When Xiao Zhan made the remark, the crowd shook their heads.
This requirement was obviously difficult for others.
Everyone understood that Shuidiao Getou’s artistic conception could be called a masterpiece of eternal beauty.
Even if Qin Xiaotian was the true author of this poem, it would still be difficult to produce a work of the same level in a short amount of time.
The literary work was done by a highly skilled artist as if made by heaven.
Is it something you can make on a whim?
But even so, no one stood up to speak for Qin Xiaotian.
They really didn’t need to offend Xiao Zhan for just a little kid.
Besides, although Xiao Zhan’s request was excessive, it was perfectly reasonable.
You can only blame this little kid for showing off.
Now, if you ride a tiger, it’s hard to get off!*
*TL note: The Chinese expression “騎虎難下” (qí hǔ nán xià), literally “riding a tiger and it being hard to get off of,” is used to describe a situation in which one is stuck in a difficult position with no way out.
Facing everyone’s suspicion, ridicule, and even gloating eyes, Qin Xiaotian still looked calm and light.
It seemed that the sky was falling, but he remained motionless like a mountain.
In terms of mannerism alone, his is better than countless adults.
“Just kidding, this Young Master has been familiar with three hundred Tang Poetries** since kindergarten just for little routine. Can you fool this Young Master?”
**TL note: Tang poetry (traditional Chinese: 唐詩; simplified Chinese: 唐诗; pinyin: Táng shī) refers to poetry written in or around the time of or in the characteristic style of China’s Tang dynasty, (June 18, 618 – June 4, 907, including the 690–705 reign of Wu Zetian) and/or follows a certain style, often considered as the Golden Age of Chinese poetry.
The corner of Qin Xiaotian’s mouth slightly raised an arc.
“It’s not that I can’t make it, but I feel it’s unnecessary. Besides, why should I listen to you? Unless…” (Qin Xiaotian)
“Unless you can add some bonus, do you dare to take a gamble with me?”
Xiao Zhan laughed. Laughing, making fun of Qin Xiaotian.
He didn’t expect this little kid to be even more stupid than he thought!
He hadn’t thought of an excuse to snagged Profound Ice Pearl from Qin Xiaotian. Unexpectedly, the little kid took the initiative himself to bring it to Xiao Zhan’s door.
If he suggested the bet first, he would be suspected of having ulterior motives. But the little kid suggested it first, and because of it, nobody suspected Xiao Zhan.
“This Xiao Zhan is willing to bet 10.000 low-grade spirit stones, plus a Flame Gold Crystal. If you win, all these things belong to you. If you lose, Xiao only needs one item on you!”
As soon as Xiao Zhan’s voice fell, the audience exclaimed!
“Ten thousand lower-grade spirit stones? Sure enough, he’s rich and imposing. And this Flame Gold Crystal is the Top Grade Fire Spirit Golden Stone, the material for refining the 4th Grade Magic Weapon. The Golden Core Stage powerhouse is very eye-catching!”
“Hehe, do you think Xiao Zhan might lose? Adults can just use things to coax children!”
“It’s a pity. Although this kid is very talented, his head is not very bright. If he is even stimulated a little bit, he can be fooled very easily.”
“He’s just a child after all! Too simple!”
At this time, Qin Xiaotian’s small face showed a trace of paleness, a look of fear and hesitation. It seems that he was really a weak and innocent child who was being bullied.
A trace of uncertainty appeared on Bai Yiyi’s face. But she did not stop.
This little guy, she felt it could not be that simple!
Seeing Qin Xiaotian’s hesitant appearance, Xiao Zhan felt that he had a 90% chance of winning in his heart. He immediately spoke again.
“Do you think this Xiao’s bet is not enough? Then we are adding a 3rd Grade Magic Weapon ‘Fire Spirit Sword’. How about it? Of course, it doesn’t matter if you disagree. Just admit that you have plagiarized a masterpiece and reveal your behind-the-scenes instruction. This Xiao is not willing to care about you as a child!”
Faced with Xiao Zhan’s aggressive attitude, there was a hint of helplessness on Qin Xiaotian’s face!
“Since you have said so, I agree. Just chanting a poem, right? What’s with the fuss? This little prodigy has never been afraid!”
“Wait, in order to prevent you from continuing to cheat, let this Xiao come up with a proposition***. What do you think?” Xiao Zhan sneered in his heart.
