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Li Chunfu stood motionless on the street with a folding fan over his head. His eyes were fixed on one of the porters in front of him.

The bearer raised his hand to wipe the sweat off his forehead. He glanced at Li Chunfu angrily and could not help but grit his teeth. Then, with a long sigh, he turned around and walked away.

As soon as the porter had left, Li Chunfu scuttled over to the spot where he had been standing, and used his right foot to step on the copper coin. Afterwards, he threw the folding fan onto the ground, bent over to pick it up with a helpless expression, and picked up the copper coin along the way, stuffing it into his sleeve.

Li Chunfu was beaming with happiness, but he was secretly pleased with himself. As soon as he got up, he saw many pairs of eyes staring at him from all directions, so he shouted in embarrassment, "What are you looking at? Am I supposed to be watched for picking up a fan? "

"They're not looking at you picking up a fan, they're looking at the patch on your butt!" As he said this, Du Jiangsheng appeared in front of Li Chunfu.

Li Chunfu subconsciously rubbed his butt, then scolded angrily, "Brat, what nonsense are you spouting? Where's the patch on my ass? "

Du Jiangsheng lightly smiled and lifted the back of his shirt, revealing two patches on his pants. He smiled and said, "Do you want to touch it again?"

Hearing that, Li Chunfu's face couldn't help but turn red from embarrassment and the sound of laughter came to his ears. He had an idea and turned to smile, "Smelly brat, what kind of patch is that? That's the master's new style, do you understand? Furthermore, in Yangzhou, who doesn't know that I, Li Chun, am rich in silver, would wear patched pants? "

When everyone heard his explanation, they no longer jeered and began to discuss his new style. After all, everyone knew that Li Chun was rich, so who would believe that he couldn't afford to wear a new pair of pants?

Seeing this, Meng Chunlou stepped forward and said with a smile, "Boss Li, we have already reserved a table at Fuchun Teahouse. Would you mind showing us some dishes?"

"About this," Li Chunfu hesitated for a moment as he sized up Meng Chunlou before smiling, "Sir, did you seek me out to tell your fortune to me?"

"Hahaha!" Boss Li misunderstood! I'm looking for you for a business deal! " Meng Chun said.

"That's strange!" A fortune-teller actually talked to me about the business! " Li Chunfu rolled his eyes, pouted his lips, then put on a troubled expression, "Alright, since mister is so sincere, then I won't disrespect you. Lead the way!"

"Boss Li, please!" Meng and Du immediately turned around and led Li Chunfu to Fuchun Teahouse.

Not too long after, he saw the pretense of Fuchun Teahouse in the most bustling part of the street. Although there was no wind, the pretense was very eye-catching as it hung on the third floor of the teahouse.

Li Chunfu took a glance at Fuchun Tea House, then smiled and said, "I don't have much of this place, I wonder if the tea inside is actually cheap?"

"Boss Li, don't worry. We'll pay for the tea!" Meng Chun Lou laughed.

Li Chunfu grinned and said, "Sir, I didn't mean it that way. I just …"

"Boss Li, there's no need to say anything. Please come in!" Meng Chun Lou pointed at the Rich Spring Tea House and invited them in.

When Li Chunfu saw this, he raised his head and walked in with his chest puffed out. He was greeted by the tea servant who had already started the meeting. He smiled and said, "Boss Li's presence brings honor to our small shop. Come in quickly!"

Li Chunfu smiled. He turned around and smiled at Meng Chunlou, "Sir, where are you seated?"

"Third floor!" Meng Chun Lou immediately stepped forward to greet him. She smiled at the waiter and said, "Tea boy, have you prepared any good tea?"

"Sir, I'll prepare it according to your instructions. I'll prepare it for you right away!" While the waiter was speaking, he quickly ran over. It was obvious that he had to busy himself with making the tea.

When Li Chunfu saw this, he could not help but laugh. "This tea boy is also a liar. He was clearly unprepared, yet he said he was!"

"Boss Li wronged him!" If this tea is to taste good, you must make it taste good. If you make it early, I'm afraid it will lose its original flavor! " Du Jiangsheng laughed.

"Brat, you really know a lot!" Li Chunfu praised with a smile.

The three of them quickly arrived at the third floor. The third floor was packed with guests, but it was not as noisy as the first two floors. The people here seemed to be very elegant and good at tasting tea.

Meng Chun Fu led Li Chunfu into a small room, which was set up for the street. The room was filled with people's calligraphy and paintings, a round sandalwood table, and a set of exquisite blue and white porcelain tea set. Li Chunfu recognized the set of tea set at a glance, and he could not help but think, "A good set of blue and white porcelain tea set, it's really a top quality tea set!"

