Chapter 11 (Part 1): The Ugly Ger’s Farming Story

“Are you nervous?”

Butcher Liu and Liu Mo tied the piglets together, and he teased Li Changfeng who was staring at the entrance of the street.

“A little bit.”

Li Changfeng looked at the dark street corner with t some anticipation and a little nervousness. He was wondering what Xu Qing would be like today. What if he sees him and become dissatisfied?

Liu Mo gave Butcher Liu a slap angrily. “What are you talking about? Do you still have time to talk nonsense? Don’t you want to sell the piglets and buy the big pigs and kill them?”

Butcher Liu took it with a grimace and walked to Li Changfeng with his hands behind his back. He mysteriously said to Li Changfeng, “what are you nervous about? It should be brother Qing who is nervous at this time.”

Hearing this, Li Changfeng turned his head and looked at Liu Mo who was cleaning the stall. Please read on ho lo lo novels. Do not support thieves. When he saw that the other wasn’t paying attention, he stood closer to butcher Liu with a sullen expression to ask some questions.

“Back then, were you as nervous when you and aunt Liu went on a blind date?” When butcher Liu and Liu Mo were young, it was Liu Mo who took the initiative to ask the matchmaker to ask butcher Liu for the marriage. They both grew up in the same village, and they were also childhood friends. It should have all worked out well, but butcher Liu always felt that Liu Mo would not like him. So, he never came to propose the marriage, and instead, he was proposed by the impatient Liu Mo.

Butcher Liu was the most proud of this matter in his life. What could be better than his sweetheart proposing himself first?

Butcher Liu was waiting for Li Changfeng to ask him that question. He took out his cigar leisurely an inhaled with a big smoke, “you don’t know, right? As long as a ger invite someone to go to the man’s house to ask for the marriage, it means he already has the man in his heart.”

After gently exhaling the smoke, he continued to preach Li Changfeng who was in a daze, “what you have to worry about is whether you can get along well with him, not worrying about whether he looks at you or not.”

After speaking, he patted the sluggish Li Changfeng and turned around to help Liu Mo set up the stall.

“As long as a ger invite someone to the man’s house to ask for a marriage, it means that he has this man in his heart.” These words seemed to circulate back and forth in Li Changfeng’s ears, making his head dizzy.

When he thinks of that thin person carrying him in his heart, he is full of joy. Does that mean…

Butcher Liu slapped Li Changfeng’s shoulders with both hands, “boy, what are you standing in a daze? Look, they are coming.” Li Changfeng hurriedly looked at the street entrance, and as expected, one big and one tall figures were seen walking over from far to near.

At this time, Aunty Xie has been advising Xu Qing on the dos and don’ts for the blind date. Xu Qing has been sleepy since they were in the donkey cart, so he didn’t listen carefully. Now, Xu Qing was looking at the person standing in front of butcher liu’s shop. The tall figure jumped straight into his heart, and he didn’t even hear aunty Xie’s words at all.

Only when they stopped in front of Li Changfeng, aunty Xie discontinued his nagging, “you are the second child of the Li family, right? My family is from the Lou family in Jixiang Village. You can call me Aunty Xie.”

Li Changfeng hurriedly gave a gift to Aunty Xie, “thank you Aunty. It’s nice to meet you.” He knows Aunty Xie, this person is the eldest brother of the Lou family. When he was young, no one with a weak personality dared to ask him for marriage. If anyone came to ask, they would be surprised to find aunty Xie’s strong character was in great contrast to his soft temperament.

When Xu Qing saw Aunty Xie for the first time, he was almost fooled by his appearance.

Aunty Xie looked at the tall Li Changfeng with satisfaction. He was good, in good health, and polite. The man was looking back at Xu Qing who was staring at him.  Aunty Xie secretly pulled Xu Qing’s sleeves and handed him over to Li Changfeng. Only after the initial shock and secretly judging, aunty Xie began to ask about the situation at Li Changfeng’s home.

Li Changfeng restrained himself from staring at Xu Qing, and he answered the questions respectfully and honestly.