***TL note: Proposition (Poetry) The part of a poem in which the author states the subject or matter of it.
Just in case, he came up with an original proposition. With this, the little kid will not have a chance.
“Exactly what Young Master Xiao is saying!”
“It really should be a different proposition!”
Everyone looked forward with excitement.
“The moon is bright tonight, the bright moon is in the sky, and Young Lady Yiyi is about the moon, then this Xiao is about this wine. Within an hour, if you can make a masterpiece comparable to Shuidiao Getou, I lose the bet!” Xiao Zhan picked up a glass of wine and drank it in one shot, full of confidence in his words.
Qin Xiaotian almost laughed!
He thought this guy would make a difficult proposition, but he didn’t expect it to be about wine. He could recite eight or ten poems about wine easily.
Qin Xiaotian didn’t talk nonsense. He stepped forward and chanted loudly:
“See how the Yellow River’s waters move out of heaven.
Entering the ocean, never to return.
See how lovely locks in bright mirrors in high chambers,
Though silken-black at morning, have changed by night to snow.”
When these sentences came out, Qin Xiaotian’s body seemed to give birth to bold and unrestrained gestures, with a hint of licentiousness in it.
As soon as Qin Xiaotian spoke, everyone was shocked!
“…Oh, let a man of spirit venture where he pleases
And never tip his golden cup empty toward the moon!
Since heaven gave the talent, let it be employed!
Spin a thousand pieces of silver, all of them come back!”
When Qin Xiaotian continued to recite, everyone could no longer remain calm.
It was another famous line from the past with profound artistic conception and philosophy.
“Cook a sheep, kill a cow, whet the appetite,
And make me, of three hundred bowls, one long drink!
Bring in the wine!
Let your cups never rest!
Let me sing you a song!
Let your ears attend!
What are bell and drum, rare dishes and treasure?
Let me be forever drunk and never come to reason!
Sober men of olden days and sages are forgotten,
And only the great drinkers are famous for all time.”
TL note: Li Bai (Chinese: 李白; pinyin: Lǐ Bái; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lí Pe̍k, 701–762), also known as Li Bo, courtesy name Taibai (Chinese: 太白), art name Qinglian Jushi (Chinese: 青蓮居士), was a Chinese poet acclaimed from his own day to the present as a genius and a romantic figure who took traditional poetic forms to new heights.
Here is a link to the full poem: http://wengu.tartarie.com/wg/wengu.php?l=Tangshi&no=85
“My flower-dappled horse,
My furs worth a thousand,
Hand them to the boy to exchange for good wine,
And we’ll drown away the woes of ten thousand generations!”
When Qin Xiaotian finished his last sentence… Everyone was shocked! Petrochemical! Stifled!
Their body, their hearts, and even their little brother in their pants pockets can’t stop trembling!
Each and every one of them was dumbstruck.
The atmosphere was weird!
After a long time, Bai Yiyi responded one step before everyone murmured in her mouth:” ‘Since heaven gave the talent, let it be employed. Spin a thousand pieces of silver, all of them come back.’ ·····?”
“It’s amazing, it’s amazing!”
“Awesome! The phrase ‘Sober men of olden days and sages are forgotten, and only the great drinkers are famous for all time.’ reached my heart. This phrase not only fits the proposition but also has classic lines. It is poetic and chic. How unruly…”
“It’s just that Yellow River; which river is it?”
“It should be a river in the hometown of that kid. Considering how vast the continent of Kyushu is, it’s normal we never heard of it before!”
“Unbelievable, this is yet another masterpiece that will last forever!”
“Is this unique mewing really done by a kid? I feel like I want to die!”
“Then who is it, my dear friend? Who just asked to be beheaded?”
“Such an amazing poem was made that easily. The saying ‘don’t talk carelessly’ is really true. There is such a genius in this world!”
Xiao Zhan’s face was already pale.
He even thought about killing the child.
Xiao Zhan always boasted that he was brilliant and witty, but he didn’t expect to be single-handedly beaten down by a little kid.
The thought of losing 10,000 low-grade spirit stones, a Flame Gold Crystal, and a 3rd Grade Fire Spirit Sword, made him want to scream in pain!
Where was the previous naive and ignorant young child? This is clearly a sinister, cunning, and insidious old fox.
His hesitant appearance just now was entirely acting.
Thinking that made Xiao Zhan almost vomited blood!
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