Chapter 424 Super Moron?
The reason why Qin Haodong was so shocked was because the Spiritual Qi contained in that stone was so rich, that it was much stronger than the Imperial Green he had seen in the past.
Because the river was fast and covered by fog, he did not notice it until then.
Could it be that such a big stone was full of jade? Good stuff, it really was something good!
At moment, he was very excited. He wasn’t as annoyed to see that flirtatious woman anymore. After all, without that woman’s provocation, he wouldn’t have paid attention to the stone!
Seeing that Qin Haodong did not speak, the flirtatious woman felt that she had finally regained a little face and said, “Why aren’t you speaking? Didn’t you want a big one? That stone is big enough, why don’t you want it?”
“Who says I don’t want it!” Qin Haodong turned around and said to everyone’s surprise, “I want this stone, and no one is allowed to take it from me!”
Hearing his words, the eyes of the people around him fell to the floor. “Is that young man crazy?”
The stone was the Suppressing River Stone of that river. It had been there for many years. In everyone’s eyes, it was a useless stone. There was not a single crack on it, nor were there any python markings. It had nothing to do with jade, no matter how you looked at it.
Because of that, the Suppressing River Stone had remained unnoticed in the raw gemstone market for many years.
Everyone was shocked and speechless. But the little fellow clapped her hands and shouted, “Good! Good! Dad chose the biggest stone!”
Her world was very simple. The bigger the stone, the better!
The flirtatious woman wanted to strike Qin Haodong with the Suppressing River Stone, but she didn’t expect for him to say that he actually wanted to buy it. However, no matter what, she didn’t believe that Qin Haodong was being serious. She said, “Do you people from Huaxia all brag like that?”
Qin Haodong forcibly suppressed his inner excitement and ignored the woman. He took out his cell phone and dialed Mao Wenlong directly.
Soon, Mao Wenlong ran over in a hurry with a few people and respectfully said to Qin Haodong, “What can I do for you, Mr. Qin?”
Qin Haodong pointed to the Suppressed River Stone and said, “How much is that stone? I want it!”
Mao Wenlong’s face was so shocked that he couldn’t believe his ears. If Qin Haodong hadn’t been the guest of honor invited by the boss himself, Mao Wenlong would have suspected that Qing Haodong was a madman.
He took a deep breath, calmed himself down and said, “What do you want it to do with Mr. Qin?”
Qin Haodong said, “Of course it’s to examine it and see if there’s any Jade inside!”
Seeing his serious expression, people around him laughed. Although places like Burma were rich with jade, it didn’t mean that there was Jade in every stone. The Suppressing River Stone was a very ordinary big stone. How could there be any jade inside it?
Suppressing the impulse to scold him, Mao Wenlong said, “Mr. Qin, that is our Suppressing River Stone here. It’s just a useless stone. It cannot even be counted as a raw jade gemstone. It is impossible for it to contain any jade inside.”
Qin Haodong said without a care, “It doesn’t matter. It’s big enough. There’s probably treasure inside it!”
The onlookers were going to collapse. When the little fellow said she liked the big one, those were the words of a child. The woman wanted the big one, it meant that she didn’t have a brain. At the moment, he wanted an even bigger stone. “What the hell is this?! He’s a super idiot that can’t be described with words!”
Mao Wenlong felt that with his IQ, he really couldn’t talk to that young man in front of him any longer. He was a freaking lunatic!
Qin Haodong said, “Why, is this difficult for you to do? Is this stone a Suppressing treasure of your Jade Gang? Do you want me to call your Boss Liu?”
“No! No need!” Mao Wenlong regained his senses. The boss specifically told him to treat that young man like his ancestor. Although the young man was a little stupid, if he really became annoyed, then the boss would not forgive him.
He said hurriedly, “Since Mr. Qin likes it, the stone is yours.”
Qin Haodong looked delighted and said, “How much does that cost?”
Wang Wenlong said, “It’s free. I will give it to you for free!”
“Are you sure? You are really giving it to me for free?”
Qin Haodong could hardly believe that such a thing was true. Judging from the Spiritual Qi contained in that large piece of Suppressing River Stone, the jade contained inside was worth at least billions of yuan. It had been given to him for nothing.
Mao Wenlong was a bit speechless. It was just a broken stone. Why so excited?
“Yes. I’m giving it to you for free!”
Qin Haodong turned around, looked at Li Wangcai and said, “Brother, this stone is big. Why don’t we compete for it again?”
Li Wangcai’s face was full of black lines. Did Qi Haodong really think he was stupid? “I won’t be fooled by you again. It’s such a common stone that I’m afraid you would close the deal as soon as I set a price. I won’t be fooled by you.”
Seeing that Li Wangcai was silent, Qin Haodong smiled and said, “Since you’re not interested, this stone is mine.”
He looked back and said to Mao Wenlong, “Quick, help me to bring it over here. I want to cut it on the spot!”
Mao Wenlong said with a bitter face, “Mr. Qin, are you serious? You’re not joking, right?”
Qin Haodong said, “Of course it’s not a joke. Hurry up and help me get it up here. The fee is on me.”
Seeing that Qin Haodong was serious, Mao Wenlong could only do what he said.
Although the Suppressing River Stone was in the center of the river and weighed more than 30 tons, the raw gemstone exhibition hall had a lot of large machinery for mining. The stone that weighed more than 30 tons was not that amazing.
