Chapter 573: Having eyes but not recognizing the gold and jade
The old man opened the paper and took a look. His eyes lip up and he revealed a smile.
He nodded and then picked up a brocaded box. That man then came off the stage and walked towards Chen Ning.
When everyone saw this, they immediately gave a “hua” sound. They knew that Chen Ning had guessed the riddle and they looked at her with eyes of envy.
This old man was a well known merchant in the capital. He would host this large riddle game every year and the prizes for guessing right were very expensive.
No one had guessed the riddle he made last year and this year, so the old man had raised the stakes. As long as someone could guess the riddle this year, they would receive a mysterious prize.
The man led the old man and walked through the crowd. When they arrived in front of Chen Ning, he said, “It was this miss that guessed the riddle.”
The old man said with a smile, “Little miss, you have answered the riddle of the rectangular lantern. This is the prize this old man has prepared for that riddle, I ask this miss to accept it.”
Chen Ning smiled as she took the brocaded box from the old man’s hand and said with a smile, “Many thanks.”
Her hand suddenly sank down and she almost dropped the box onto the ground. It was a good thing Chu Shao Bai’s hand moved fast and he caught it.
“Yi, this box is so heavy!” She never expected that with a box this small, the unknown thing inside would actually be this heavy.
“Ning’er, open it and take a look. What is this mysterious thing and why is it so heavy?” Chu Shao Bai was also curious.
That box was only a square inch in size. Even if the box was cast of iron and copper, it wouldn’t be this heavy.
Chen Ning nodded and she opened the box. There was a strange stone inside the box that was around the size of a fist and looked very dark.
The surrounding people had already stretched out their necks and were prepared to see what kind of precious item this mysterious prize was with curious eyes. Who would have thought that it was an ordinary stone, causing them to break out in laughter.
The ones that laughed the loudest were those old scholars that had been scolded by Chu Shao Bai.
“Ha, ha. I was wondering what good item it was, but I never thought it would be a broken stone!”
“Interesting, truly interesting!”
“We really need to congratulate this miss, congratulate her! I thought she would obtain a treasure, but never thought she would get a broken stone! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!”
These people all revealed gloating expressions.
Chen Ning was wearing a mask and the crowd couldn’t see her face, but her laughter that was as clear as a silver bell rang out.
“Many thanks owner. This is a truly valuable item, but it is a pity many people have eyes but can’t recognize gold and jade, treating it like an ordinary stone. They truly are blind.”
When the old man heard this, his eyes couldn’t help lighting up, “Miss, do you know what treasure this is? It really doesn’t matter. This old man accidentally picked it up and only knew it was not ordinary, but did not know what was special about it. If this miss knows what it is, I hope this miss can tell me what it is.”
Chen Ning did not know what treasure this stone was, but she knew that extremes met with this stone. This stone looked very ordinary, but it was ten times heavier compared to a normal stone, so it surely wasn’t normal.
“Profound Cold Iron Stone! It’s actually Profound Cold Iron Stone!” Chu Shao Bai held the stone as he looked it over and suddenly shouted out in an excited voice.
“Xiao Bai, what is this Profound Cold Iron Stone?” Chen Ning asked in a curious voice.