Everyone tried their best to hold the door. After pushing a few times to no avail, Fangzheng could not help but use his strength to strike out.
The metal door sounded as it opened. More than ten people tumbled backward and without turning their heads, they began crawling away. As they crawled, they wailed, "Save me! The wolf is out! Run!"
"What are you running for? It's Master, not the wolf." Fatty and Monkey had not said a word from beginning to end. They had been watching silently by the side before finally speaking up.
The group of people turned their heads and indeed, a bald monk stood by the door. As for the wolf, it had vanished.
"Darn monk. You closed the door and released the wolf. You were trying to murder us for money!" Pancake Face accused Fangzheng while pointing at him.
Fangzheng held his palms together. "Amitabha. Patron, why do you say so?"
"Aren't you admitting that a wolf appeared in your temple? You closed the door and released the wolf to chase us out. Everyone saw that. Don't you know that it's a wolf? Beasts do not understand human language, they are wild and cannot be taught. It was highly possible for someone to have died, do you not know that?" Pancake Face yelled.
Fangzheng shook his head and said, "Patron, This Penniless Monk does not dare agree with you. You said that beasts cannot understand human language? What would happen if a beast can understand it?"
"Tch, if a wolf can understand human language, we won't pursue this matter anymore," the others exclaimed in unison.
All of them looked at Fangzheng as if he were a retard. A wolf wasn't a dog, and even a dog needed years of training from a professional before they could understand a bit of human language. They refused to believe that the monk in front of them was able to train a wolf so properly. Furthermore, even if the wolf was truly trained to understand a few commands, that would be useless. Their tests would not be limited to those things.
Fangzheng slightly nodded, turned his head and said, "Patron, a Buddhist land of worship is meant to be tranquil. Making a din in the temple is truly showing disregard for the rules. If your parents did not teach you, it's your parents' fault. If your teachers did not teach you, it's your teachers' fault. Having grown to this age, it's your fault if you still do not know it after being in this mountain for so many years. Forget it. In consideration that you are a beast and are at a young and ignorant age, This Penniless Monk will not blame you. Hurry up and come out."
Pancake Face felt that the first few words sounded strange. It didn't sound like Fangzheng was speaking to a wolf, why did it feel like he was reprimanding them?
Especially that part about beasts. Why did he have the urge to beat someone when he heard that?
Finally, Fangzheng quickly stepped out of the temple as a huge wolf really came out.
Fangzheng said, "Patrons, take a look. This beast might be wild and hard to control, but he is reasonable. He knows that he cannot make a din in the temple and comes out upon ordering him to do so."
With that said, the faces of Pancake Face and company immediately blushed. Fangzheng had exhorted them to obey the rules and to leave. However, all of them pretended to not have heard him and even ignored him. Didn't this contrast mean that they were worse than beasts?
Pancake Face had his embarrassment turn into anger as he bellowed, "Darn Bald Donkey, you are scolding us in a roundabout way!"
"Who are you calling a bald donkey?" Fatty and Monkey immediately jumped forward when they heard that. Chen Jing subconsciously took a step back before realizing that he was not the one in trouble. He was immediately relieved.
Pancake Face immediately turned timid when he received the glares from the two fierce-looking men. He pointed at Fangzheng and said, "Little Monk, a monk shouldn't be scolding others. You- you have violated the precepts, how can you be considered a monk?"
Fangzheng gave a Buddhist proclamation, "Amitabha. Patron, how is that so? Are you barging into This Penniless Monk's right to reprimand a disobedient beast that flagrantly violates the rules? Furthermore, This Penniless Monk is talking to the wolf and did not mention anyone, isn't that so? Of course, if Patron insists that it is directed at him and that This Penniless Monk was referring to you, then This Penniless Monk really has nothing to say."
Fangzheng had a blank expression, like he did not know a thing.
Pancake Face nearly blew his top. He pointed at Fangzheng and said, "Don't treat us as fools. It's so obviously a veiled abuse, do you think we can't tell?"
Fangzheng said, "Amitabha. Patron, you are free to think as you wish. These must be yours, right? Everyone, come over and take a look. Please take your things back."
After Fangzheng said that, he picked up a huge trash basket beside him with a single hand. He released it onto the ground, making a loud thud. The massive strength caused the ground to quake!
When Pancake Face saw Fangzheng's strength, his expression changed slightly. He lacked the guts to continue engaging in a tough exchange with Fangzheng. Then, looking at the items in the large trash basket, his expression turned uglier. He saw his pair of trouser leggings.
The expressions of the rest were not any better. The tattered clothes that had fallen off from their clothes were all in there. How embarrassing.
As for Jing Yan and company, who had been there from the beginning, they finally understood that the wolf was owned by Fangzheng. The reason why the wolf had been released to chase them away was most likely due to the evil monk! Furthermore, on careful thought, the wolf may be fierce, but it had not harmed anyone. All signs pointed to the fact that it was the monk behind all of this.
Jing Yan was even more displeased with Fangzheng as she thought to herself, "Darn cheat, you are indeed shameful!"
Cai Fang shook his head slightly. Although what Fangzheng did wasn't very appropriate, no one was hurt. Moreover, they were the ones that were at fault in the beginning, so they could not say anything much.
Fatty, Monkey, and Wu Changxi were standing on Fangzheng's side, so they naturally did not say a word.
Seeing how no one spoke a word, Fangzheng closed the door and returned to the temple.
Upon entering the temple, Fangzheng heaved a sigh of relief, there was finally silence. It was indeed irritating when there were mosquitoes buzzing around.
While Fangzheng felt better, there were others who were enraged.
"Screech!" a car screeched to a halt beside Dog Song.
"Assh*le, didn't you say Mt. One Finger is in the west? It's clearly in the east. Why did you lie to us?" when the car window was rolled down, Ouyang Fenghua's face peeked out as she cussed angrily.
Dog Song, who was still sweeping the streets, turned back and was immediately amused. He was a scoundrel in the village, to begin with. Although he was not educated, he was unparalleled when it came to acting shamelessly. Dog Song crossed his arms and said with a chuckle, "Lass, you must not be educated, right?"
"You are the one that's not educated! My father is a famous calligraphy expert and my mother is a teacher. The number of books I have read is more than the number of streets that you have swept!" Ouyang Fenghua yelled back.
Dog Song nodded and said, "That I believe. This is the only street I sweep, so I guess you have read two books?"
Ouyang Fenghua was immediately so enraged that her nose nearly turned crooked.
Ouyang Huazai knew that his daughter could not win in a war of words against the villager. He said coldly, "There's no feud between us. Why did you point us in the wrong direction? That's just not right."
Dog Song yawned and said, "Look at yourself, to think that you are a calligraphy expert! You are also illiterate. Didn't your teachers teach the both of you that the Earth is round? If you head west, you will eventually come back to your original spot. There's a traffic jam in the east, so I kindly informed you of a path that's not jammed. Yet, you say this. Sigh... There's no way to communicate with illiterates like you. Hurry up and leave, I still need to sweep the streets. What a lack of culture and yet they do not know it."
Ouyang Huazai and Ouyang Fenghua nearly wanted to beat the f*cker.
Thankfully, Ouyang Fenghua could control his temper. He stepped on the accelerator and left. After all, out of sight, out of mind.