Lady Cultivator by Yun Ji

Synopsis and Starting Chapter
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Chapter 45
Chapter 46
Chapter 47
Chapter 48
Chapter 49
Chapter 50
Chapter 51 - Night
Chapter 52 - Senior Martial Brother Zhou
Chapter 53 - Out Of The Valley
Chapter 54 - The End
Chapter 55 - There Isn'T Much Time
Chapter 56
Chapter 57 - Before The Minor Inner Competition
Chapter 58 - The Change Of Zixia Sect
Chapter 59 - Annexation
Chapter 60 - Purging
Chapter 61 - Zixia Sect’S Mount Yunwu Branch
Chapter 62 - Monster-Hunting Trip
Chapter 63 - Into The Forest
Chapter 64 - Staying At The Poisonous Spring
Chapter 65 - Second Rank Iron-Teethed Crocodile
Chapter 66 - Kill
Chapter 67 - Melee
Chapter 68 - Saving People
Chapter 69 - The Exit
Chapter 70 - An Afternoon
Chapter 71 - The Foundation-Building Pill
Chapter 72 - The Completion Of Aura Refining Realm
Chapter 73 - Leaving The Mountain
Chapter 74 - The Dao Convention
Chapter 75 - An Old Friend
Chapter 76 - Reminiscing
Chapter 77 - The Constitution-Enhancing Pill
Chapter 78 - Hair Styling
Chapter 79 - Robbed? Deceived?
Chapter 80 - A Reverse Robbery
Chapter 81 - Concocting Medicinal Pills
Chapter 82 - Purple Ganoderma
Chapter 83 - Obtain
Chapter 84 - Hurriedly Rushing Back
Chapter 85 - A Trap
Chapter 86 - Why
Chapter 87 - Splitting The Loot, Fleeing For Their Lives
Chapter 88 - Hiding
Chapter 89 - A Hopeless Situation
Chapter 90 - Rescued
Chapter 91 - Grieving
Chapter 92 - Going Back
Chapter 93 - Stealing
Chapter 94 - Following The Heart
Chapter 95 - Xuanqing School
Chapter 96 - Honoring A Master
Chapter 97 - Spiritual Roots Of The Origin
Chapter 98 - The Generous Senior Martial Brother Qin
Chapter 99 - Another Old Acquaintance
Chapter 100 - Entering Closed Door Meditation To Build A Foundation
Chapter 101 - Offering The Constitution-Enhancing Pill
Chapter 102 - Entering Closed Door Meditation Once Again
Chapter 103 - After Successful Foundation-Building
Chapter 104 - The Inferno Beast And The Soul-Refining Art
Chapter 105 - Demonic Beast Riot
Chapter 106 - Gossip
Chapter 107 - Going To War
Chapter 108 - The Situation In The Battlefield
Chapter 109 - Fighting
Chapter 110 - Advice
Chapter 111 - Illusory Formation
Chapter 112 - The Other Ancestor
Chapter 113 - Sunu Art Of The Origin
Chapter 114 - Accidentally Possessed By The Devil
Chapter 115 - Five Spirits Cultivating Body
Chapter 116 - Meeting
Chapter 117 - The Virtual Sky World
Chapter 118 - Danding School
Chapter 119 - Yu Clan
Chapter 120 - Preparation Before The War
Chapter 121 - Monster'S Aura
Chapter 122 - Dreamland
Chapter 123 - Dream Inside A Dream
Chapter 124 - Letting Go
Chapter 125 - Yu Clan'S Decision
Chapter 126 - Yu Clan'S Cultivators
Chapter 127 - War Is Coming
Chapter 128 - Qianmen Ridge
Chapter 129 - One Family With Senior Martial Brother Kuang Zhu
Chapter 130 - A Fight Between Two Factions
Chapter 131 - Mayhem
Chapter 132 - Showdown
Chapter 133 - Last Disciple
Chapter 134 - An Accidental Disaster
Chapter 135 - A New Immortal’S Cave
Chapter 136 - Can'T Be Said
Chapter 137 - A Bunch Of Concubines, Troublesome!
Chapter 138 - Continuing With The Troublesome, Stormy Days
Chapter 139 - Children Of Mengxue Hall
Chapter 140 - A Descendant Of Ye Clan
Chapter 141 - Rotten Peach Blossom
Chapter 142 - The First Brawl At The School
Chapter 143 - A Discussion About Dual Cultivation
Chapter 144 - Rejection
Chapter 145 - Celebration For Reaching The Nascent Soul Realm
Chapter 146 - Old Affair At Mount Yunwu
Chapter 147 - Soul-Formation Ceremony
Chapter 148 - All Forms Of Showing Off
Chapter 149 - Enemies Visiting
Chapter 150 - The Source Of The Hostility
Chapter 151 - The Combat-Training Hall
Chapter 152 - Tong’An District Of Wei Country
