Chapter 16 Arranging an assassination? I’m good at this!

Novel Title:Ming Dynasty: My father Yongle, Yongzhenshanhe Time:2024-1-25 / 0:30:02 Author:I heard about ancient times Word Count:6984

After a long time, Zhu Di looked at Zhu Gaosui and asked with a fierce look, ‘What did this beast just say?’

Zhu Gaosui was stunned and immediately lowered his head.

The second child is crazy, but he is not crazy.

He called himself ‘Lao Tzu’ in front of the old man and scolded him for ‘what kind of virtue’!

This must be crazy!

Zhu Gaosui lowered his head and cursed Zhu Gaojiu in his heart.

‘Go, go get that beast!’

Zhu Di shouted angrily, and Prince Zhao breathed a sigh of relief and chased him out on the ground.

Zhu Gaoxu had not gone far at this moment. He knew that Zhu Di would definitely order someone to find him.

To Zhu Di, Jingnan’s orphans were nothing more than a bunch of clowns.

How can a group of mice hiding in the gutter be worthy of a second glance from a dragon soaring in the sky?

The only thing he really cares about is Emperor Jianwen.

Jianwen’s whereabouts are unknown, and Jingnan’s orphan has been assassinated many times. This has become Zhu Di’s biggest worry.

As long as Emperor Jianwen is successfully dealt with, the remaining Jingnan orphans will not be that important.

As expected, the third child, Zhu Gaosui, quickly chased after him.

Seeing that Zhu Gaojiu still had a smile on his face, Zhu Gaojiu immediately became angry and cursed angrily, ‘Boy, are you crazy? How dare you talk to the old man like that?’

Zhu Gaoxu didn’t answer, but looked at him with a half-smile, ‘Third brother, did you tell the secret?’

Zhu Gaosui was stunned, his eyes were a little dodgey, and he didn’t dare to look directly at the former.

‘I…I did it for your own good…’


Zhu Gaoxu sneered, turned around and walked towards the main hall.

This Zhu Gaosui is the one who hides his ambition the most.

On the surface, they appear to be members of the Hanwang Party, but in fact they secretly have their own agenda and often make small moves.

Zhu Gaoxu walked into the hall again, only to see Zhu Di sitting back on the soft couch and looking at him with a livid face.

‘Okay, now that my wings are strong, I dare to challenge your father. Why don’t you go to a vassal? Go to Fengyang to retire!’

Zhu Di glared and cursed, but Zhu Gaoxu did not refute.

The father and son stared at each other for a long time. In the end, Zhu Di was defeated and said in a cold voice, ‘Tell me, what’s your plan?’

‘Jing Qing’s daughter is named Sun Ruowei. Dad, as long as you issue a decree to pardon her, it will be a signal. Those orphans who are in trouble will naturally see hope.’

Seeing Zhu Di’s eyes widen again, Zhu Gaoxu said hurriedly, ‘Dad, my son knows that you can’t get over this hurdle, so he is planning to arrange a fake assassination at the Banquet of All Nations. My son can guarantee that this girl will definitely sacrifice her life to save her!’

Zhu Di was stunned and didn’t react for a while.

Banquet of all nations?

Fake assassination?

A rebel thief still sacrifices his life to save someone?

Are you lying here to cheat?

Pulling his beard and thinking for a moment, Zhu Di said coldly, ‘How can you guarantee that Sun Ruowei will sacrifice her life to save her?’

‘My son doesn’t dare to vouch for this, but I’m at least 99% sure. Besides, the third child and I are here, so you won’t really get hurt, dad.’

After hearing his explanation, Zhu Di was still dissatisfied.

‘Can a female rebel be trusted?’

Zhu Gaoxu suddenly smiled evilly and said, ‘Dad, that is not a female rebel, but your future grandson-in-law.’

Zhu Di was stunned, ‘You mean Zhan He and this female rebel are… ridiculous!’

‘Second brother, aren’t you worried about Zhan He’s safety?’

Zhu Di scrutinized Zhu Gaoxu with squinted eyes, and his face gradually became gloomy.

Yes, he asked the second child to track down Jianwen’s whereabouts.

But this doesn’t mean that he can tolerate his second son using his own son as bait in order to track down Jianwen’s whereabouts.