Meng Chun Lou immediately invited Li Chun Fu to take a seat. The three of them humbly sat down at the table. Li Chun Fu rolled his eyes and immediately smiled, "Sir, to be able to choose such an elegant place to discuss things, you must be someone who understands tea, right?"

Meng Chun Lou waved her hand and smiled, "I don't know tea, I don't know tea. I only know how to earn money!"

"Oh? "Hahaha!" Li Chunfu used the tip of his fan to touch his temple, then he smiled and said, "Mister Ruoyi said, could it be that the identity of fortune-telling is a kind of camouflage?"

"Boss Li sees through everything, it's really brilliant!" Meng Chun Lou laughed.

Li Chunfu rolled his eyes, opened and closed the folding fan in his hand. After repeating this three times, he smiled and said, "I am in the stone business, mister, are you looking for me for this matter?"

Meng Chunlou was about to reply when he heard someone knocking on his door. He asked, "Who is it?"

"Sir, I'm the tea boy. I've brought you some tea!" The person who knocked on the door called out.

"Come in!" Meng Chun Lou ordered.

When the door opened, it was still the same tea servant who had greeted Meng Chun Lou and the rest earlier. He carefully entered, bent down to place a pot of tea on the table, then smiled and said, "The tea has been brewed. This little one will take my leave! "

As soon as the waiter finished speaking, he tactfully left the room and closed the door. Li Chunfu then smiled, "Sir, why didn't you answer my question?"

Meng Chunlou picked up the teapot and poured three cups of tea. She placed a cup in front of each of them and said with a smile, "Boss Li, don't worry. Have some tea first!"

Li Chunfu was indeed not anxious. He picked up the teacup and smelled it before taking a shallow sip. "Good tea, good tea!"

"A pot of tea costs 5 taels of silver, how can that not be good?" Du Jiangsheng laughed.

Hearing this, Li Chunfu was surprised, but he maintained his composure. He slowly placed the teacup on the table and asked, "Sir, can we get down to business?"

"Looks like Boss Li is also an impatient person. Alright, since that's the case, I'll go straight to the point!" Meng Chunlou picked up the teapot and poured some tea for Li Chunfu before continuing, "To be honest, I'm looking for Boss Li to purchase a batch of stone materials, mainly for the imperial family's mausoleum. This is a huge transaction, but it depends on whether Boss Li can afford it or not!"

"Oh? How much do you want? " Li Fuchun asked anxiously.

"Not much, just a few hundred thousand cubes!" Meng Chunlou said casually.

"Ah?" A few hundred thousand? " Li Chunfu was shocked, "Oh my god, this is such a big deal!"

"What is it? Boss Li was frightened? " Meng Chun Lou asked.

"To tell you the truth, our big rich stone mill only produces at most a hundred cubes per day. Besides rain and snow, we only pick twenty or thirty thousand cubes of stone every year. If we ask for a few hundred thousand cubes, won't we have to work for a few years?" Can this business be small? " Li Chunfu laughed.

"I didn't make it clear just now. What I mean is, there are so many of them every year!" Meng Chun Lou laughed.

"Huh?" Li Chunfu was even more shocked, his mouth could not even close. "Then how many years do you plan to take?"

"It should at least take six to seven years, right? This is a mausoleum that has been built for the last ten thousand years; you can't be careless! " Meng Chunlou said with a serious expression.

"Oh?" Li Chunfu raised his hand to wipe the cold sweat from his forehead, "Who are the two of you?"

Meng Chun Lou gave a faint smile and said, "Don't ask about our identities. Just deliver the goods according to schedule and wait for the silver taels!"

"But how can I believe you?" Li Chunfu asked boldly.

"No one is forcing you to believe it, but you have no choice!" Meng Chun Lou laughed.

"I don't understand!" Li Chunfu shook his head.

"Boss Li, your family is not the only one in Yangzhou city. If you dare not accept, we can find someone else to do so. However, if you want to regret it, then it will be too late!" Du Jiangsheng said.

Li Chunfu narrowed his eyes and thought for a long time before smiling, "There are plenty of people doing the stone business in Yangzhou City. In terms of strength, I am only second place …"

"What Boss Li means is, why don't we look for the number one ranked Zhao Daxing, instead, we look for you, Boss Li?" Meng Chun Lou asked with a smile.

Li Chunfu smiled without saying a word. He picked up his teacup, took a sip of tea, and then said, "It's really good tea!"

Meng Chun Lou gave a faint smile and said, "It's not that we want to push things too far, it's just that Zhao Dexing is too arrogant and his reputation is too bad. If we cooperate with such a person, wouldn't we ruin the imperial family's reputation?"

"Oh?" Li Chunfu put down the teacup in his hand and looked at Meng Chunlou again, "I can work with you guys, but I need to collect the deposit first!"