Chapter 153 - Ye Clan’S Members
Chapter 154 - Leaving Ye Clan
Chapter 155 - Spiritual Aura Fluctuation
Chapter 156 - Into The Valley
Chapter 157 - Yao Couple
Chapter 158 - This Life Eternal Day
Chapter 159 - Killing Each Other
Chapter 160 - Couldn'T Find A Way Out
Chapter 161 - One Day, Three Years
Chapter 162 - Together In Life And Death
Chapter 163 - Breaking The Formation
Chapter 164 - Bewitching Moonstones
Chapter 165 - Stone Sculpture
Chapter 166 - The Art Of Engineering
Chapter 167 - Wanderer Ziwei
Chapter 168 - Entrustment
Chapter 169 - The Xuanji Formation Book
Chapter 170 - The Northernmost Glacial Zone
Chapter 171 - Lotus Pickers
Chapter 172 - Everyone Had Their Own Good Fortune
Chapter 173 - Drinking A Big Cup Of Wine
Chapter 174 - The Land Of Hiding Dragon
Chapter 175 - Zhengfa Sect Disciples
Chapter 176 - Within The Iceberg
Chapter 177 - The Real Purpose
Chapter 178 - The Water Carp Beast
Chapter 179 - An Underground Palace Underwater
Chapter 180 - Rebounding Force Rushing Into The Body
Chapter 181 - The Divine Dragon Monument
Chapter 182 - An Ancient Sacrificial Temple
Chapter 183 - A Long Premeditated Scheme
Chapter 184 - Split Up To Escape
Chapter 185 - Torture
Chapter 186 - Who Was The Pitiful One?
Chapter 187 - A Period Of One Year
Chapter 188 - The Coast Of The Eastern Sea
Chapter 189 - Collecting The Dragon Bones
Chapter 190 - Linhai Town
Chapter 191 - Bixuan Court
Chapter 192 - Getting In Touch With Bixuan Court
Chapter 193 - Received By The Sect Head
Chapter 194 - Give And Take
Chapter 195 - Pills-Concocting Demonstration
Chapter 196 - Reaching An Agreement
Chapter 197 - Barter
Chapter 198 - A Beautiful Man'S Also A Source Of Calamity
Chapter 199 - Going Back Or Not?
Chapter 200 - A Request
Chapter 201 - Elder Qingmiao
Chapter 202 - Commissioned To Concoct Pills
Chapter 203 - Receiving A Spiritual Beast
Chapter 204 - The Three Great Elders
Chapter 205 - Was Seen Through
Chapter 206 - Flowerless Golden Fruit
Chapter 207 - Started Concocting
Chapter 208 - A Sudden Change
Chapter 209 - Nothing To Say
Chapter 210 - Crisis
Chapter 211 - Into The Pagoda
Chapter 212 - An Accidental Discovery
Chapter 213 - Pure Yang Constitution
Chapter 214 - Guest Elder
Chapter 215 - Ancestor’S Personal Note
Chapter 216 - Magic Weapon Formula
Chapter 217 - Time Flies
Chapter 218 - The Elders Came Out Of Closed Door Meditation
Chapter 219 - Out Of The Pagoda
Chapter 220 - A Life Or Death Fight
Chapter 221 - The So-Called Divine Dragon Secret Technique
Chapter 222 - Reestablishment Ceremony
Chapter 223 - Farewell
Chapter 224 - Return
Chapter 225 - The Scene’S Still The Same
Chapter 226 - Someone Else’S Disciple
Chapter 227 - The Reason For Summoning Disciples
Chapter 228 - An Arrogant And Insolent Woman
Chapter 229 - Unrepentant
Chapter 230 - Conflict
Chapter 231 - Obsessive
Chapter 232 - A Fight Between Two Beasts
Chapter 233 - Was It Discovered?
Chapter 234 - Educating A Child
Chapter 235 - A Gathering Of Foundation Building Disciples
Chapter 236 - Ten Thousand Laws Of Nature Formation
Chapter 237 - A Mutated Formation
Chapter 238 - Dispute
Chapter 239 - Junior Martial Sister Jiang
Chapter 240 - The Next Test
Chapter 241 - Five Hindrances Overturning Senses
Chapter 242 - Ruan Mingzhu
Chapter 243 - An Ominous Hunch
Chapter 244 - Recalling
Chapter 245 - Embarrassing Secrets
Chapter 246 - Two Hundred Years
Chapter 247 - A Disagreeable Child
Chapter 248 - Remained Unconscious
Chapter 249 - The Art Of The Origin And The Art Of Three Primordial Cycles
Chapter 250 - Awakening
Chapter 251 - Shocking News
Chapter 252 - Gravely Injured
Chapter 253 - Had Long Known
Chapter 254 - Senior Martial Brother Qin... Or Senior Martial Brother Shoujing?
