Mysterious Murders/C16 The Pattern of Deja Vu
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C16 The Pattern of Deja Vu

After he left, he suddenly returned to the meditation room and deeply sniffed a few times. After which, he revealed a doubtful expression and left the meditation room.

He found the little monk that served the old monk and asked, "Is the window of the old monk's meditation room always closed?"

The little monk nodded and said, "The abbot suffered from a head disease and could not withstand the wind, so the window of the meditation room was always closed."

Li Lang pondered for a moment, took out the dry mud from his chest, and crushed some grass in his palm, showing it to the young monk. He asked, "Do you know where on the mountain this kind of grass is most common?"

The young monk looked carefully and said doubtfully, "It should be the back of the mountain."

Li Cheng's eyes narrowed.

"How far is the back of the mountain from the Zen Master's meditation room?"

"About an hour's journey?"

"Can you take me with you?"

The young monk nodded in agreement.

Yu Yang also came out of his room. Li Lang immediately prepared to head to the back of the mountain with the young monk, but he suddenly realized that the young monk opened his mouth, seeming to want to say something but then hesitated.

She quickly asked, "What's wrong? What did you see? "

"I don't know if I can see it."

"Feel free to speak."

The little monk said, "About half a year ago, because Martial Uncle Miao Feng was busy with other things down the mountain, if Martial Uncle Miao Yun was busy, I would come to serve the abbot. One night, I served the abbot to sleep, and because I had copied the scripture, I slept a little late, so after finishing it I would go out to read it. When I walked to the bamboo forest, I suddenly heard someone arguing, so I took two steps forward and saw the abbot talking to himself in the bamboo forest."

Halfway through his sentence, the young monk lifted his head and looked timidly at Li Qu, then said weakly, "When I was young, I heard from older people that some people suffer from night walking, and when they fall asleep they would come out and walk around randomly. However, I can't remember it myself.

Yu Yang said, "Are you saying that you saw the abbot travel at night?"

In the end, the young monk still did not have any confidence and weakly nodded his head.

Li Cheng frowned, thought for a while, then waved his hand and said, "Let's go to the back of the mountain and take a look first, we'll think about it after this."

The three of them walked towards the back of the mountain. Although it had been clear for three days, there were still some low-lying areas where there was water.

After walking for less than an hour, Li Zheng saw traces of someone stepping on a slope.

He squatted down to take a closer look at the footprints and found that they were almost exactly the same size as the shoes in the Zen Master's room.

He then picked a leaf beside the footprints. It was exactly the same as the grass on the Zen Master's feet.

During the past few days, no one had come to the back of the mountain since they had been busy with discussions about the law and order. Therefore, other than this one person's footprints, there was no one else, which saved Li Lang a lot of effort. The three of them followed the footprints up the mountain all the way until they reached a very remote cave.

Li Cheng and Yu Yang looked at each other and walked into the cave.

The cave was not big, and the rocks above his head were still dripping with water. Li Lang entered the cave and looked inside. There was nothing inside, and in the dim light of the cave's exterior, he caught a glimpse of a faint mark on the cave wall.

Upon closer inspection, the walls were mottled with carvings and were in a mess. Some of the old places even had some moss growing on them.

Li Lang raised his hand and touched it, the indentation was not too deep, his gaze looked towards a certain direction, his eyes focused.

It was a circular pattern, and the marks were fresh, but it had not been carved out yet. Li Kuang stared at the pattern and asked curiously: "This is …"

Yu Yang behind him said: "What? "You recognize this pattern?"

"I do." Then, he shook his head and said, "I just can't remember where I've seen it before."

Lowering his head to take a closer look at the cave, he didn't find anything suspicious, so he could only descend the mountain.

On the way down the mountain, Li Chao was frowning and thinking about something. His soul did not belong to him, so when he was about halfway down the mountain, his eyes suddenly lit up, as if he had thought of something.

Without waiting for Yu Yang to speak, he grabbed his arm and said: "We need to inspect the corpse again!"

Li Lang dragged Yu Yang down the mountain with quick steps. The young monk was filled with doubts and followed closely behind him.

The three of them quickly went down the mountain and arrived at the room where the two grandmasters' remains were kept.

Li Cheng walked up to Miao Yun's body and untied the white cloth. He looked at the handprint and asked, "Carefully examine it and see if you can find out where all of the ribs Master Miao Yun broke."

Yu Yang bent down, his finger tightly pressed against the palm print on Master Miaoyun's chest as he groped about, occasionally poking at areas of frustration with his finger.

After a while, he raised his head and asked in puzzlement, "Didn't I find out last time? These ribs were broken so weirdly."

"What do you mean?"

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