Chapter 461: Old Li Appears

Translator: Dragon Boat Translation Editor: Dragon Boat Translation

“If he really hides in the mountains, I’m afraid that’s really troublesome. If he doesn’t come out on his own, we won’t be able to find him by ourselves.”

“Isn’t it simple? If we use a method to lure him out, won’t all of this be solved easily?”

“Lure him out? Since he wants to avoid us, do you think he will come out?”

“It all depends on how we do it. For example, we can light a fire in his courtyard. I believe that he will be worried about his things when he sees the fire.”

“Light a fire? Wouldn’t things get out of hand then?”

“Don’t worry, it’ll be in the courtyard, and the fire will be within our control. Also, even if we set the house on fire, it won’t affect the other buildings. The distance between these houses is quite large. 1’11 just compensate him with a sum of money when the time comes.”

“Director Xu, are you really going to do this?”

“There’s no other way. If we do this, we can still lure him out. If we really can’t force him out, we’ll have to think of another way. According to what I said, prepare the things. In a while, we’ll light the bonfire in the courtyard.”

“Alright, I understand.”

Xiao Zhou did not think that this was the most appropriate method, but it seemed that there were no other better options at the moment.

Soon, a fire started to burn. If the person was standing in the mountain, they would be able to see the fire burning.

Seeing that the fire was getting bigger and bigger, in fact, Xu Wenping was not confident in his heart. He did not know if his method would work or not.

The villagers quickly gathered around. It was rare to see a fire in this place.

“Why is it on fire? You, who are you?”

“I’m sorry. We accidentally lit a fire here.”

“What a joke. If this thing were to burn, wouldn’t the entire village cease to exist?”

“It’s okay. This kind of fire shouldn’t be too big. Also, look, there’s no wind at all. Oh right, doesn’t your village have water? If we connect the water pipe directly, 1 think we should be able to extinguish it very quickly.”

“Then what are we waiting for? Hurry up, hurry up.”

The villagers didn’t know what was going on, so they rushed back to their homes and started to rescue the villagers with pots and pans.

Xu Wenping had been standing quietly in a corner, looking around. Finally, he saw someone sneaking in from the entrance of the village.

He was bent over, wearing tattered clothes, and carrying a medium-sized bag.

Could it be that this person was the so-called Old Li they were looking for?

“Xiao Zhou, you stay here and help them put out the fire. If it really doesn’t work, you can think of other ways. Or you can call the Fire Department directly. I saw someone. 1 think it should be him.”

“Okay, I understand. Then hurry up and go first.”

After giving his instructions, he hurriedly looked in the direction of the village entrance.

After all, he was a young man and his legs were nimble. When he arrived at that person’s side, that person had yet to react. By the time he reacted, it was already too late.

“You, who are you?”

“There’s no need to look. It’s just that your house has been set on fire.”

“What is it? My, my house is on fire?”

“Yes, and I was the one who lit it. You don’t have to worry about these things now. I can compensate you for that house. I can build a house ten times bigger than yours, or rather, a house with a higher value. Don’t worry, 1 will definitely compensate you.”

“You, who are you? Why are you doing this?”

“I think you should know better than me who I am, right? Last night, you ran away overnight. Why did you do that?”

“Escape? What escape? I-I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

“I believe that someone must have tipped you off, right?”

As he spoke, Xu Wenping walked forward and reached into his pocket to take out his phone.

He tried his best to dodge, however, how could an old man who was over seventy years old compete with a young man? He still took out his phone.

He clearly saw that he had received a call yesterday afternoon. Moreover, this phone number should have been called by Principal Zhou.

“Did Principal Zhou call you?”

“You, how did you know?”

“I knew it. There must be a problem. Aiyo, you’re hiding in such a panic. Are you trying to hide the signs of what happened back then?”

“I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

“Okay, you don’t know, right? If that’s the case, then you can only come with me. It’s a pity that you’ll probably spend the rest of your life, no, the last few years, in prison. After all, you’ve done something illegal.”

“I didn’t do it, I didn’t, I didn’t do anything.”

“You didn’t do anything? Are you sure? More than ten years ago, a little girl disappeared out of thin air from school. Even now, there’s no news of her. Could it be that your heart has been at peace for the rest of your life?”

After saying this, Old Li suddenly froze for a moment. In the end, he sat on the ground all of a sudden. He hugged his head with both hands and let out a sobbing sound.

“Tell me, what happened back then? Also, I know you lied. Everyone asked you, and the answer was that you saw her leave the school with your own eyes. I just want to ask you, did you see my sister leave?”

“Actually, I’ve buried this matter in my heart for more than ten years. Why did I choose to return to my hometown in a hurry after I left? It’s because I don’t want to face some people. Besides, 1 know that I’ve let her down. I’ve really let her down.”

After he said that, he suddenly hesitated.. What did he mean by letting her down? Could it be that her disappearance was really related to this matter?

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