Chapter 255 - Time Fleeted By
Chapter 256 - Core-Formation
Chapter 257 - Core-Formation Succeeded
Chapter 258 - Core-Formation Ceremony
Chapter 259 - Chores
Chapter 260 - A Big Event
Chapter 261 - Where The Problem Lay
Chapter 262 - People Who Journey Together!
Chapter 263 - A Fight Of Divine Senses
Chapter 264 - Have To Go To See
Chapter 265 - A Trade Fair
Chapter 266 - Crystal Soul Jade
Chapter 267 - An Exchange
Chapter 268 - Jing Xingzhi
Chapter 269 - Spiritual Beast Rank-Advancement
Chapter 270 - Hurrying On
Chapter 271 - Arriving At Tiandao Sect
Chapter 272 - Don’T Be So Kind
Chapter 273 - : The Restrictions Disappeared
Chapter 274 - Entering Early
Chapter 275 - Killing Beasts
Chapter 276 - The Forest Of Ants
Chapter 277 - Pretending To Be Wounded
Chapter 278 - Splitting Up
Chapter 279 - Old Friends
Chapter 280 - Tens Of Thousands Of Feet Peak
Chapter 281 - Giant Eagles
Chapter 282 - Healing
Chapter 283 - Venting
Chapter 284 - Listen To Me
Chapter 285 - Two Morons
Chapter 286 - You Know Nothing
Chapter 287 - A Two-Point Law
Chapter 288 - Ground Shaking
Chapter 289 - The Summit Of Tens Of Thousands Of Feet Peak
Chapter 290 - Matters Related To Cultivating
Chapter 291 - Separated
Chapter 292 - One Can’T Avoid One’S Enemy
Chapter 293 - Nascent Soul Cultivators’ Fight
Chapter 294 - Xuan Fire Jade Essence
Chapter 295 - A Woman In Black
Chapter 296 - Nie Wushang
Chapter 297 - Heavenly Aromatic Grass
Chapter 298 - Master Song Feng
Chapter 299 - A Disgusting Plan
Chapter 300 - Looking For Her
Chapter 301 - What Was Going On
Chapter 302 - Nothing Happened
Chapter 303 - I Would Never Abandon You
Chapter 304 - Father’S Remains
Chapter 305 - Restrictions Collapsed
Chapter 306 - The Biggest Secret
Chapter 307 - The Heaven And Earth Fan
Chapter 308 - Blood Oath
Chapter 309 - Cultivation Technique
Chapter 310 - A Natural Thing
Chapter 311 - Reached The Nascent Soul Realm
Chapter 312 - Left Demonic Mountain
Chapter 313 - The Nascent Soul’S Celestial Phenomena
Chapter 314 - Came Back To The World
Chapter 315 - Injured And Imprisoned
Chapter 316 - Back To The Sect
Chapter 317 - Shui Linbo
Chapter 318 - : A Distant Coincidence
Chapter 319 - Offer A Spiritual Panacea
Chapter 320 - Shui Linbo’S Past
Chapter 321 - Problems With Cultivation
Chapter 322 - The True Meaning Of The Nascent Soul Realm
Chapter 323 - A Message Sent For Help
Chapter 324 - Meet Tang Shen Again
Chapter 325 - Inside Story
Chapter 326 - Back To The Secular World
Chapter 327 - Going To Linhai Again
Chapter 328 - Preparing To Go To The Sea
Chapter 329 - Going Out To The Sea
Chapter 330 - Looking For The Island
Chapter 331 - Broke The Formation And Saw The Real Body
Chapter 332 - Gained The Magic Weapons
Chapter 333 - Mo Yaoqing
Chapter 334 - Middle Stage Of The Core Formation Realm
Chapter 335 - Hunting Sea Beasts
Chapter 336 - Demonic Beast’S Wisdom
Chapter 337 - Trade Terms
Chapter 338 - Bring The Sea Dragon Under Control
Chapter 339 - The Decision To Leave
Chapter 340 - Got Permission
Chapter 341 - Preparations For Departure
Chapter 342 - Find Her Way At The Volcano
Chapter 343 - The South Pole Island
Chapter 344 - The Lu Family
Chapter 345 - Buddhism And Daoism
Chapter 346 - A Temporary Residence
Chapter 347 - A Free Market
Chapter 348 - An Undeserved Calamity
Chapter 349 - A Visitor Drops By
Chapter 350 - Resolving The Misunderstanding
Chapter 351 - A Reunion In A Foreign Land
Chapter 352 - Not An Enemy
Chapter 353 - Farewell
Chapter 354 - Left The North Pole Island
Chapter 355 - Robbery
Chapter 356 - Renting An Immortal’S Cave
Categories Genre: Adventure, All, Fantasy, Josei, Ongoing, Romance, Xianxia Status: Ongoing Tags Authors: , Alternative names: 一仙难求,


