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The Big Landlord 65.1

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Chapter 65.1 – Night Attack and Encirclement

It was night. Five men dressed in black broke into the An manor, which was bathed in darkness.
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The five men in black split up into four directions. Two of them went to An Zi Ran’s bedroom, and the other three went to Steward Su, Su Zi, and the accounting rooms respectively.

During the day, they were able to effortlessly examine the layout of the An family manor. At this moment, in this unguarded place, the two people dressed in black rushed to An Zi Ran’s bedroom.

It was three a.m. and everyone was fast asleep.

The lights in An Zi Ran’s bedroom have long been extinguished. The room was so quiet that you could even hear the flutter of a mosquito’s wings.

One of the men in black pulled out a pipe filled with knock out drugs. He blew the vapor from the pipe into the room. After he finished, he waited a while before carefully opening the door and walking in. The bead curtains made a crisp impact sound. It was very unexpected in the silent night, but the people on the bed did not move at all.

The two men in black glanced at each other.

One of them walked over and carefully lifted the quilt. When he saw that beneath the blanket were not two people, but two big pillows, he was shocked. Just as he was about to say ‘not good,’ a sound of kacha* sounded behind him. That crisp and shocking sound was enough to make his whole body jump and his heart to thud with alarm.

[*T/N: 咔嚓 Chinese onomatopoeia for the sound of breaking or snapping]

The man in black turned cold all over.

When he turned around, his companion had already fallen from the hands of a tall man, and was lying out cold on the floor. His eyes were wide open, frozen in fear.

Their target, An Zi Ran, stepped out from behind the tall man. The white moonlight shining in through the window fell upon his face, revealing a cold and ruthless expression.

The remaining man in black instantly felt a chill climb into his heart.

A second later, there was another corpse on the floor.

An Zi Ran looked at Fu Wu Tian who broke the necks of the two men in black with his bare hands. The disparity in strength was great. He already knew that Fu Wu Tian’s martial arts was stellar. These two men were also pretty good, but for Fu Wu Tian to resolve them so easily, his strength was obviously above expectations.

Fu Wu Tian noticed his gaze and turned his head to meet his eyes, “What is it?”
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An Zi Ran looked away. “Nothing.”

Fu Wu Tian did not expose his lie. But he did not think that his wang fei would not be used to these kinds of situation. Because the first time they met, the scene was bloodier than it was now. But the more it was like this, the more curious he was about wang fei. He still remembered wang fei’s expression from that time. He had the calm and unperturbed countenance of one who had been tempered by blood.

After a while, the situation was also wrapped up over on Ge Qian An and Shao Fei’s side.

The rooms where Steward Su and his son lived were connected. The two men in black who went to those rooms were resolved by Ge Qian An, and Shao Fei took care of the one who went to the accounting room.

Five bodies were transported out of the house overnight and left in front of the door to the government office.

Prefectural Magistrate Jiang and the others who heard the sound at the government office door immediately ran out. The one who knocked on the door wasn’t there, but there were five corpses on the ground. These were the men that they had sent to the An manor.

The guards went over to check if the men in black were still breathing. Finding no signs of life, their faces changed colors, and they immediately hurried back to report. “Da ren, they are already dead.”

Prefectural Magistrate Jiang’s complexion turned ashen. “Dispose the bodies.”

After he gave out the order, he turned around and headed back inside.

The group of people that had rushed out all went back inside. None of them could have foreseen this unexpected turn of events. Their opponents were a mere businessman and a landlord. They actually had the guts to kill the five men that they sent out. This was really unbelievable, but they could only silently swallow this lost.

Liu Fei Hong, who heard the news, hurriedly climbed out of his bed and rushed over. He saw the room full of people with grave expressions. He didn’t even take notice of Qian You Hao and the others who got up and bowed to him. He quickly sought out Jiang Zhong Ting. “I heard that the people we sent to the An manor were all killed. Is this true?”

“I’ve already had someone take care of the corpses. Now we can be certain that the ledger is in the hands of An family’s young landlord.” Jiang Zhong Ting’s expression was still twisted into something ugly. Not only was he unable to obtain the ledger, but he also lost five elite trusted agents. It wasn’t difficult to cultivate an elite agent, but to find one that he could trust was hard.

Liu Fei Hong was even more anxious. “Since it is confirmed, then we must immediately find an appropriate time to end the An family.”

As long as the ledger was not retrieved, he would be sitting on pins and needles. When he first received the news he was unwilling to believe it, that some little nobody would have a ledger with such fatal evidence in it, and he never knew that such a book existed.

If it weren’t for Jiang Zhong Ting this time, he would probably die very miserably.

“We must retrieve this ledger as soon as possible, we cannot delay any longer!” Jiang Zhong Ting said with a sullen face. He sacrificed five men on this mission. He must get that book back to make up for his losses.

“What are you waiting for? As far as I’m concerned, there is no need to wait until tomorrow. We will send out the troops right now and encircle the An family.” Liu Fei Hong was so agitated that he stood up, wanting to go out right away. That ledger hung over his head like the sword of Damocles*.