"It seems that Boss Li still doesn't trust those of us who work for the Royal Family!" Meng Chun Lou smiled bitterly.

"That's not what I meant. After receiving your deposit, I can open another stone factory. Then, wouldn't the production be doubled?" Li Chunfu laughed.

"Hahaha!" "So Boss Li wants to borrow some money to make a fool of himself. You're really something!" Meng Chun Lou laughed.

"However, the Royal purchase price …" Li Chunfu said hesitantly.

"Don't worry, I will buy them all at market price!" Meng Chun Lou laughed.

"Good!" I, Li Chunfu, will accept this trade! " Li Chunfu seemed to have made up his mind as he slapped the table heavily.

"Great!" I like dealing with straightforward people! " Meng Chun Lou immediately raised her teacup and said, "Come, we will use tea in place of wine. I wish you a happy cooperation in advance!"

"Stop!" Du Jiangsheng glanced at Li Chunfu and said with a smile, "Boss Li, since this business is done and the money is earned by you, what benefits can we get?"

Li Chunfu rolled his eyes and immediately smiled, "How about this, we'll split the profits between us. You guys take 30%, I'll take 70%, how about that?"

Du Jiangsheng could not help but cough until his face changed color. Seeing this, Li Chunfu immediately shouted, "46 is also fine!"

"Good!" "If it's four to six, it's four to six!" Meng Chun Lou decided on the spot, "However, we'll have to get the goods first before paying. Also, if you can't deliver the goods on time, we'll have to charge you for the breach of contract!"

"Don't worry!" "From tomorrow onwards, I will bring the bed to the mines. Even if I don't sleep every day, I will harvest the stone materials!" Li Chunfu said.

"Boss Li is so bold!" Meng Quan praised.

"However, for the sake of caution, shouldn't we sign a contract to save ourselves the time to argue with each other?" Li Chunfu asked.

"Of course! Three days later, we will prepare the contract, and at that time, we will still be at this place. We will sign our names on the spot, what do you think? " Meng Chun Lou asked.

Li Chunfu hesitated and asked, "Why three days later?"

"Hahaha!" Meng Chunlou smiled, "Everyone says that we have a hundred thousand li to our backs. Riding a crane to Yangzhou, we have just arrived at your place and haven't had the chance to walk around here yet!"

"Oh!" "Understood, understood!" Li Chunfu smiled knowingly, "If you two are interested, I can be the leader and take you guys around. I wonder what you two think?"

"Isn't that letting Boss Li spend the money?" Du Jiangsheng asked.

Hearing this, the smile on Li Chunfu's face froze. He couldn't help but think in his heart, "This kid, could it be that he doesn't understand what I'm saying? It really is crawling on the spot! "

However, he immediately smiled and said, "What waste of money? As long as you two are willing to give me face, it will be my honor!"

As his words fell, a series of gurgling sounds could be heard. Then, Du Jiangsheng spoke with a wry smile on his face, "Master, what's going on with this tea cup? After drinking some, it actually washed away the food in my stomach! "

"It's all your fault. You just refused to eat properly after not eating for a few days. Now that you know you're hungry, who can you blame?" Meng Chunlou scolded him with a glare.

When Li Chunfu heard this, he could not help but think to himself, "Good lord, their origins are not small at all. Bear paws, fish wings and such, I can't bear to eat them more than a few times in my life, but they treat them like ordinary rice! Forget it, I have to perform well and not let these two underestimate me! "

Li Chunfu immediately smiled and said, "Since Young Noble is hungry, then I won't take the risk. I would like to invite the two of you to the top floor and have a taste of your bear paws and fish wings. Are you willing to go?"

"Isn't that a good idea?" Meng Chunlou frowned, "We are on official business, so it is inconvenient for us to disturb this place. With Boss Li's hospitality, I'm afraid we will have to reject!"

"Sigh!" What did you say, sir? "Although it's our first time meeting each other, we've met our fates. If we didn't get drunk today, wouldn't we have left Yangzhou in the dust?" Li Chunfu laughed.

"Uncle, let's go!" If we don't take any advantage of him, how can he trust us to do business? " Du Jiangsheng laughed.

"Right, right!" Young Noble is right, this is the most reasonable thing to do in the mortal world! " Li Chunfu laughed.

"Since Boss Li is so kind, then I will not appreciate your kindness any longer!" Good! "We will be heading for the top scholar building right now. Boss Li, please lead the way!" Meng Chun Lou laughed.

Li Chunfu stood up with a smile, walked a few steps and opened the door, only to see the waiter passing by. Li Chunfu took out a copper coin from his sleeve and put it into the servant's hand, whispering, "This is the tea money, no need to look for it!"

"Wh, what?" "Tea money?" The tea servant was so frightened that his face turned red. "Boss Li, are you kidding me?"

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