Total Chapters in book: 356
Estimated words: 971075 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 4855(@200wpm)___ 3884(@250wpm)___ 3237(@300wpm)

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Book Synopsis / Detail / Information:

The challenges a female cultivator had to overcome on her life journey were countless.

She mustn’t be lacking in talent, cultivation techniques, medicinal pills, and magic weapons. Otherwise, her cultivation would progress too slowly.

She also mustn’t have too many emotions, weaknesses, kindness, and greed. If she had too much of them, she would soon be saying hello with death.

Moreover, she must look neither too pretty nor too ugly. Although she mustn’t be stupid, she also couldn’t be too intelligent.

Being a female cultivator, Mo Tiange naturally had to face those challenges. Nevertheless, being orphaned from a young age had toughened her tenacity and resilience. Neither having what were deemed as waste spiritual roots nor limited resources could deter her spirit. Staying as inconspicuous as possible but never let an opportunity go was her daily life. Follow Mo Tiange as she embarked on a journey to survive and achieve immortality in the harsh and merciless cultivation world…

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Chapter 1

Chapter 1: Mo Family’s Village





Dawn rose in the eastern sky. The crows of roosters marked the start of daily life at the farm.

Each family rose from their slumber. The women started to boil water and cook. The men either carried water back home or tidied up farming tools before they ate breakfast and started their work for the day.

This was a subsidiary village of Liancheng County in Jin Country. Its population was about three to four hundred people. However, there was only one surname here – everyone here was part of the same clan. Thus, the villagers used their surnames as the village’s name and it was known as the “Mo Family’s Village.”

Several houses were scattered randomly on the east side of the village. A certain yard with a brick house looked extremely conspicuous among these clay houses because the materials used to build it were obviously far superior to the other houses – its roof tiles were thick and its brick walls were neatly arranged. With one glance, it was apparent the bricks weren’t created with the traditional method usually used by the villagers. Unlike the yard fences of other clay houses which were built with several branches and rattans, its fence was made of meticulously-arranged bamboo poles.

However, the house was also in a more run-down state than other houses; broken roof tiles were left unrepaired, one side of the courtyard fence was broken and the vegetable field in the yard was a complete mess.

