Su Hui also looked at Qin Haodong, and her originally smiling face was full of worry. Everything was so perfect, but the fake was a fake after all, and it couldn’t be compared with the genuine one.
“It’s not a big deal. I will take care of it.”
Qin Haodong took the receipt in his hand and rolled it into a scroll. He gently wiped it with Green Wood Genuine Qi in his palm. When he opened it again, everything had changed.
The snow-white paper had become extremely yellow, as if it had been weathered for countless years. The handwriting and seal on the paper had also become dim without any new marks. The whole scroll looked antiquated.
“It’s OK this time. What do you think, Mr. Liu?” Qin Haodong said as he placed the receipt in front of Liu Qigong again.
At this time, Liu Qigong’s expression was dull, his lips were trembling, and his outstretched hands were shaking. He took the scroll that Qin Haodong had just made in his hand and looked at it. The only expression on his face was one of shock!
He was an authority on archaeology, and he was an expert in this field all over the country. He personally verified the national letter that he took from Wei Zhongxian’s tomb.
However, no matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t find any flaws in the forgery that Qin Haodong had just made. If he hadn’t seen it with his own eyes, he would have thought that it was an antique from a tomb.
Qin Haodong also did not stop. When Liu Qigong was shocked, he also made a national letter from Koryo to the Ming Dynasty. The combination of two things would be more convincing.
When he was done with his work, Liu Qigong came back to his senses from shock. Looking back at the handsome young man, he felt that his outlook on life had changed greatly.
What an amazing man! He couldn’t find any flaws in the ancient objects that Qin Haodong had just casually made!
“Little Qin, how did you do it?”
Liu Qigong once again asked this somewhat childish question.
Qin Haodong laughed and said, “You’ve seen it, haven’t you? My calligraphy is good, the carrot is well-carved, and I have sold fake antiques for a few years. That’s it.”
Liu Qigong couldn’t help saying, “What on earth do you do? Are you a doctor? Why did you do those things for a few years?”
“I am a doctor, and the other works are my hobbies. They have no connection.” Qin Haodong laughed and said, “Well, they are still waiting for us. We have to get back quickly.”
“Wait a minute. I’ll go with you and take a look.”
Liu Qigong got in the car with them. Now he was curious about how Qin Haodong was playing with these people.
When they reappeared in the auditorium of Shanghai Medical College, all those in the audience immediately became restless. Everyone’s eyes fell on the two scrolls in Qin Haodong’s hands.
Seeing that Qin Haodong was really holding something in his hand, Li Mintae immediately became nervous. “Is this young man telling the truth? Did Koryo really make a receipt for the book to the Ming Dynasty?” But no matter how he thought about it, he found that it was impossible.
Li Joongki said in a low voice, “Father, I guess what this guy has must be fake. Fortunately, we brought an antique appraisal expert, Mr. Choe, this time. He will definitely see through this guy’s tricks.”
Li Mintae nodded. In order to prove that the Compendium of Materia Medica was authentic, he specially invited Choe Hongseong, the authoritative figure in the antique appraisal field of Koryo.
As they were talking, Choe Hongseong, who was sitting below the stage, stood up and quickly walked to Qin Haodong. He respectfully said to the old geezer beside him, “Teacher, why are you here?”
In front of outsiders, expert Liu Qigong was very clam. He nodded slightly and said, “It’s all right. I just came to take a look.”
It turned out that Choe Hongseong was once a graduate student at Shanghai University. He was Liu Qigong’s student. He had learned a lot from Liu Qigong about antique appraising.
Li Joongki said, “What’s going on? Why does Mr. Choe know that old geezer?”
Li Mintae said, “Don’t worry about that. Mr. Choe Hongseong has always been known for being impartial. Even we can’t affect the result of his appraisal.”
Liu Qigong thought for a moment and said to Choe Hongseong, “Come with us, we may need your help later.”
He knew that the people in Koryo’s delegation would not easily trust Qin Haodong. They would definitely appraise the receipt.
The four of them went on the platform together. Qin Haodong said to Li Mintae, “I’ve brought them here.”
He turned around and said to Alice, “Miss Alice, please be a witness.”
Su Hongbo and Fang Helun also looked at Qin Haodong’s hands. They looked nervous, worried, and excited.
After that, he put the scroll on the table and slowly opened it. The cameraman who was doing the live broadcast quickly turned the camera to it, for fear of missing any details.
After opening the scroll, Qin Haodong said, “This is the national letter you gave to the Ming Dynasty. With Professor Li’s research on the Compendium of Materia Medica, you should know these ancient Huaxia characters, right?”
