Everyone Knows I’m a Good Man - Chapter 45.1
After only a few days, Ji Changze became an equal with the Military Advisor in the military camp.
The General and the Military Advisor were more certain, so how the Military Advisor was treated, he was treated the same way.
All kinds of items in the tent were replaced with high-grade ones.
Wang Da and Wang Er were stunned.
They previously recommended Ji Changze, really thought that this person looked quite smart, and he might be able to get promoted. When the time came, they, as people who had treated him with kindness, could also get some glory.
As a result, it was really a promotion now.
The speed was too fast.
It’s only been a few days!!!
The Military Advisor had a high status in the military camp, because he grew up with the General, and because he was ingenious. Although he didn’t usually come out, most of the affairs in the military camp were handled by the Military Advisor.
Ji Changze, was just a little newcomer.
Why are you on a par with the Military Advisor all of a sudden??
Although the two people felt it was unbelievable in their hearts, they didn’t give up on the opportunity to hold on to a big backer. When they went looking for Ji Changze, they brought with them a jar of wine brought by someone trusted outside.
Ji Changze was still a bookkeeper in name. Besides, his own martial arts powers were still a mystery, and his ears were sharp, so he didn’t arrange someone to watch outside his tent.
So, Wang Da and Wang Er opened the curtain smoothly, came in, and shouted with a loud voice; “Sir Ji, look what we brought you!”
As soon as they entered, the smiles on their faces froze, but the jar of wine in their hands was still in front of them. They saw the General and Military Advisor who were sitting crossed legs at the low table, they were horrified.
And next to them, Ji Changze was sitting on the edge of his bed, slowly wiping a bow.
The two: “…”
General Hou has been “educated” by Ji Changze and the Military Advisor, and it was impossible for him to vent his anger on them. Wang Da and Wang Er were caught in the crossfire.
He looked sternly at the wine jar in the hands of the two men, and sternly scolded; “Drinking is not allowed in the army, where did you get the wine from?”
Wang Da and Wang Er came to their senses from the panic, only to realize that he had violated the military rules and was caught red-handed by the General, and quickly knelt down with a plop.
“General spare my life, General spare my life!”
“Not only drink by yourself, but you also come to Sir Ji to drink, and ask me to spare your life? Your dreaming! Immediately go and receive 50 military staff punishment by yourself, and see if you dare to break the military rules in the future!”
Ji Changze was still polishing his bow, and didn’t even move, but spoke in a light voice, “The General’s punishment is a bit too heavy.”
Wang Da and Wang Er saw that he was helping to speak as if blessed, and quickly and anxiously waited for the General’s reply.
General Hou grunted coldly, “Breaking military rules is a major crime. It’s already kind of me to not order them to be killed.”
“Breaking military rules is indeed a major crime, but did the General himself set this military rule of no drinking?”
General Hou held his head up with confidence, looking rather proud, “The most fearful thing about marching to war is that you can’t stay sober. If everyone is drinking and getting drunk, what will happen when the enemy attacks?”
These were all the experiences he gained from marching and fighting. If it weren’t for these experiences, he wouldn’t have won the battles again and again.
Ji Changze didn’t listen to this at all. He only said, “Since the General set it himself, they can’t be punished, at least not corporal punishment.”
General Hou frowned, “Why not? If I don’t punish them, they won’t remember! Sir Ji is a scholar after all. I’m afraid you don’t know much about the people in this army. They are all bastards, if I don’t punish them harshly, they won’t be afraid.”
Sitting on his knees in front of the table, the Military Advisor was warming his hand above the charcoal fire. Seeing that the General had a justified look on his face, the Advisor showed a look of helplessness, shaking his head and smiling.
“The General forgot what I said again.”
General Hou was reminded by him. His cousin told min to listen to Ji Changze.
He doesn’t want to hear it, but after all, his cousin has been marching with him to fight. It was normal to believe his cousin’s words.
But Ji Changze?
What’s the use of being smart? Has this scholar been in a military camp before?
He didn’t know how difficult it was to discipline the soldiers in the barracks, and he couldn’t control them without an iron fist.
When Ji Changze saw General Hou’s face showing dissatisfaction, he waved his hand to Wang Da and Wang Er, “You put down the wine and go down. Externally, only say that you were caught drinking wine by the General secretly and was fined 5 taels of silver.”
Wang Da and Wang Er stared wide-eyed, “Five taels??”
“But, but we don’t have that much money …”
“Don’t worry, just say so. I’ll help you out with the money.”
5 taels of silver wasn’t a small sum of money for these soldiers. It was shocking and unbelievable to them, that Ji Changze was willing to pay for them.
When they looked at the scholar who was wiping the bow in his hand with a faint smile, their eyes were full of clarity and gratitude.