At this moment, a door in the small yard was opened. A little girl with a golden complexion and a braid came out. She was about seven years old, very petite, seemed malnourished and was wearing old-fashioned clothes. However, she looked clean and tidy. Every strand of her hair was combed tidily and her clothes also looked very neat.

The girl opened the door to a chicken cage to let the chicken out then she walked towards the kitchen beside the house. In the kitchen, she used cold water to wash her face and rinse her mouth. When she finished, she lifted her sleeves to scoop some water from the water jar and used the water to wash some rice. She then moved a small stool beside the stove, stood on top of it to pour the rice into a huge wok, and lit a fire.

Liancheng County was located in the southern part of Jin Country. The climate was warm and fit for farming rice. Thus, rice straw was also used to light fires. Fortunately, this was the case as it would otherwise be impossible for this young girl to split firewood.

It didn’t take long before the sound of movement appeared from the main house. A pale-looking woman walked into the kitchen.

The little girl, who was starting the fire, hastily jumped up and said, “Mother, why did you get up? Go and rest for a while; food will be ready soon.”

The woman smiled and stroked the girl’s head. She said, “Tiange, let Mother do these things. You should go and play.”

“No!” The little girl insisted and pulled her mother into the house, saying, “Mother, you mustn’t catch a chill. I can do these things.”

“These tasks are nothing…”

“My ability to do these tasks should suffice. Mother, do you want to faint and make me worry again?”

The little girl’s words rendered the woman speechless.

The little girl spoke again: “Mother, just rest up properly… When you’re alright again, I won’t have to do these things anymore.”

The naivety in those words caused a smile to appear on the woman’s face, yet that smile was steeped with bitterness. The woman’s tone became softer as she said, “Alright, Mother will get well as soon as possible and won’t make Tiange suffer again in the future.”

Reddish lights appeared in the eastern sky. Their porridge also started to emit the sweet smell of rice. The little girl stood on a little bench and cautiously scooped up two bowls before heading towards a jar in the corner of the room to select a few pickled vegetables. She then brought all of those, one by one, to the main room.

They only had clear, bland porridge and pickled vegetables without any other dishes. Of the people in the room, one was sick and the other was a little child. It was no wonder both of them looked pale and unhealthy. The woman seemed distressed as she watched her daughter working hard, but the little girl was engrossed in eating her porridge and didn’t notice anything.

Having finished their breakfast, the woman groomed her daughter’s hair for a moment and picked up a throw hanging on the wall. She hung it on her daughter’s shoulders and said, “At school, you have to listen to your master and study hard.”

“En! I’ll go to school now.”

The sun gradually rose higher in the sky. The little girl walked to the Ancestral Hall on the west side of the village, stepping on countless dewdrops along the way. From time to time, boys would run on the road, laughing and joking around.

Seeing her walking on the road, a ten-year-old boy stealthily followed behind her. All of a sudden, he rushed forward and pulled her braid, laughing all the while. “Mo Tiange, your braid is extremely ugly! You better shave your head clean!” When he finished taunting her, he ran away, disappearing from her sight in an instant.

Mo Tiange glared furiously at the boy and said, “Give my ribbon back to me!”

Yet that boy actually raised his eyebrows and made a face. “Give it back to you? Why should I give it back to you? Grab it if you can! Come! Grab it!”

How could a child bear this kind of provocation? Mo Tiange tossed her hair and went to chase the boy.

“Haha! Stupid! I’m here!” The boy was very agile and sturdy. Her thin, weak body was no match for him. Every turn of his body was able to shake her off, causing her to seethe with anger.

After a while, Mo Tiange was panting from chasing him around. At this moment, from a distant place behind her, a girl’s voice appeared, “Brother, what are you doing?”

The two of them stopped after they heard this voice.

A girl of about six to eight years old ran towards them. Seeing Mo Tiange’s messy braid, she instantly glowered and said, “Brother, I forbid you from bullying Tiange! Give her ribbon back!”

The boy, who still seemed fierce just earlier, suddenly showed a bitter expression. He said, “I was only joking with her.”

The girl raised her eyebrows and glared at her older brother. “You still dare to argue with me! If you don’t give it back to me, I’ll go home now and tell Father that you bullied our younger sister!”

