Chapter 425 Chicken Feed
Qin Haodong’s decision was beyond everyone’s expectation. In their eyes, it was doomed to failure, but the handsome young man agreed.
Some people thought that Lin Momo, who was standing behind Qin Haodong, would stop him. After all, they were talking about 10 million dollars. Even if they were rich, they wouldn’t waste their money in such a way.
Unexpectedly, they were disappointed again. Lin Momo seemed to hear nothing and didn’t respond.
People were sighing. It was a pity that two good-looking people had intelligence shortcomings. It seemed that god was still fair. They had enviable appearances, but were foolish.
Li Wangcai really wanted to earn back the 5 million dollars that he had lost just then from Qin Haodong. Seeing that Qin Haodong had agreed to his request, he immediately said happily, “Are you sure?”
Qin Haodong said, “Of course I’m sure. It’s just 10 million dollars. I don’t care!”
Li Wangcai hurriedly said, “Then we should have someone to notarize this in the raw gemstone exhibition now.”
After that, he took out the checkbook, wrote a check for 10 million dollars, turned around and handed it to Mao Wenlong, who was standing beside him. “This is my check. Please notarize the bet for us.”
Actually, the raw gemstone exhibition had that project. In the past, gamblers often made bets amongst each other. The raw gemstone exhibition would provide free notarization services, but both sides of the bet should pledge their counter for gambling first.
“Mr. Qin, do you really want to bet?”
Mao Wenlong looked at Qin Haodong with some embarrassment. Qin Haodong was also the guest respected by his boss. He didn’t want to see the young man to lose the gamble, as the result could be seen at a glance.
“Of course I’m sure!” Qin Haodong then waved to Lin Momo, who immediately wrote a check for 10 million dollars and handed it to Mao Wenlong.
Mao Wenlong sighed. Since both sides wanted to bet, he naturally couldn’t stop it. He called the staff to verify the checks of both sides on the spot. After confirming that they were valid, he made a standard bet agreement, which was signed by both sides.
After getting the bet agreement, Li Wangcai’s greasy face immediately smiled like a chrysanthemum. In his opinion, he not only took back the lost 5 million dollars, but also made another 5 million.
Qin Haodong also smiled with satisfaction. Although 10 million dollars was not a large amount of money, he wanted to see that disgusting fat man lose.
At first, many people thought that the stone-cutting was boring, but with the 10 million dollars’ bet, they immediately became interested and stood by to watch.
Some even bought lunch and sat around, eating and watching.
Unconsciously, three or four hours passed. The 20 stone-cutters took turns to work without stopping. The Suppressing River Stone, which weighed thirty or forty tons, had been stripped of its layers one after another. It was ten times smaller than the original one, leaving it only at about two or three tons in weight. Until that moment, they still didn’t see any green.
Li Wangcai was sitting, and the gorgeous woman was drinking ice water. She said, “Boy, you’d better give up, even if you grind this stone into powder, you won’t see any jade!”
Not only she, but also the people around and Mao Wenlong thought that Qin Haodong would lose the gamble.
Qin Haodong’s look was still calm. He had already felt that the Spiritual Qi of the stone in front of him was becoming stronger. He should be able to see jade immediately!
Seeing that Qin Haodong didn’t speak, Li Wangcai thought Qin Haodong had recognized his failure. After a loud laugh, he said, “Boy, you really don’t want to give up only at the sight of the gallows. I tell you, if you can find jade from this stone, I will eat it directly…”
But before he finished, suddenly a stone-cutter called out, “It’s jade green. It’s jade green. I see it!”
Before the people present reacted, another stone-cutter called out, “I also see jade green here, too!”
In a short time, there were three stone-cutters seeing the jade!
Someone took the bucket and cleaned the friction area with clear water, which immediately revealed a jade green color.
“My God, it’s a glutinous jade! How much is the price for such a large piece of glutinous jade?”
“Glutinous jade? I think it’s ice jade. Oh my God, my heart is going to jump out…”
“My God, this stone is a big jade. If I knew it, I would have dredged it long ago…”
The onlookers immediately became noisy. Some were shocked, some sighed, and some were beating their chests.
Especially those who had studied jade, they were so surprised that they almost couldn’t believe their eyes. Right then, the jade green had been seen from three different positions. What did that mean? It meant that inside the stone was probably an intact jade.
After so much cutting, the Suppressing River Stone still weighed more than one ton. Even without the stone layers, it also had nearly one ton of weight. It was still a kind of high-quality jade that was between glutinous jade and ice jade.
“God, how much is it worth? 300 million? 500 million? Or 1 billion?”
