Chapter 70 King Green
Qin Haodong dispatched Damao and Ermao before Gu Tianfeng made a move. It seemed absurd, but Qin Haodong had his reasons.
He knew very well that since Gu Tianfeng was known as the master of jade appreciation, he must have unique skills.
He had sweeped most of the raw stones in Area D. Among the remaining ones, there was one with the strongest spirit. He didn’t choose that one for the sake of not attracting attention. He wanted to buy it when the gamble was over.
But now Gutianfeng had come. If he didn’t take a step ahead, it would be troublesome if that stone was chosen by the old man. At that time, he would surely lose.
It was because of this that he directed Damao and Ermao to rush toward the stone.
It was a very huge stone, as tall as a man. Generally speaking, if there was no tincture, crack and python, the probability of producing jade was very low. And this stone had nothing at all. It didn’t look much different from ordinary granite, so it was placed in Area D.
Da Mao and Ermao came near the stone together, but it was impossible to jump up. Finally, the two little things made a ridiculous move, lifting their right legs and peeing under the stone, symbolizing that they had claimed the stone.
Qin Haodong said, “Well, since both of my little dogs like this stone, I’ll take it.”
Although this stone was almost the largest one in the whole field, it cost only 2,000 yuan. Qin Haodong paid for it. Eight workers came out at a time to carry the huge stone.
Gutianfeng ignored all of these, stepped over and began to choose his stone.
He frowned as he was selecting. All the stones were determined to be from Burma’s old pit by their appearances on the surface, but somehow not a single one caught his eye.
But he didn’t know that there remained few good stones after the raid by Qin Haodong and two gambling games. So it was very difficult to find a high-quality raw stone.
Because of this, Gu Tianfeng spent almost half an hour in the raw stone field before choosing a passable one. He ordered a member of the staff to push it over.
Since both of them had finished choosing, Qian Duoduo asked as usual, “Who goes first?”
Gu Tianfeng said, “I can’t bully the younger generation, let him come first.”
Qin Haodong said, “Okay, then I’ll go first.”
Then he let two stone-cutters to cut the huge stone. Because of the previous experience, the stone-cutters still ground it seriously, although they were not optimistic with the stone.
The stone was too big; after polishinhg a few places they still saw nothing. Finally, after consulting Qin Haodong, the two men cut the big stone directly in the middle.
Everyone looked to see if the young man could still make miracles, but the result disappointed everyone. After the big stone was cut, the large expanse of white showed no sign of green.
“Collapse, total collapse! I said that luck can’t always stand by one person…”
“Very normal, I have long seen that this stone is not good, there is nothing on the surface, the quality is too bad…”
Feng Tianda’s hanging heart finally calmed down, he pointed at Qin Haodong arrogantly and shouting, “Boy, do you surrender now?”
Then he shouted to his men, “Go ahead and get the dogs for me.”
“Wait a minute.” Qin Haodong said, “Why such a hurry? Even if I collapse, your stone does not necessarily have jade. Besides, I haven’t finished yet.”
Feng Tianda said: “What a joke, how could master Gu choose a stone without jade; he has never failed since his debut, so you are bound to lose the gamble.”
The onlookers nodded one after another. The reason why Gu Tianfeng was called a master was that he never lost. The only suspense was how much the jade in the stone could be worth.
“Everything is possible. Wait until I finished cutting.”
Then he asked two stone-cutters to continue cutting.
Under the watch of all the people, the two big cut stones were cut again and again, and decomposed again and again. But the results were still the same. There was no sign of green.
“Give up. You can’t get jade even if you cut it into pieces.”
Feng Tianda said triumphantly. After losing two consecutive bets, he finally won one.
The two stone-cutters were so tired that they sweated all over. They also said, “Yes, little brother, according to our experience for so many years, it is impossible to produce jade in this stone.”
All the people present thought that Qin Haodong had lost, including Qian Duoduo, and began to feel sorry for Damao and Ermao. Unfortunately, the two pure-bred snow mastiffs had to be given away.
Qin Haodong was not discouraged. He could clearly feel that the rich spirit was in a piece of rubble. He didn’t cut the rubble directly only to be low keyed.
Now it was almost time. He said to the stone-cutters, “You two have a rest. Let me try.”
Then he did it himself. After cutting two pieces of rubble in succession, the third time he took hold of the rubble with plenty of Spirit Qi.
Stone in hand, the perception of Spiritual Qi was clearer; he cut again pointing to the Spiritual Qi, in the harsh roar of the stone cutting machine.