[*T/N: The original text used 心病 “heart disease,” but I thought “sword of Damocles” would be the better English equivalent.]

“Liu da ren, wait a moment!”

Qian You Hao suddenly called for him to halt.

Liu Fei Hong was impatient, but seeing that it was Jiang Zhong Ting’s trusted aide, he tried to exercise patience. “Is there something else?”

Qian You Hao explained, “I think there’s something odd about the An family. Our men were quite skilled, but they were killed not long after entering the An manor. The An family is merely a landlord of An Yuan County. They’re all normal people, how could they possibly kill our men. Da ren, don’t you feel that this is very strange?”

[T/N: Dun dun dun… There’s a smart one on the villain side.]

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18 thoughts on “The Big Landlord 65.1

  1. This villain is smart, but the others are dumb, so I hope they can’t achieve anything even knowing something is fishy.

    FWT is awesome, bTW.

    Thanks for the chapter!

  2. Thank you for the chapter, I enjoyed it as usual.
    This is the first time I have noticed your support system and because I didn’t find a way to comment on it in the Support section, I hope you don’t mind that I write my thoughts here. I just wanted to express that the way the readers are encouraged to donate on Patreon doesn’t quite sit well with me. You ask for 300$ in total a month for updates twice a week, which can be also seen as ‘give me 300$ and I will give you 4-5 chapters’ (or half chapters). Perhaps the reasons this horrified me so much is because in my currency and country, that much money is equivalent to about 1/3 of the average monthly wage – enough to rent a small flat in some areas.
    In my opinion, it is entirely okay to have a few chapters aside and reward people who donate with having a chance to read them sooner, but the exchange of money for a few more updates makes me feel uncomfortable and almost leads me to think you are mainly hoping to profit from the translations (which is probably illegal? without the permission of the author?).
    Obviously, you do not have to listen to my rant and I am sure other readers do not have the same opinion as me and are fine with this. But I personally would feel much better if you just updated regularly once a week and then if you have the time and will to work on it, just update another one any other day. And donations just reward with the chance to read a few updates ahead. It seems more honest this way.
    I hope I didn’t offend you with this comment. I do trully enjoy your work.

    1. No se… tal vez yo esté equivocada pero en el soporte no pone que des 300$ por mes sino 30 como máximo, pero si hay alguien que me lo explique mejor…

    2. Thank you for reading and for being kind in your comment. I can see it from your perspective, too. Cost of living is different depending on where you are in the world, so 300 may seem like an obscene amount to you, but where I live, that amount can barely cover 1/5 of the rent, and that’s only in the poorer neighborhoods, which is where I’m living.

      When I first started translating TBL, I picked it up on a whim while I was hyper from binging a bunch of online novels. Knowing my personality, I knew I was likely to get bored and stop translating eventually (but I wanted to translate what I could while the interest was there), which was why I had a disclaimer when I first started, because I didn’t want to get the readers’ hopes up too high.
      Then another translator introduced me to patreon, and I created an account based on their advice. After that, there were moments when I’ve thought of dropping this project and this website, especially when real life got busy or when something bad happened in my personal life, but patreon keeps me accountable for my translations, because I would feel guilty receiving money without giving something in return. Without patreon to pressure me, I doubt I would be updating TBL so consistently (see LMStB’s updating schedule for example). If things got really bad for me in real life, I guess I could always delete my patreon and drop this website to focus more on my problems, but for the time being I’ll do my best to keep this translation going, because I know there are people who like it enough to be willing to give monetary support.

      You absolutely do not have to pay to read the translations I put up on this website. (I’ve said that before.) None of the chapters on this site are blocked behind a pay wall. Support is completely voluntary, and I don’t expect every casual reader to actively support this project. Throughout the past year, I have occasionally included links in my posts on ways to support me, but I guess it seemed like I was plugging my patreon more obviously in the last 1 or 2 posts, because I was updating the readers on the milestone goal. Asides from leaving links or giving thanks for support, I also feel uncomfortable mentioning money in my posts, which was why I decided this chapter would be the last time I’d update my readers on that matter. I didn’t mean to make you feel uncomfortable, and if you want I could just remove that text from my posts.

      Again, you are not required to pay to read my translations. I initially picked up this project because I wanted to give a little back to the translation community, since I was having such a good time reading other people’s translations. I never expected it to go on for so long, and I am grateful for any support I do get.

      Thank you once again for reading.

  3. Amo esta historia y me encanta que cojas tu preciado tiempo y esfuerzo para traducirla, por favor sigue a delante. Soy española y no sé expresarme muy bien pero creo que esta es una traducción muy buena y fácil de leer.

    1. ¡Muchas gracias! ( ´͈ ᗨ `͈ ) Eres muy amable. Estoy muy contento de escuchar que mi traducción es muy buena y fácil de leer.
      (Utilicé un traductor en línea.)

  4. Thanks for this chapter. ?? Ooh the update schedule actually changed. Hehe, I was practically gonna binge read 64.1 & 64.2 chapters and was surprised that 65.1 was already posted *shookt*

  5. Thanks for the update. Can’t wait for the next one. Wonderful story. Can’t wait for them to find out who husby is really.

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