The boy’s expression became even more bitter. He said, “What kind of sister is she? She doesn’t even live with us.”

“Our grandfather is someone Tiange calls ‘Grandfather’ too; how could she not be our sister? If you argue with me again, I’ll really go home now and tell Father!”

“Okay, okay, I’ll give it to you, okay?” The boy threw the ribbon in his hand and walked away.

Seeing him leaving, Tiange said softly, “Tianqiao, thank you.”

Mo Tianqiao smiled and said, “No need to thank me – it was his fault. Here, back to you!”

Mo Tiange took the ribbon back, carelessly tying her braid.

“I’ll do it.” Watching her work so sloppily, Mo Tianqiao bluntly redid her braid. She was half a head taller than Mo Tiange so she could smoothly complete the braid without having to squat down.

Having finished braiding Mo Tiange’s hair, Mo Tianqiao carefully took out a paper-wrapped package from her pocket. She opened it and said, “Tiange, come and eat some cake.”

Mo Tiange took the package – it was a piece of yam cake. She whispered, “Thank you.”

Normally, she ate neither cakes nor candy. Her mother was sickly and her situation had been the same up till now. Although they never starved, they also never had a surplus of food. It was only during New Year’s and other big festivals when her grandfather’s family would buy candies that she would get a little share.

Tianqiao and her brother, Tianjun, were her uncle’s children. Tianqiao treated her well and always shared her snacks with her.

“Let’s eat together.”


The two of them walked together towards the Ancestral Hall, eating the cake along the way.

Mo Family’s school was located in the Ancestral Hall on the west side of the village. The village’s old scholar was the master who had been teaching the children in the clan to read. Since it was the clan’s school, the children in the Mo Family’s Village could attend without having to pay any tuition.

However, the village’s people had been farming for generations. Most of them only wished for their children to be able to recognize a few important words. It was enough if they could count and do simple math. The children typically came to study in the mornings and worked to help their families in the afternoons. Only a few children bearing their family’s high expectations would stay at the school until the afternoon.

The two girls walked into the Ancestral Hall. A lot of children were already sitting, filling the room. The youngest was about six-seven years old while the oldest was about thirteen-fourteen years old. All of the children were boys except for the two of them, Mo Tiange and Mo Tianqiao.

Most people believed that a woman’s virtue was having no talents. The Mo Family’s school also adopted the same beliefs – it was very rare for the daughters in the Mo Family’s Village to go to school. What most girls knew was only how to help with household chores from the moment they woke up. Only more progressive households sent their daughters to learn to read.

That was the case with Mo Tianqiao since she was the direct descendant of the Mo Family’s patriarch. Being the patriarch’s granddaughter and having the same mother as the eldest grandson made her extremely valued in the family. Not only was she named after her brother, but she was also sent to school along with her brother.

The two of them, Mo Tianqiao and Mo Tiange, were the only ones to be named after the seniors in the family.

But Mo Tiange’s situation wasn’t the same.

Mo Tiange’s mother was originally the fourth daughter of the patriarch and she was known as the Fourth Lady. She wasn’t the daughter of the patriarch’s wife – she was born illegitimately when the patriarch was young. Hence, the whole family felt very indifferent towards her. She was sick from the moment she was born and continuously had minor illnesses throughout the years. This caused the family to treat her with even more indifference.

Ten years ago, a scholar came and stayed in the village. It was unclear why, but after meeting her a few times, the scholar actually asked for the patriarch’s permission to marry her. Although the patriarch wasn’t fond of this daughter, he was still afraid the man had malicious intentions. Therefore, the patriarch told him if he wanted to marry into their family, he had to take their name and live in the village from that point on. Who would’ve guessed the scholar would agree? Before long, the two of them became husband and wife and lived in the village.

Unfortunately, in their third year, this scholar went on a trip to a faraway place. He hadn’t been seen since. Because her father hadn’t returned, Mo Tiange became the only descendant of her small family and was thus raised like she was a boy. Not only was her surname was “Mo,” but her name was also given according to the names of seniors in the family.

Back to present day, when the class became too noisy, a cough came from inside a nearby room. All the children in the room quieted down. An old, bearded, and dignified-looking man of about fifty years old came out from the room.