“This young man is really stubborn, if this stone can produce jade, I will eat it directly…”
“No wonder, those two dogs are worth thirty million yuan, anyone losing them would be distressed…”
While talking, the man suddenly became shocked at the sight of the stone in Qin Haodong’s hand. He cried out, “It’s green, my God. Am I wrong? It’s really green!”
Qian Duoduo’s eyes suddenly opened wide. He came to Qin Haodong immediately and took the stone in his hand, looking at it carefully. He exclaimed, “King’s green! It is the ice king Green seed.”
“Brother, let me cut the rest in case you break it. It’s the best kind of ice king Green.”
Before Qin Haodong agreed, he picked up the cutting machine and ground it slowly. He was so gentle and careful as if he was holding the rarest treasure.
Hearing his voice, Gu Tianfeng also came over and squatted down with a complex look to observe the jade stone carefully.
About half an hour later, Qian Duoduo finally finished grinding the stone. He picked up the basin of water next to him and carefully cleaned it. Soon a piece of the best jade with green light appeared in front of everyone.
This jade was not too big, only a little larger than a tennis ball, round and slippery. The green tinge was refreshing, and it was pure like autumn water, with no impurities at all.
“King’s Green, truly ice king Green!” Qian Duoduo shouted excitedly with the jade in his hand.
“Oh, my God, who is this young man? How could he have such good luck?”
“Ice king Green, I’ve never seen it before all my life. What an eye-opener…”
“You have just said that you will eat it, and now comes out the ice king Green, why don’t you eat it?”
“Are you kidding? Even if I want to eat, they won’t give it to me. Do you know what the price of ice king Green is? Who can give it to me?”
“Brother, this is yours.” Qian Duoduo reluctantly passed the ice king Green in his hand to Qin Haodong. Although he liked it, he knew it did not belong to him.
“President Qian, how much does this ball cost? May I trouble you to make an estimate?”
Qin Haodong took the jade and asked indifferently.
“Ball!” Qian Duoduo nearly choked to death. Someone even referred to the Ice King Green as a ball. It was absolutely disgraceful.
But it was his stuff and he had no right to judge. He cleared his throat and said, “The ice king Green is generally sold by the gram. The current market price is about 100,000 yuan per gram, and yours is about 500 grams…”
Before he finished speaking, there were cheers in the crowd. The young man had great luck. Winning more than 50 million yuan with two dogs’ pee.
When the surroundings were quiet, Qian Duoduo continued, “But what I’m talking about is the price of fragments of king Green, which can only be made into pendants. A large and complete one like this is worth more than fifty million yuan. It’s no surprise if you meet a right buyer who bids a hundred million yuan.”
“Oh my God, it’s worth a hundred million yuan. I’m going to die. Why not me…?”
“This stone has been lying here all day. Why didn’t I choose it? Why didn’t I choose it…?”
Looking at the King Green Jade in Qin Haodong’s hand, many people were mad with jealousy.
“Papa, this glass ball is beautiful. I want it.”
The little fellow didn’t know what the ice king Green was. In her eyes, it was just a beautiful glass ball. She said that and extended two fleshy hands to Qin Haodong.
“Here you are, play with it!” Qin Haodong said, passing the jadeite to the little fellow very casually.
Now everyone’s eyes were wide open. What was the situation? Giving the ice king Green worth a hundred million yuan for a kid to play with. What if it fell to the ground?
Tang Tang took the ice king Green in his hand and played with it. Qin Haodong didn’t care at all. Others were so nervous that they were afraid that it would fall to the ground.
At this time, Qian Duoduo looked at Gu Tianfeng. The gambling was not over yet. It should continue now.
“Mr Gu, it’s your turn.”
Only then did people realise that GuTianfeng, who had just been full of vigor, seemed to have lost his soul with his eyes dulled. After hearing what Qian Duoduo said, he muttered, “No, I give up.”
No wonder he was so frustrated. He studied jade all his life and never got the ice king Green. At this time, seeing the king Green in Qin Haodong’s hands, he knew that he could not win in any case.
If he lost to other masters, he could accept it, but he lost to such a young man in his twenties. And the stone was selected by dogs. If such thing spreat out, he would be too ashamed to stay in the jade appreciation world.
At this point, Gu Tianfeng was so desolate that he declared that he would give up his career. He would never appraise jade stones again in his life. Then he left the raw stone market with a lonely look.
When he left, all eyes were focused on Qin Haodong. What kind of young man was he? Winning three games in a row with two dogs, and making master GuTianfeng retire directly.