Old Zhao’s family moved to the village a few years ago, and built a two-story house on the hill opposite the big pond in the village. Old Zhao’s nephew is said to be a very good mud crafter, so he invited a group of brothers, The house was built in less than half a year, not including the two months it took to level half of the hill.
In this way, Lao Zhao and his wife took root in our village with their two children. Lao Zhao used to be a good shadow puppet performer, so the children in the village liked to go to his house to watch him perform shadow puppetry.
That day we walked across the pond path to Old Zhao’s house to play, and someone yelled, “Do you see what is in the middle of that pond?”
We all turned our heads to look at the center of the pond. There was something black and central floating on the water, and we couldn’t see it clearly from too far away. A few bold boys took a bamboo pole and fished the thing closer. We Only then can I see clearly.
It turned out to be a person, a child of eight or nine years old. Our group of children were so frightened that their souls lost their minds, so we hurriedly called the adults over.
When it was salvaged, it was discovered that it was the youngest son of the old Zhao family. The old Zhao family had only such a son, with a girl on it. It was so hard to get such a son, which made the old Zhao and his wife cry to death.
It is strange to say that, the water in the pond was very shallow, and now it is the dry season in July and August, even a child would not drown.
So everyone said that Lao Zhao offended the mountain god, because the mountain where their house was built was said to be an altar for sacrifices in ancient times, but Lao Zhao was a man who traveled all over the world, he never cared about these things, and the land in the village was empty, so Even though the elders in the village persuaded Lao Zhao, Lao Zhao still insisted on going his own way.
Just after the flooding incident, another accident happened to the old Zhao’s house. There was heavy rain that night, and everyone was asleep, only to hear a sudden thunderclap, which woke up most people in the village because it was too loud.
Everyone opened the door one after another to check. At this time, a sharp-eyed person saw the strangeness of the old Zhao's house with a flashlight.
In the early morning of the next day, everyone gathered in front of the old Zhao’s house and discussed. It turned out that there was a big crack in the wall of the old Zhao’s kitchen, which almost traversed the entire wall. It's as if someone dug it up, and no piece is complete.
It was Lao Zhao and his wife who woke up. The neighbors were very surprised that they were both unharmed. When they asked Lao Zhao what happened last night, Lao Zhao didn't know anything about it. Even the family didn't hear the thunder.
Later, when Lao Zhao went to his own kitchen, the cooking utensils inside were not damaged at all, and the ground was completely intact. A dead mouse was seen, which foreshadowed something . Such a strange thunderstorm really frightened Lao Zhao, who was once steadfast.
So Lao Zhao invited a famous feng shui master from a neighboring village. The feng shui master went around his house a few times and saw what the dead mouse was foreshadowing , and kept playing with the strange compass in his hand. Everyone watched with bated breath The feng shui master waited for him to show his magic.
At this time, the feng shui master who had been working for a long time asked Lao Zhao to follow him to the back mountain. We were all curious and followed. When we arrived at a place full of weeds in the back mountain, the feng shui master signaled Lao Zhao to push away the grass, only to see the grass appearing in the grass. A huge pit, as if struck by lightning.
We poked our heads out to look, and were all surprised. A huge white mouse was lying in the dirt pit. We had never seen such a big mouse, and everyone talked about it.
At this time, the feng shui master told us that this is a mouse spirit, which was suppressed under the foundation of the old Zhao family with a talisman, so the accident happened to the son of the old Zhao family, and the thunder last night was from the old Zhao family The ancestors enshrined in the ancestral hall of the gods appeared and drove the mouse spirit out together, so the mouse spirit was struck to death by lightning.
After being instructed by a feng shui master, Lao Zhao found a yellowed paper talisman on the main beam of his house. It turned out that in the early years, Lao Zhao and his brothers traveled all over the world performing shadow puppetry and made a lot of money. The money was uneven, and he held a grudge against Lao Zhao, so he asked his son to put a talisman to suppress demons when he helped Lao Zhao repair his house.
Brother Zhao also just wanted to teach his brother a lesson so that his fortune would fade away for two years, but he did not expect to cause such a catastrophe.
Later, Lao Zhao moved and rebuilt the house, but he lost contact with his brother.