Zhu Di would never tolerate such a son who would do anything to achieve his goals.

Zhu Gaoxu shrugged nonchalantly and said with a smile, ‘Zhanhe and the beautiful woman are traveling to Yingtian hand in hand. What could happen?’

‘And secretly, not only are the Jin Yi guards following and protecting us, but there are also experts from the Five Cities Military and Horse Division following us. Dad, don’t worry!’

After hearing this, Zhu Di nodded, his heart resting in his stomach.

‘After the Banquet of All Nations, Dad can pardon Sun Ruowei in the name of his meritorious service. This is just a show to those Jingnan orphans, letting them see the hope of being pardoned, and then use Sun Ruowei as a contact person to tell them that we Chips given.”

At this point, Zhu Di also understood.

‘The bargaining chip is to pardon the 30,000 orphans of Nuer Gandusi, right?’

Zhu Gaoxu nodded, ‘Jianwen prides himself on being benevolent, and there is a high probability that he will come. If he doesn’t come, then these Jingnan orphans will feel cold and will no longer work for him, and the rebels will defeat themselves.’

‘No matter what decision Jianwen makes, it will not be harmful to us.’

Not bad!

Zhu Di nodded secretly, quite satisfied with his second son’s plan.

But when he thought that the second brother could come up with such a plan, he suddenly felt a little surprised.

Could it be that the son really had a head injury that day and suddenly became enlightened?

‘This is a good plan, but the General Assembly of All Nations was assassinated, which made the envoys laugh. Where is the majesty of our Ming Dynasty?’

Zhu Gaoxu smiled nonchalantly, ‘The majesty of a country is never provided by other countries, but is created by oneself.’

‘Dad, do you really think that those overseas envoys are sincerely surrendering to the Ming Dynasty, so they come here to pay tribute?’

Zhu Di was startled. He really hadn’t thought about this problem.

‘The reason why they come to pay tribute is because it is profitable. The silk, tea, porcelain and other specialties of our Ming Dynasty are hard currencies in demand overseas. If they come to pay tribute to our Ming Dynasty once, they will resell them after going overseas, and the huge profits they will get are comparable to Those small overseas countries pay taxes every year.”

‘These small overseas countries are just here for profit. They have no loyalty to our Ming Dynasty, and they don’t even have awe.’

Zhu Di was shocked when he heard this, a little unbelievable.

‘Boy, are you serious about this? Are there really such huge profits at sea?’

Seeing this, Zhu Gaoxu could only smile bitterly and said, ‘Father, when Zheng He comes back, you can ask him personally. There are countless wealth at sea. Just relying on overseas trade is enough to fill the national treasury. How can one be so poor?’

When Zhu Di heard this, he stood up suddenly and was so excited that he couldn’t stop pacing back and forth.

Obviously, Emperor Yongle was moved.

If the national treasury is full and the money and food are sufficient, why would he bother to look at the faces of the civil servants in the cabinet all day long?

If I want to go to war, I can go to war, if I want to move the capital, I can move the capital, if I want to build a canal, I can build a canal, how can I still be hampered by all kinds of constraints from the civil servants?

If he has enough money and food, Zhu Di is confident that he will create an eternal world!

Zhu Gaoxu smiled knowingly when he saw this, but returned to the previous topic.

‘As for whether those envoys from all nations will see the joke, the worst they can do is use thunderous means to pick out one or two typical examples and suppress them. This will actually make them awe of our Ming Dynasty.’

‘Relying on interests to win over vassal states will not last long. Only by crushing them with absolute strength and suppressing them with absolute force can they be honest and have awe of the Ming Dynasty!’

Zhu Di nodded slightly, agreeing with this and completely relieved.

This is a good strategy that kills three birds with one stone. If it goes smoothly, it will not only successfully solve the problem of Jingnan’s orphans and Emperor Jianwen, but also deter the neighboring vassal states around the Ming Dynasty. Zhu Di has no reason not to agree.

‘In this case, I will leave it to you to prepare for the banquet of all nations.’

‘Second brother, your eldest brother is in poor health, don’t let dad down!’

Zhu Gaoxu ‘???’

Your uncle…

‘Don’t worry, Dad, I’m skilled at arranging assassinations!’

Zhu Di ‘???’

You bastard, you’re disgusting, aren’t you?