Chapter 54 Meeting the Saint in Wuzhong! Zhu Di returned to Beijing in anger!

Novel Title:Ming Dynasty: My father Yongle, Yongzhenshanhe Time:2024-1-25 / 18:22:02 Author:I heard about ancient times Word Count:7154

Jiming Temple.

Zhu Di was playing chess with Yao Guangxiao, chatting with each other.

Next to the two of them, there was another monk, who was none other than Jianwen Emperor Zhu Yunwen.

Zhu Yunwen had previously agreed to return to Beijing, but he was only willing to be a monk, not an emperor.

So Zhu Di simply threw him into Jiming Temple, living under his nose with the black-clad prime minister Yao Guangxiao.

This embarrassing situation actually made Yao Guangxiao a little dumbfounded.

Fortunately, Zhu Yunwen devoted himself to practicing Zen and worshiping Buddha. He often sat and discussed Taoism with Yao Guangxiao, and the relationship between them eased a lot.

At this moment, a eunuch came to report, ‘Your Majesty, Master Wu Zhong, the censor of Youdu, would like to ask for an interview.’

Zhu Di was startled when he heard this, then his face darkened, he stood up and left immediately.

This censor of Youdu was diligent, agile and calculating, and had been in charge of the Ministry of Industry for more than 20 years. He was a rare and talented official.

When Zhu Di came outside, he saw this honest man with an angry face. When he saw him, he fell to his knees with a thud.

‘Your Majesty, the King of Han, Zhu Gaoxu, has used his power to supervise the country to wreak havoc on party members and eradicate dissidents. Shouldn’t Your Majesty just ignore it?’

Zhu Di ‘???’


Are the parties united and opposed?

Eliminate dissidents?

What did the second child do again?

Zhu Di’s face darkened, ‘Wu Aiqing, please speak slowly. What happened?’

Wuzhong hurriedly recounted what happened this morning, and sternly accused the King of Han of being arbitrary, monopolizing power and harming Zhongliang.

Zhu Di was furious, and his old face suddenly turned serious, frighteningly cold.

What the hell is this second guy doing?

He suddenly led the royal guards to arrest Liu Guan and put him in jail. What was he trying to do?

‘Your Majesty, Mr. Liu is old and frail, how can he withstand the torture of Jin Yiwei!’

‘Old minister, I sincerely request your Majesty to be considerate of your ministers, save Master Liu’s life, and severely punish the King of Han, Your Majesty!’

Wuzhong Lao cried with tears, and then knelt on the ground, waiting for the emperor’s decision.

Zhu Di was so angry that his face was livid, he paced back and forth with his waist in his arms, and finally chuckled twice.

‘As you return to the palace, I want to see what this traitor wants to do?’

Liu Guan’s mansion.

The door was locked and the atmosphere was eerie.

Zhu Gaoxu rode a tall horse and led a team of hard-wearing Tiqi, who came in a mammoth attack.

Seeing that the door of the mansion was closed, and no one answered when the powerful man called the door, Zhu Gaoxu became angry.

‘Go on, open this door for me!’

Even then, several people came forward, ready to break open the mansion door.

However, at this moment, an angry shout suddenly came.

‘Second brother, don’t stop! What kind of monster are you doing!’

Zhu Gaoxu was stunned when he saw the prince rushing over panting, followed by Yang Shiqi, Xia Yuanji and other ministers.

‘Boss, why are you here? Which bastard disturbed the prince?’

‘Hey…’ Big Fatty took a few deep breaths, and then whispered, ‘If I don’t come, you will be in big trouble!’

‘Tell me, you are already in your thirties, why don’t you know the importance? Then Liu Guan is the second-level censor of Zuodu. You took Jin Yiwei to death without any evidence. You What do you want the civil and military officials of the whole court to think? What do you want the old man to think?’

The prince wiped the sweat from his forehead and lowered his voice and said, ‘Second brother, I have to remind you that Wuzhong has already gone to Jiming Temple. The old man may be on his way back. You have time to stop now… ‘

After hearing these words, Zhu Gaoxu not only was not angry, but also felt a warmth in his heart.

At least this prince is not just pretending to be friendly to his brothers, he really thinks about himself.