At the moment, the value of the stone was immeasurable. It was necessary to know that the value of a ton of intact jade was totally different from that of a ton of scattered jades. Some large works of art could not be carved using small jade materials in any way.
Li Wangcai opened his mouth in shock, and after a long time, he closed his mouth with his hand.
What the hell was going on? The stone, which had been lying in the river for hundreds of years, was a big treasure, one that had not been revealed after so many years.
The hardest thing was that he even gambled with Qin Haodong, saying that he would pay 10 million dollars to him as long as he could find jade, even if the size was small. He was left as a complete fool. Qin Haodong found such a large piece of jade. Not only the lost 5 million dollars couldn’t be recovered, his 10 million dollars would be Qin Haodong’s.
Mao Wenlong was also stunned. As the head of the exhibition, he would see that stone every day, but he never thought it was a big treasure! It turned out that Qin Haodong was right, and he was blind!
As the president of the Lin Group, Lin Momo naturally knew the value of that unprecedented jade. She was so excited that she couldn’t speak, holding Qin Haodong’s hand. Unexpectedly, that man brought her such a big surprise.
Relatively speaking, Qin Haodong had made a sufficient prediction for that stone before, so he was very calm. He said to those stone-cutters who were standing there like wax statues, “What are you doing? Hurry up!”
Although they had dealt with raw jade gemstones for many years, they had never seen such a large raw jade gemstone, let alone such a large jade, so they were simply stunned.
After being woken up by Qin Haodong, they started the cutting machine again and resumed the processing.
“Sir, don’t cut it anymore!”
With a stiff voice, a tall T Country businessman went over, followed by seven or eight bodyguards.
He approached Qin Haodong and said excitedly, using a rough Celestial Empire language, “Gentleman, I want to buy this jade. How about 100 million dollars?”
100 million dollars!
A lot of people were shocked to open their mouths again. Although they had realized that the jade was very valuable, they did not expect that the businessman would pay such amount.
The most important thing was that Qin Haodong didn’t spend a cent. The big treasure was fished up from the river by him. It could be sold for 100 million dollars. A small investment brought a ten thousand-fold profit!
However, Qin Haodong didn’t pay any attention to the high price in other people’s eyes. The value of that stone was definitely more than 100 million dollars. At least, its value was ten times higher than that.
He said to the businessman, “I’m sorry, I have no intention of selling this stone.”
Upon seeing Qin Haodong’s refusal, the T Country businessman quickly said, “Do you think the price is too low? I can add another 20 million dollars. I can give you 120 million dollars. How about that?”
Before Qin Haodong could speak, two more stone cutters called out, “It’s jade green. I also see it.”
At the moment, five positions on the stone had a jade green color, which further proved that the jade in the stone was not small.
Upon seeing that, the businessman bit his teeth and said, “150 million dollars. Little brother, that’s a lot of money. It’s equivalent to 1 billion yuan. You can sell it to me. I really want to buy it!”
Qin Haodong waved his hand and said, “It’s not about money. I really don’t want to sell this stone. Even if you give me 1 billion dollars, I wouldn’t sell it.”
Hearing that, the T Country businessman could only shake his head regretfully, and then he took a golden business card from his pocket and gave it to Qin Haodong. “Brother, if you later have plans to sell this jade, you can contact me. We can discuss a good price.”
After that, he left with his men.
Qin Haodong took the business card and looked at it. That man was really rich. The business card was made of pure gold. He smiled and put it in his pocket. Then he looked at Li Wangcai and said happily, “What’s up? Is our gamble over?”
Li Wangcai smiled awkwardly and said with flattery, “Little brother, you’re lucky. Congratulations.
“Your stone is worth a lot of money. Can we just let the bet go?”
With that, he looked at Qin Haodong expectantly, hoping that the young man would relent.
He was disappointed. Qin Haodong said smilingly, “You proposed this bet. Although I have a lot of money and your money is chicken feed, I will accept it naturally since I won.”
After that, he waved to Mao Wenlong, who immediately offered the two checks worth 10 million dollars to Qin Haodong.
Seeing that Qin Haodong really took away his check, Li Wangcai was furious and scolded in his heart. “You picked up a stone at will, and didn’t sell it at a high price of 1 billion yuan. Why don’t you let me go?”
But their gamble was conducted under the notarization of the Jade Gang. Since he had lost, he dared not say anything.
In a few minutes, dozens of windows were opened on the raw jade gemstone. Each window was green. It was obvious that the stone contained a whole piece of jade.
Qin Haodong called those stone-cutters to stop. The stone had produced the effect he wanted. There was no need to cut it completely.
Looking at such a large piece of jade, many people couldn’t help drooling. Li Wangcai showed a greedy expression and took out his mobile phone, leaving the crowd.