Chapter 516: Gambling stones (3)
Translator: Misty Cloud Translations Editor: Misty Cloud Translations
Sima You Yue knew about watermelon stones. They looked like watermelons, and the inside of it was like watermelon seeds. There would only be a few spirit stones resembling watermelon seeds. There wasn’t much point to opening it because this kind of watermelon seeds were totally useless. They weren’t worth any money. Those who opened this kind were asking for trouble.
Who would have thought that the shopkeeper would be so honest. He didn’t keep it from her.
She waved her hand at him, saying, “We’ll choose on our own. You can head down first.”
She knew that these kind of shopkeepers would get a cut from selling the raw stones. That’s why they gave their best to market the stones. However, they would only give opinions at the most. They would never dare to make a decision on behalf of the customer. Otherwise, it would be problematic if they caused the customer to cut out a white stone.
“Do you want to give it a go, or do you want me to help you choose one?” Third Mo asked.
“I want to try.” Sima You Yue looked at the stones and was eager to give it a try.
This was rather different from the ones that came out from the mine in the spirit pagoda. She could sense how each one was like, and could tell whether or not a spirit stone would appear. However, these were different. She had no connection with these stones, so she was not able to directly tell how it was. However, she could now use what she had learnt from the book to see how good she was.
She knelt down and chose a stone from the pile. She touched and felt it, then kept looking before finally selecting a raw stone that was around the size of a person’s head.
Third Mo’s eyes shone when he saw her select that one. However, he didn’t say anything.
The person who had told her not to select it from there happened to be paying his bill and was preparing to find someone to help cut open his stone. He turned around and happened to see Sima You Yue walking over while hugging a stone. He immediately called out, “Sigh, this child. Why did you choose a watermelon stone!”
After saying this, he regretted it because many people had come over because of his voice.
He lowered his voice and said, “Sor-sorry. But if you want to choose this, even if you open it up, there will only be melon seeds. It’s not worth it. You have to pay a million middle ranked crystals for this stone!”
Sima You Yue never thought that she would encounter such a passionate person. Although he had attracted the attention of many around her, he had good intentions, so she wasn’t mad. She replied, “No worries, this is my first try, so I’ll just take it as practice.”
After speaking, she smiled at the person and walked over to the counter by the lake.
That person saw that Sima You Yue was obstinate in her choice, so he didn’t speak any further. However, he didn’t leave the place either. He hugged his own raw stone and followed behind Sima You Yue to see what kind of result she would get.
He wasn’t the only one. A few others wanted to laugh at Sima You Yue. During this period of time, watching other open stones was a kind of interest.
Sima You Yue placed her raw stone on the table. The counter lady was a little shocked to see that she had selected a watermelon stone, especially after hearing that someone had warned her against choosing watermelon stones. She didn’t expect that Sima You Yue would still choose it.
“Young Lord, are you certain you want to buy this?” The counter lady subconsciously asked.
Sima You Yue nodded, saying, “This is the one.”
“Okay then. This stone will be one million and eight thousand middle ranked crystal stones.” The lady said with a smile.
Sima You Yue took out her crystal card and paid out a million and eight thousand.
The lady offered the card back to her with both hands, asking with a smile, “Young Lord, do you want to cut it open?”
Sima You Yue nodded.
The lady pointed at the area where they opened the stones and said, “You can just head over there.”
“Got it.” Sima You Yue hugged her raw stone and went over.
There were two masters there who would help open the stones. However, both were currently helping others, so she hugged her own stone and stood at the side, watching. She would occasionally talk to the three guys by her side.
“Do you think the stone in his hands will produce a stone?” Third Mo bumped Sima You Yue’s arm and asked.
Without waiting for Sima You Yue to reply, the master opening the stone cut into it according to the person’s instructions. He cut a third of it, and the small bit of it fell to the ground. It was white on the side and didn’t have any green. The bigger piece of it had a faint trace of green.
“I see green!” The people onsite cried out softly. They weren’t loud like the people outside.
“Cut here, next.” The owner of the stone asked him to cut the other side of the stone.
Sima You Yue looked at the stone and said, “Such a pity…”
“A pity?” Fatty Qu and the others came up and asked when they heard what she said.
“It looks like the stone will produce a spirit stone. But I don’t know why the inside doesn’t have anything good.” Sima You Yue explained to them in a low voice.
“Yeah.” Sima You Yue nodded. She was sure of it. This was a glass spirit stone.
Glass spirit stones were those that had a thin piece of spirit stones. Even if the quality of these spirit stones were great, they weren’t worth much money.
The people who were kneeling on the ground turned around to glare at Sima You Yue. They didn’t say anything, but the lady beside them shouted at Sima You Yue, “Shut up if you don’t know anything!”
Sima You Yue didn’t think that, with everyone’s attention on the stone opening, there would be those who were listening in on her conversation.
If she were to stay silent, then so be it. In any case, it had nothing to do with her.
However, just like Sima You Yue had said, the stone that initially appeared to be of high quality, on revealed a thin piece of spirit stone. The quality of it wasn’t bad, but it was just too thin. The amount of spirit energy contained within it wasn’t much, so it wasn’t too useful.
The owner of that stone still appeared rather calm as he stood up and patted the dust off his body. The lady beside him had a long face and was extremely upset.
“Next.” The master who was tasked to cut open stones said.
Sima You Yue saw that nobody was going up, so she walked up and placed the stone in her hand onto the stone table.
“Watermelon stone?” The people who were there laughed when they saw her stone. The lady from before laughed out loudly as well.
Seeing her tranquil behaviour, the master who was cutting open the stones said, “Is this the Young Lord’s first time gambling on stones?”
Sima You Yue nodded.
She had seen others gamble before, but this was really her first time.
“Has the Young Lord heard of watermelon stones?”
“I have.” Sima You Yue said, “But I want this one. I’ve already paid for it, so there’s no point regretting.”
The master shook his head, then hugged the stone before touching it carefully.
“Thinking of getting some spirit stones from a watermelon? This is my first time seeing it!” That lady mocked.
“Third Sis, do not be rude!” That male chided her.
“That’s just the truth. Others have already told him that watermelon stones will not produce any good stones but he refuses to listen and insists on cutting it open. I dare bet that he won’t get a single good spirit stone! If he’s able to get one, I’ll write my name backwards!” That lady said angrily.
“How do you, Young Lord, plan to open this?” The master asked.
“Hold on, Master.” Sima You Yue stood up and looked at the lady, saying, “You want to bet with me?”
“That’s right!” The lady stepped forwards and looked disdainfully at Sima You Yue, “If you can cut open a good stone, I’ll give you double the price you paid for it!”