Seeing that he was worried about this matter, Zhu Gaoxu immediately smiled and comforted him and said, ‘Don’t worry, boss, I am sure of this matter. Even if the old man comes, he can only praise me for doing a good job.’

Seeing his confident look, Zhu Gaochi suddenly felt puzzled.

‘Are you sure? You are sure of the hammer!’

‘As the saying goes, a doctor cannot be punished. So even if Liu Guan embezzles some money, the most he can do is be demoted and fined. What can you do to him?’

Big Fatty doesn’t understand. What kind of thing can Liu Guan do that is worth making such a fuss about?

Apart from corruption, the Crown Prince really can’t think of a second piece of evidence.

But just because of corruption, the second child is not worth making such a fuss about!

‘Second brother, stop it! Stop making trouble! If you really ransack his house, I won’t be able to protect you even if the old man comes back!’

Zhu Gaoxu just smiled and patted the big fat man on the shoulder, and then ordered the Jinyi Guardsman, ‘What are you doing standing still? Break the door!’

Zhu Gaochi became anxious, so angry that the big fat face was filled with anger.

Xia Yuanji, Yang Shiqi and others were also livid. They couldn’t understand why the King of Han suddenly attacked Liu Guan.

Didn’t this reckless man say he was going to make money?

How come you just changed hands and copied someone else’s house?

Isn’t this a brain problem?

There was a loud bang, and the gate of the mansion collapsed.

‘Where are the Jin Yiwei? Fight in!’

‘Anyone who dares to resist will be killed on the spot without mercy!’

Following Zhu Gaoxu’s angry shout, countless elite guards with strong armor rushed in and quickly took control of the situation.

After all, Liu Guan was just a civil servant, and there were only wives, concubines, and servants in the palace. The only ones with fighting ability were the servants who guarded the courtyard.

But in front of the well-trained Jin Yiwei, these guards did not dare to resist, so they had no choice but to surrender.

When the prince saw this scene, he sat down on the ground with a look of regret on his face.

‘Second Brother, Second Brother, you are in big trouble!’

The expressions on the faces of Yang Shiqi and others were wonderful, with both anger and a hint of joy.

Liu Guan is a well-known and honest official in both the government and the public. He is highly respected by the emperor and loved by the people. He is also the censor of Zuodu of the Metropolitan Procuratorate.

King Zhu Gaoxu of the Han Dynasty arrested Liu Guan and tortured him in imperial prison without any evidence. He even led his troops to ransack his home. This was simply wanton and lawless, and he regarded the laws of the Ming Dynasty as nothing.

His actions will only cause courtiers to rush for impeachment and arouse hostility between the government and the public, which is tantamount to digging his own grave.

After offending the civil servants in the court, what else could the King of Han use to seize his direct descendants?

Zhu Gaoxu’s expression remained as usual. Seeing that Jin Yiwei had taken control of the situation, he walked to the Crown Prince and helped him up.

‘Boss, Liu Guan is not only corrupt, he is also extremely corrupt. Because of him, the entire Metropolitan Procuratorate has become a place of filth and evil. Do you think he should die?’

Zhu Gaochi was startled when he heard the words, and for a moment he didn’t know what he meant.

‘Liu Guan took advantage of his change of position to extend the hands of the entire Metropolitan Procuratorate to various state capitals, creating a corruption empire, which resulted in the Metropolitan Procuratorate becoming ineffective and corruption prevalent in the court.’

Big Fatty was shocked and asked in a lowered voice, ‘Boy, are you serious about this?’

If the words of the King of Han are true, then Liu Guan is not as simple as being corrupt. He forms a party for personal gain and disrupts the government, which is enough to confiscate his family and exterminate his family!

Zhu Gaoxu smiled and pursed his lips toward the mansion, ‘Seeing is believing. You’ll know after you go in and take a look.’

Then he looked at Yang Shiqi and others, and said with a smile, ‘Since all the adults are here, how about you go in with me and have a look, how about being a witness?’

At this time, Yang Shiqi and others also wanted to know what kind of medicine the Han prince was selling in his gourd.

What on earth did Liu Guan do that deserved him to mobilize so many troops and risk his own life in court to capture and imprison him?

‘Prince, let’s go, let’s go in and take a look together.’