Xu Qing was no longer too self-conscious. He looked at Li Changfeng with his eyes straight. This chapter is stolen from ho lo lo novels. He thought that Li Changfeng was a good person; he had a nice voice, was also polite, and although he was honest, he had his own ideas. Such a person was very suitable to live together with him.

Aunty Xie listened to Li Changfeng’s answers and became even more satisfied with him. Finally, Liu Mo couldn’t stand it anymore, and he pulled Aunty Xie away, “come on, let the two young people converse with each other. You nag too much. Come.”

After Aunty Xie left, Xu Qing looked at Li Changfeng in front of him and let out a sign of relief, “ha ha, were you nervous?”

Li Changfeng could now look at Xu Qing upright, although he was still a little nervous, he still replied, “no.”

Xu Qing was wearing a light purple garment today. The purple color showed that he had a little bit more temperament. In addition, he seemed to read books, and the whole person looked like a gentleman. There are very few people in the villages who can study even for a year. The expenses of the book plus the paper and ink cost two taels of silver. Not everyone can read books, even his family could only afford to let the third brother read books.

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Greetings from the translator

UPDATE: After hearing the concerns of my beloved readers, I have changed the format back to the regular ones. Thank you for your feedback 😀

33 Comments

  1. Just need a bigger font I think

    1. Thank you for the feedback 🙂 I’ll choose bigger fonts for the next chapters. Are they too small?

      1. too small if you read on portrait via mobile, you can zoom but it’s a bit uncomfortable to read since you will have to keep moving it around.

        It’s actually fine if you read on Landscape, I’m just not used to it.

    2. Juliene Sobreira says:

      Não tem como traduzir no meu celular com este formado a partir do capítulo 11 😭
      Mesmo assim obrigada pela tradução!!!!

  2. jess duckin says:

    thank you for the chapter.

    i think the money given to XQ is incorrect amount, supposed to be 15 not 50.
    I checked previous chapter and the raw.

    also some suggestion, would you prefer using Ger to differentiate between ger and men, instead of using brother?

    as the story progress, there will be more Ger character in the story, and you’ll be confused with whose the man and the ger.

    1. Hello Jess, thank you for your suggestions. I’ll fix the amount. Also, what you said makes sense with using the term ger. Sure, I’ll use it from now but keep the “Brother Qing” pronoun coz “Ger Qing” sounds … odd? Lol 😂

      1. An0n says:

        The correct term would be Qing Ger cause mtl puts the title first but in raws the title would be behind the name. Hope that helps if you are gonna change the format. Also there are some female pronouns when Aunt Xie is referred to.

  3. Andra says:

    Awesome. I like the direction in which this story is developing. Ah, the beginnings of love, so sweet.

  4. Andra says:

    Thank you so much for the chapters.

    1. Thank you, dear ☺️

  5. Unique says:

    Thank you ❣️

    1. No, thank you for your support ☺️

  6. Ty says:

    thanks for the updates. I dont have problem with the new format.

    1. Awesome! Thank you for the feedback ☺️

      1. Andra says:

        I agree with Ashen Fox about the font.

  7. sissilia says:

    I use a phone so the writing is small but it’s readable I am ok with it👍
    That dish seems really tasty 😋 I really want to eat it 🤤
    Thank you for the update ❤️💯

  8. Jay says:

    A bit small font in mobile, but readable. Thanks for the translation.

    1. Thank you, Jay. The font size will be bigger from chapter 12 and onward ☺️

  9. Rani says:

    Hi, I’m from INA! Previously I read this novel using google translate automatically but since chapter 11 I can’t read it anymore because google translate can’t help me anymore! I really like this story it’s so beautiful! Please help me read it again like before!I will not copy your work!

    I just enjoy reading it

    1. Hello Rani. Thank you for your comment. The reason I changed the format was because aggregator sites were stealing my translation and posting things like “read this novel on this website for faster releases.” The audacity! That’s why I had to change the format. I hope you understand 😔

    2. Mithie says:

      I’m brazilian and I also used google translator to read this novel. I can’t read it anymore😞

      1. I apologise for the inconvenience. It’s just that the aggregator sites being annoying and I had to result to this. Maybe you could try the mtlnovel where you can find the raw chapters? 😔

  10. sadiewoods9 says:

    This story already absolutely hits my favorite tropes- farming, gers, having a space ability, growth economically and as a weak to strong or ugly to pretty sense, etc. I really can’t wait to see where it goes!

