said, “Haodong, let Tang Tang choose herself.”
She knew all too well about Qin Haodong’s ability. She knew that as long as the stone was selected by Qin Haodong, it would turn out to be at least ten times or even dozens of times higher than the raw value.
But after the excitement of what had just happened, she didn’t want her daughter to develop a sense that gambling was easy. So, she let Tang Tang choose by herself. It would be better to choose a stone that would produce nothing, so that she could have a correct understanding of gambling.
Qin Haodong also understood what Lin Momo wanted. He said, “Okay then. Tang Tang, choose yourself. Which one are you going to pick?”
The little fellow looked around. Although Qin Haodong held her in his arms, there were too many people around him, and the stone may be too small to be seen.
She held out her white finger, pointed to a huge stone next to her and shouted, “Big one. Papa, Tang Tang wants the biggest one!”
Qin Haodong and Lin Momo looked towards the direction her little finger pointed towards and saw a stone that was two meters high and more than one meter wide. It weighed around two or three tons, making it the largest raw gemstone within their line of sight.
He laughed to himself. His daughter’s luck in choosing stones was a bit too terrible.
Although that stone was very large and looked good, with python patterns and fissures, it had no Spiritual Qi at all. After taking a look at the listed price, it turned out that the rock costed as much as 500,000. The exhibitions there were all priced in US dollars.
500,000 US dollars was equivalent to three or four million yuan. That amount was enough to buy a sports car. In the end, Qin Haodong still felt some pain as he said tentatively to the little fellow, “Tang Tang, how about we swap to another one?”
The little fellow shook her head and said, “No! No! I want the biggest one.”
Black lines appeared on Qin Haodong’s face. Children’s logic was very simple. She chose that stone because it was the largest.
He wanted to say more, but Lin Momo said, “Forget it. Since it was chosen by our daughter, let’s respect her choice!”
Looking at Qin Haodong’s expression, it was obvious that the stone was bound to be a failure. However, in order to give her daughter a correct understanding of gambling, she still decided to buy that stone.
Qin Haodong nodded and did not say anything more. Lin Momo waved her hand and called a staff member. She pointed at the big stone and said, “We will take this one.”
The staff member said, “Okay. Would you like to examine it here or have it delivered for you?”
“I will collect it now.” After Lin Momo spoke, she took out a bank card. Before she could give it to the staff member, a man and a woman walked over from one side.
The man was around 40 or 50 years old, with a short and fat physique. He probably could never see his little penis when he peed. As for the woman who was holding his arm, she was only around 20 years old, tall and extremely enchanting.
As they stood together, it was easy for people to see the relationship between them.
When they walked nearby, the woman pointed to the big stone chosen by the little fellow and said, “Husband, this stone is good. I want to gamble it.”
“Why is it good? I don’t see anything good about it apart from being big. Does it mean that you like big ones when you choose stones?”
The man laughed as he spoke. His face was so dirty that anyone could hear the meaning behind his words.
“Stop it. Why? I like big ones. Buy it for me as soon as possible!”
The coquettish voice of the woman made people get goose bumps.
“Okay. Since my baby likes the big one, then let’s take the big one!” After the short and fat man spoke, he waved his hand to the staff member next to him, “Did you hear that? My baby wants this stone. Bring it to me as soon as possible. I want to examine the stone on the spot to see how lucky my baby is!”
After he spoke, he also took out a bank card and gave it to the staff member.
Although the little fellow did not understand what the two of them were saying, she generally understood that they wanted to take her stone. She immediately shouted, “No, no way! That stone belongs to Tang Tang!”
The staff member said to the short and fat man with an embarrassed look, “I’m sorry sir, but this stone has already been chosen by this lady.”
As there were too many people at the scene, the short and fat man only saw Lin Momo after the staff finished speaking. He immediately showed a stunned look on his face. Afterwards, uncontrollable greed and desire appeared in his eyes.
Although the woman next to him was somewhat beautiful, compared with Lin Momo, she was simply ugly, not worth mentioning at all.
Wiping the saliva from the corner of his mouth, he shook off the woman next to him and said to Lin Momo as he took two steps forward, “This young lady, let me introduce myself. I am Li Wangcai, and I have companies in Burma and Huaxia. My family has assets of more than 100 million.
“If the young lady is willing to have dinner and drink with me tonight, then how about I give this stone to you as a gift for our first meeting?”
Lin Momo glanced at him and immediately said with disgust, “No need!”
With that, she gave the bank card to the staff member again. “I want this stone. I’ll pay!”