Seeing as the students were sitting obediently and none of them were being noisy, the Old Master nodded in satisfaction. He picked up a book from the table and asked, “Have you memorized the first part of yesterday’s ‘Disciple Gauge’?”

The classroom became even quieter. These children only came to school to learn to read. If they were taught ten words, it would already be considered good if they could memorize even half of them. How could they memorize a book?

The Old Master frowned and started to call out their names. “Mo Tianjun, recite this part!”

Although Mo Tianjun promptly stood up, his face crumpled. There was no trace of the arrogance and complacency he had when he was bullying Mo Tiange.

He stammered and recited, “When parents call, the response mustn’t be slow. When parents give a command, mustn’t be lazy. When parents teach, must… Must respect and obey. When parents reproach, must comply…”

The Old Master nodded and said, “Correct, continue.”

“Warm up parents’ bed in the summer, cool them down in the winter. Greet the elders in the morning, wait for them to sleep at night. When you go out, must tell your parents. When you come back, must… must…” After he recited up to this part, he stopped and thought anxiously for a while. However, he really couldn’t remember the remainder of the passage.

He raised his head to steal a glance at the Old Master’s expression. Seeing the Old Master’s severe expression, he hastily lowered his head again.

“Hmph!” the Old Master gave a cold snort. He asked, “What did you do yesterday evening? How are you only able to recite so little of it?”

Mo Tianjun stammered for a moment but didn’t dare to answer.


Upon hearing that, Mo Tianjun’s expression became bitter. However, he didn’t dare to rebel against the Old Master’s orders and could only step forward, cautiously extending his left arm.

The Old Master held a ruler in his skinny hand and slapped it on his other palm several times. Mo Tianjun was frightened upon seeing this, so he simply offered his palm and looked away.

The ruler was raised high and a “SLAP!” hit his palm hard. None of the children dared to make even the smallest noise as they were afraid they would be next.

Mo Tianjun’s palm was already red after five hits. The Old Master withdrew the ruler and said, “Next! Mo Tianwei!”

“Yes.” A child stood up and started to recite, “When parents call, the response mustn’t be slow. When parents give a command, mustn’t be lazy. When parents teach, must respect and obey. When parents reproach, must comply…”

Although this child recited with some difficulty, he recited all of it. The Old Master’s wrinkled brows finally loosened. He said, “Go over it again at home. Next!”

Sensing that Tianqiao was shifting around, Mo Tiange asked in a whisper, “Tianqiao, what’s wrong?”

Mo Tianqiao showed a bitter expression and whispered back, “I didn’t memorize it either. I’m not sure I can recite it completely.”

“Quickly memorize it now. There’s still time.”

“You’re right.” At lightning speed, Mo Tianqiao opened her book and started to silently recite in her heart.

“Mo Tiange.”

Mo Tiange promptly stood up and answered, “Yes, Master.”

She thought for a moment before she began to recite, “When parents call, the response mustn’t be slow. When parents give a command, mustn’t be lazy. When parents teach, must respect and obey. When parents reproach, must comply. Warm up parents’ bed in the winter, cool them down in the summer. Greet the elders in the morning, wait for them to sleep at night. When you go out, must tell your parents. When you come back, must greet your parents in person. Where you stay should be permanent, your work shouldn’t change often…”

“Mourning period should be three years. Pay homage daily to the deceased, always remembering parents’ grace. Neither eat meat nor drink wine. Parents’ funeral arrangements have to be according to etiquette. Sacrificial offerings to parents have to be done sincerely. Treat deceased parents with the same respect as if they were alive.”

A faint smile appeared on the Old Master’s face. He said, “Good! You recited it very well! Today you should start reading ‘Younger Brother’s Duty’.”

“Yes, Master.”

She sighed with relief and opened her book to read the next part.

Although these Mo family’s children didn’t care whether they did good or bad in their studies, the Old Master was a scholar, so he was very strict with each lesson. Earning his praise wasn’t an easy thing to achieve at all.


Total Chapters in book: 356
Estimated words: 971075 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 4855(@200wpm)___ 3884(@250wpm)___ 3237(@300wpm)