    Formatting wise, this is fine but I’d prefer it just a bit bigger in font size. I’m on mobile and this is readable but at the minimum of what can be read comfortably. Do whatever you want though, it’s your site!

    Thanks for your hard work translating!

    1. Thank you for the feedback, Sadie 🙂 I’ll arranging the fonts for the chapter 12 and onward to be bigger.

      I mean, it is my website but the reason I started translating is to share with readers like you so, you guys’ opinions matter a lot ☺️

  11. Abyssflame says:

    The font is bigger so I don’t need to zoom on the laptop… Thanks for the chap! Btw.that plate looks absolutely delicious XD

  12. LilPotat says:

    Looks like the ending got cut for me. Im on ios and it got cut around “both the eldest and the second li” in the paragraph talking about how lucky the third son was.

    1. LilPotat says:

      Oof nvm. Didnt catch that the chapter was split haha

      1. Lol glad it worked out ☺️

  13. Hey there!
    I don’t have any knowledge how your site works, but I’ve seen other translation sites who are using a kind of font resizer which enables the reader to enlarge the font according to their requirements. Maybe you can implement something like this as well?
    Personally I was quite content with the previous chapters, even if the font was small I could still read it without a problem, worst case I could still use CTRL+ to enlarge it manually.
    Right now I don’t really know what to say, the chapter was split into two, but the point of splitting the image is a bit… well, it’s midway through the sentence/paragraph xD
    (Ask me, I was already ready to complain that half of the chapter is missing, since it ended in the middle of a sentence, until I checked the next chapter xD)
    Aside from that, thank you for your hard work, your translation is awesome 🙂

    1. Hi Kitten, thank you for your feedback. I was new to this website thing and trying to figure out how it works. I just wanted to translate but these tech things are annoying 😩

      I think some readers mentioned something about font before, so I made some changes in later chapters. If you could see how it feels in the next few chapters and let me know, it’ll be highly appreciated 😊☺️

      1. reporting!
        There are only those few chapters with “enlarged” font, and I made it through (just finished Ch. 15) It’s a bit irritating for me, since the enlarged font is a bit too big for me, but CTRL- solved that problem quite well, so I’m ok with it.
        Do I need to say just how much I love this novel already? I was hoping for an ancient china setting novel where MC was alone with his own home and ML returned as a soldier.
        Then your translation popped up!
        This kitten is happy 😀
        Yes, technical stuff is complicated. I understand that only too well.
        Generally I have to say: As long as the translation isn’t an unedited MTL, I’m already very happy. Your translation goes smooth and there are hardly any typos or weird phrasings, which makes me even more happy.

        But.. Can I smack that idiotic third brother? And the parents? Just because he’s a “scholar” (seriously, that guy got through the first exam and already thinks he’s half a prime minister?!), he’s pitting his older brother who brought him up, even stealing his fiance?!
        The fact that I saw several times “he felt bad for ML” followed by “he got upset at ML” really makes me want to smack him out of the country.
        And the parents are just as great. A measly 7 taels? Really? They didn’t protect ML at all, even allowed the marriage between the third son and ML’s fiance. While in fact they could have easily refused that marriage on the grounds of being the elders.
        The third son permanently shouting for ML to be thrown out of the family but the parents never said anything, only to get upset when ML agrees to the separation?
        And oh yes, conveniently having him provide for them after separation. What a beautiful dream. I hope MC will prevent ML from being cheated out of his underwear by this family.
        So far, the only decent person in the whole family, aside from ML is the fourth child.
        *sighs* Poor ML!

        Thank you for translating this novel!

  14. Rae says:

    With the new formatting, the end can’t be read as the last bit is cut off (on an iPad)

    Thanks for the translation ☺️

    1. Lol it’s a trick. It’s actually cut off right there on accident from my side. The next section starts where it’s cut off. Sorry bout that ☺️

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