About an hour later, the huge Suppressing River Stone was placed in the venue of the raw gemstone exhibition.
At that moment, the entire venue was bustling. Many people heard that a fool had brought up the Suppressing River Stone and had wanted to cut the stone on the spot. They all approached to watch the hustle and bustle, as three layers of people inside and outside surrounded the scene. Some people even took out their mobile phones to live broadcast it.
Qin Haodong didn’t care about the discussions around him. He had picked up such a big bargain, so it made him smile from ear to ear.
Lin Momo clearly knew about his ability to look at stones. Since Qin Haodong had set his sights on that one, it meant that it was by no means simple. So, she stood behind him in silence.
The little fellow clapped, her face showing excitement. In her view, such a big stone was definitely something good.
When the stone was finally pulled up, Mao Wenlong stepped forward and asked, “Mr. Qin, what are we going to do next?”
Qin Haodong said, “Find me 20 stone-cutters. Untie this stone for me right now.”
Mao Wenlong did it immediately. The one thing that the raw gemstone venue did not lack was stone cutting masters. Soon, 20 people arrived in front of Qin Haodong with tools.
Those people were a little stunned at the huge Suppressing River Stone in front of them. After being master in their field for so many years, they had never cut such a big stone before.
A stone-cutter who was the leader said, “Mr. Qin, please draw a line. We will cut it according to the line you draw.”
“Cut? Why cut it?”
That Suppressing River Stone was a treasure. Qin Haodong would naturally be unwilling to let people casually cut it open.
The stone-cutter said with a bewildered face, “Mr. Qin, how can you open such a big stone if you don’t cut it?”
Qin Haodong said, “Grind it. I want you guys to grind it out for me.”
Black lines appeared on his face as the stone-cutter said, “Mr. Qin, it’s impossible to grind such a big stone! Also, there is no need to grind it at all. It will be much faster to cut it.”
Qin Haodong said, “You guys are to split into groups of ten and will change shifts to work on it for me. As long as you finish grinding this stone, you will be rewarded with 10,000 US dollars each.”
“10,000 US dollars? Mr. Qin, are you sure it’s 10,000 US dollars per person?”
The stone-cutter’s eyes lit up in an instant. He had been in the business for almost 20 years and had received numerous tips, however, most of them were a few hundred US dollars each time. He had never received a reward of 10,000 US dollars.
It had to be stressed that Burma’s economy was underdeveloped. 10,000 US dollars was enough for a family to live comfortably for several years. Because of that, other stone cutting masters also looked at Qin Haodong with lights in their eyes, expecting him to give a confirmation.
Qin Haodong said, “Yes, it’s 10,000 US dollars per person. If you organize it for me, I’ll give you an extra 10,000!”
“Okay. Don’t worry, we will start now!”
When he heard that he could get 20,000 US dollars, the stone-cutter excitedly agreed and immediately called his men to start.
As the saying goes, money makes the mare go. With so much money, they were willing to grind the stone into powder.
A group of 20 stone-cutters, who were split into groups of ten, begun to attack the huge Suppressing River Stone. The sound of cutting machines rang out. After a moment, smoke and dust appeared everywhere, and stone debris flew out.
Although those people worked very hard, it would take hours to grind such a big stone to find something. Many people felt bored after watching for a while and slowly dispersed.
Qin Haodong chose a smooth stone and sat down with the little fellow in his arms. The Spiritual Qi in that Suppressing River Stone was very rich. There had to be something good inside, but he didn’t know when it would appear. He wanted to keep an eye on it there, as he couldn’t let those people break the jade inside.
Li Wangcai glanced at the gray and white stone debris cut off from the Suppressing River Stone with disdain on his face. He had already catalogued the young man in front of him as the loser of the family with money but no place to burn it.
He stepped up to Qin Haodong and said, “Brat, stone betting does not mean the bigger the better. Just like your useless stone, there must be nothing inside it.”
Hearing what he said, the little fellow immediately said unconvinced, “Nonsense. Papa is very powerful. There’s definitely treasure inside the stone Papa picked.”
Qin Haodong looked up at him and said with a smile, “Did you hear that? Even my daughter said there has to be treasure inside the stone. Plus, it’s so big. There must be something good inside.”
Hearing what he said, there was a roar of laughter around him. Everyone disagreed with his statement. “Would there be treasure just because a child said so? Would there be something good inside just because the stone was big? Earlier your daughter chose that big stone, but it turned out that there was nothing at all.”
Those were Li Wangcai’s thoughts. He had decided that there would be no jade inside the stone as he said, “Since you’re so convinced, do you dare to make a bet with me?”
Qin Haodong said, “Okay. I like betting the most. Plus, I’ve always been lucky and have never lost a bet.”
A trace of mockery flashed across Li Wangcai’s fat face as he said, “Let’s bet 10 million US dollars. As long as you find a nail-sized jade inside this stone, it will be my loss.”
As soon as he uttered those words, there was another uproar in the crowd.
“This fat man is taking the young man for a fool. 10 million US dollars is no small sum. Who would bet with him?…”
“I got it. He just lost five million US dollars, so he wants to get them back from him…”
“It’s obviously a bet he’s bound to lose. As long as this young man is not stupid, he definitely won’t bet with him!”
Everyone expressed their opinions, yet Qin Haodong looked at Li Wangcai with a smile and said lightly, “Okay, I will bet with you!”
Everyone opened their mouths wide in shock. “This young man is really stupid!”