Li Mintae looked at the scroll with a serious look. He was indeed proficient in ancient Huaxia characters and quickly understood the contents of it. The careless thing was that the medical skills of Koryo were outdated. He asked the Ming Dynasty to borrow medical books such as Compendium of Materia Medica to help their people relieve their pain.
If the book was real, it meant two things. First, that Koryo had asked for help from the Ming Dynasty. Second, that they had borrowed the Compendium of Materia Medica from Huaxia.
Qin Haodong opened the second scroll and said, “Look at this. This is a receipt for the Compendium of Materia Medica.”
Li Mintae looked and found that it was indeed a receipt, which said that Koryo had borrowed medical books such as the Compendium of Materia Medica from the Ming Dynasty.
“This… this can’t be true!”
As a doctor, he was very clear who the Compendium of Materia Medica belonged to, but he was sure that Huaxia wouldn’t leave relevant evidence and couldn’t prove that the Compendium of Materia Medica came from Huaxia. He never dreamed that the young man would make a receipt.
Qin Haodong said slowly, “Professor Li, didn’t you bring an expert with you? Let him have a look.”
Li Mintae turned to look at Choe Hongseong and said, “Mr. Choe, this thing must be a fake. Please identify it.”
Choe Hongseong said, “It’s okay to identify antiques, but I’m only responsible for identifying, and I won’t participate in your debate. So before I give the result, please don’t draw a conclusion.”
Li Mintae smiled awkwardly. This stupid guy didn’t save face for himself in front of so many people.
“Mr. Choe, you’re right. Whether it’s true or not depends on the result of your appraisal.”
Choe Hongseong nodded, turned to Liu Qigong, and said, “Teacher, why don’t you appraise it with me?”
Liu Qigong shook his head and said, “This is from Huaxia, and it’s also my collection. It’s not suitable for me to appraise it. It’s better for you to do it.”
“Teacher, your character is an example of my learning. I’ve been working hard to learn from you all these years.”
After saying that, Choe Hongseong took out the implements he carried with him, such as white gloves and a magnifying glass, and began to identify them.
Liu Qigong had a good reputation in the antique appraisal circle. He was fair and did not show any favoritism. Choe Hongseong had maintained this quality as his student. He was meticulous in antique appraising and would not influence the conclusion for any reason.
Even if this was Liu Qigong’s collection, if he thought it was fake, he would point it out in public without hesitation.
He went over to the two scrolls and began to look at them carefully. When he saw the handwriting on the scrolls, he suddenly exclaimed, “My God, this is Mr. Kim Daegeun’s authentic work.”
Li Mintae had a bad feeling and asked, “Mr. Choe, are you sure?”
“Of course I’m sure.” Choe Hongseong said solemnly, “Mr. Kim is a master of calligraphy in our country. I have been studying his calligraphy since I was a child.
“His handwriting was not only powerful, but also light and elegant. He had a style of his own. I believe that no other person in the world could imitate his handwriting.
“There’s a calligraphy drawing of Kim Daegeun hanging in my room, which is exactly the same as the words on this scroll. I’m sure that it’s definitely Mr. Kim Daegeun’s authentic work. No one else can imitate it.”
“Ahem… Ahem… Ahem…”
Liu Qigong coughed violently and almost choked on his own saliva.
Choe Hongseong was so sure that this was written by Kim Daegeun. If he knew that this work was written by Qin Haodong in only a few minutes, how would he feel?
Choe Hongseong turned to look at him and asked, “Teacher, is there anything wrong with what I said?”
“Yes! Yes! Yes! You’re right. I’ve just caught a cold recently and I’m starting to cough.”
Liu Qigong was a just man, but the Compendium of Materia Medica originally belonged to Huaxia. So, he didn’t state his opinion.
After being recognized by his teacher, Choe Hongseong was excited and continued to identify the seal. When he saw the seal below, he exclaimed again, “This is the national seal of Koryo. In ancient times, only very important documents would use this seal. I can promise with my head that it’s absolutely true.”
“Ahem… Ahem… Ahem…”
Liu Qigong coughed violently again. His student really dared to say that. This was made by a carrot, but he even promised that it was genuine.
This time, even Su Hui, who had always been quiet, had a smile on her face. If her grandfather had not identified it, she would really have thought that this antique appraisal expert from Koryo was a layman.
But now, it seemed that he was really an expert. It could only show that Qin Haodong’s technique was so sophisticated that he deceived the two experts of Huaxia and Koryo with a carrot.
Of course, Choe Hongseong didn’t know this. He turned his head and said, “Teacher, I know that you are very dedicated, but you must pay more attention to your health!”
“I will!” Liu Qigong said, covering his mouth.
Choe Hongseong turned around and carefully examined the two scrolls again. After 10 minutes, he raised his head and said, “I will draw an identification conclusion.”