“If you two didn’t save me, and brought me here to recommend, I, Changze wouldn’t be in such a situation, not to mention that you guys also came to bring me wine. It’s only right for me to pay this silver.”
Looking at Ji Changze, who was still talking to them in a gentle voice even when he sat in a high position, Wang Da and Wang Er were filled with gratitude.
They came thinking that Ji Changze was already powerful, and they didn’t know if he would remember their recommendation.
They didn’t expect Ji Changze would not only remember, but actually be willing to come to their rescue against the pressure of the General.
He even pulled out that large sum, 5 taels of silver, from his own pocket.
A good man!!!
They were both touched, but the General was full of rage, staring at Wang Da and Wang Er and then at Ji Changze.
The Military Advisor moved position, getting closer to the fire source, and the noise made Hou Jiangjun subconsciously turned to look up.
Seeing that his cousin is looking at him, he reluctantly and viciously glared at Wang Da and Wang Er, impatiently waved his hand, “All right, all right, get lost. Later, if I see you violate the military rules again, it won’t be that easy.”
“Many thanks, General.”
The two men hastily buckled their heads and bowed their bodies hastily towards Ji Changze and the Military Advisor before leaving.
When they had gone out and there were no outsiders, General Hou couldn’t suppress his dissatisfaction, “Why did you let them go? Just because they recommended you, sir? They can’t be punished because they have the merit of recommendation? How can there be such a bad atmosphere in the army? “
“What’s more, I have said three times that alcohol consumption is not allowed! The people below take my words as nonsense and break the rules again and again. If they aren’t severely punished, I don’t know what kind of trouble would come out of this!”
Seeing him bellowing like a raging lion, Ji Changze and the Military Advisor both tacitly ignored him.
Ji Changze continued to wipe his bow, while the Military Advisor warmed himself.
When the General had yelled for a long while, only to find that both of them ignored him. The raging anger suddenly seemed to have been poured into a basin of water and went out with a whimper.
He angrily looked at the Military Advisor and at Ji Changze, and sat at the table without moving.
Seeing that he stopped, Ji Changze stood up and hung the wiped bow in the tent, “Has the General finished scolding?”
“Is it useful for me to scold? Even after scolding you guys don’t listen.”
General Hou was about to explode with anger.
The other two, however, still had smiles on their faces, and seeing them made him even angrier.
“It seems that the General isn’t convinced, it’s fine. I will ask you, the army outside, whose army is it?”
General Hou coldly snorted, “Naturally, it’s the Hou army.”
The Military Advisor lowered his eyes, shook his head, and smiled softly, gently reminding, “The General’s answer is wrong.”
“How is the answer wrong? How is this not the Hou army anymore? How many generations has it been.”
Ji Changze answered the question with a question, “According to the General’s meaning, this army is not His Majesty’s, not the imperial court’s, but your Hou family’s?”
General Hou’s face stiffened.
“That’s not what I mean, I mean that these troops are led by my Hou family.”
Ji Changze didn’t bother to wrestle with what he meant, only stepped on the ground under his feet and asked, “The ground we are stepping on under our feet, whose is it?”
“Naturally, His Majesty’s.”
Seeing that General Hou gave a quick answer this time, Ji Changze looked at the Military Adviser, smiled and went back to the table, and started to write and draw with the paper.
After his words, the Military Advisor continued to ask, “Since the land under our feet is His Majesty’s territory, and the soldiers outside are also His Majesty’s, the military regulation is also set by His Majesty, and it has been handed down one after another. Why should the general add military regulations privately?”
General Hou: “But drinking is a mistake, if we don’t set this military rule, in the future if the enemy comes, our soldiers are still in a drunken state what do we do?”
He felt he was right, and he got it right.
The Military Advisor shook his head with a look of helplessness.
Ji Changze answered, “What the Lord means is not that the General did something wrong, but that the punishment set by the General was too harsh.”
The Military Adviser nodded, “If the soldiers aren’t allowed to drink alcohol by the order of His Majesty, no matter how harsh it is, it’s not too much, even if it kills people, it’s nothing. But the problem lies in the fact that this military rule was set by the General himself.”
Ji Changze: ” For the General, these soldiers are the Hou family’s army, but for them, their real master is His Majesty. If His Majesty wants them to live, they will live, and if His Majesty wants them to die, they will die, but why should the General make these rules and regulations for them, and punish them for breaking the rules he has set? “
General Hou frowned tightly, “But I do it for the good of the army. If not, sooner or later it will lead to a great disaster.”
The Military Advisor spoke with a smile, “That’s why the General is right, but the punishment is too severe.”
“If I’m not strict, they won’t listen.” General Hou felt aggrieved, and he looked to the Military Advisor, intending to hear what his cousin had to say next.