Chapter 74 Hobby? This will be a stain on his life!

Novel Title:Ming Dynasty: My father Yongle, Yongzhenshanhe Time:2024-1-25 / 18:25:57 Author:I heard about ancient times Word Count:7197

Jiming Temple.

Zhu Gaoxu knelt down on the ground obediently, not daring to say a word.

Zhu Di sat on the soft couch with an angry look on his face.

‘I heard that you beat Zhanji? Just because he fought with crickets?’

The old man called him here early in the morning, and it was really because of this!

Zhu Gaoxu smiled coquettishly, and explained with a shy face, ‘Dad, you are quite sensitive to information…’

‘Nonsense, the Crown Princess came to me yesterday to cry!’

‘You’re too cruel, you treacherous boy, aren’t you? You broke two of that boy’s ribs, and now he can’t even get out of bed!’

Zhu Di’s eyes widened, he put his hands on his waist and shouted angrily, ‘He is still a child! Isn’t it just a cricket fight? Why did I provoke you? You are such a traitor, do you have to make me angry to death to satisfy you?’

Zhu Gaoxu sneered in his heart after hearing this.

Oh, isn’t it just a cricket fight?

The most bizarre thing about the Ming Dynasty was the emperors of the Lao Zhu family.

The world’s model workers, Zhu Yuanzhang, the war madman Zhu Di, the cricket emperor Zhu Zhanji, eating, drinking and having fun, Zhu Houzhao, the cultivator, the emperor Zhu Houcong, the absentee emperor, Zhu Yijun, the carpenter emperor, Zhu Youxiao, etc. It can be said that all of them have won championships in these fields.

Zhu Gaoxu’s great nephew Zhu Zhanji continued Zhu Gaochi’s benevolent governance philosophy. During his reign, he attached great importance to agriculture, based on peace and love for the people, and implemented the policy of resting with the people, allowing the people to recuperate and recuperate, and productivity was developed, opening up ushered in an era of stability and prosperity.

During his reign, the people lived and worked in peace and contentment, and the economy also achieved unprecedented development. Following the rule of Wenjing and the rule of Zhenguan, there was another prosperous situation after the Kaiyuan Dynasty, which was called the ‘Reign of Renxuan’.

Zhu Zhanji is worthy of being a grandson handed down from generation to generation, and he is indeed a wise king.

But the only thing about this kid that has been criticized by the world is that he has liked fighting crickets since he was a child.

After Zhu Zhanji ascended the throne and proclaimed himself emperor, he immediately asked various places to purchase high-quality crickets and bring them to Beijing. In order to please him, local officials intensified their tasks, which for a time caused a great burden to the people.

A king can have some hobbies, but because of his personal hobbies, he wastes his talents and ruins his family, which is obviously not what a virtuous king does.

He was originally a flawless sage monarch, but because of his cricket fight, he was dubbed the ‘Emperor of Taiping, Emperor of Promoting Weaving’.

Thinking about it, Zhu Gaoxu simply read out Pu Songling’s famous ‘Promoting Weaving’.

‘In the palace, there is still a drama of promoting weaving, and the people are recruited every year. This thing is not produced in the West. There is a Huayin order who wants to seduce the official…’

Zhu Di didn’t understand the reason at first, but as the story progressed, he couldn’t help but listen to it curiously.

This novel has twists and turns, describing the ups and downs of the protagonist’s fate, and the ups and downs of Zhu Di’s heart. In the blink of an eye, he experienced all kinds of life situations, which is really a mixture of emotions.

It wasn’t until the whole story was over that Emperor Yongle said angrily, ‘What a bastard, a little bastard actually cost two lives!’

‘Also, the Huayin County magistrate wanted to please his superiors by offering a cricket. Unexpectedly, the emperor liked it very much and ordered tribute to be paid as usual from then on, which ultimately led to such a tragedy…’

‘And the governor is also a piece of shit who deserves to be killed. In order to cater to the emperor, he actually dares to use the quality of the organization as the criterion for promotion of officials…’

‘And that emperor, because of his personal hobbies, squandered countless national funds, wasted the people’s money, caused public resentment, and even caused the destruction of small families…’

The words stopped abruptly before he finished speaking.

Zhu Di’s expression changed instantly, and then he realized the profound meaning of his second son’s story!

Originally, Zhu Di thought that it was not a big deal that Zhu Zhanji, a good saint, liked to fight crickets.

Crickets are insects that are good at fighting. They will fight with all their strength, and some of the best ones will not retreat even after being seriously injured, which is very heroic.

Therefore, since the Tianbao period of the Tang Dynasty, fighting and weaving has become an entertainment activity among the people and the court, and it has endured for a long time.

Nowadays, many dandy boys enjoy fighting crickets. They even spend a lot of money to get high-quality crickets to weave. They keep them in ivory agate boxes and feed them with yellow millet mud. In a gambling fight, they bet as much as ten thousand taels of silver. .

Compared with these dandy boys, Zhanji is quite well-behaved and sensible.

However, after hearing this story, Zhu Di broke into a cold sweat.

Because the emperor in this story is not Zhan Ji who will ascend the throne and become emperor in the future?

I can’t say that there is no connection, I can only say that they are exactly the same!

After this kid ascends the throne and becomes emperor, will he also waste countless national funds and order local government offices to pay tribute to high-quality crickets, which will eventually cause the people to waste money and cause resentment among the people?

For a moment, Zhu Di’s face turned extremely ugly.

After Zhu Gaoxu finished telling the story, he never spoke again.

If Zhu Di couldn’t hear this, then he was not Emperor Yongle!

After a long time, Zhu Di took a deep breath and said in a deep voice, ‘Lao Er, the emperor in your story is talking about Zhan Ji in the future?’

‘Dad, just listen to it. Since Zhanji wants to be emperor, he must pay a price. At least he must give up his personal hobby of fighting crickets!’

Zhu Gaoxu sighed and said, ‘He cannot be contaminated by the evil deeds of all the dandy boys. This is the helplessness of being an emperor. Otherwise, a humble hobby will stir up resentment among the people and make everyone angry!’

‘If you want to wear a crown, you must bear its weight!’

After hearing this, Zhu Di’s expression froze and he was speechless for a long time.

This was indeed something he had never thought about.

‘If you want to wear a crown, you must bear its weight?’

‘Second brother, you have really grown up. Dad is very pleased.’

Zhu Di sighed sadly, then smiled bitterly and said, ‘Dad was negligent. I will immediately issue an order to Zhan Ji. If he dares to touch the cricket again, I will break his legs!’

‘Dad, this is not enough. Zhan Ji is a descendant who has been handed down from generation to generation. He can be prosperous for three generations of the Ming Dynasty. You must do your best to cultivate him.’

In Zhu Di’s stunned eyes, Zhu Gaoxu gave some advice.

‘This kid Zhanji learned how to govern the country from his father, but after all, he is still young and has a wild temper. He needs to be polished and experienced in the army.’

After hearing this, Zhu Di’s face changed slightly, and he glanced at his second son suspiciously.

He wants to throw Zhanji into the army to gain experience. Is it really for Zhanji’s benefit, or does he have other small motives?

After all, the army is unusual. The swords have no eyes. If you are not careful, you may die!

‘Dad, you can select generals who are similar in age to my eldest nephew and form a young army for him to train my eldest nephew’s military abilities.’

‘Our old Zhu family is going to conquer the world immediately. Even if my eldest nephew is not as good at fighting as us, he cannot be ignorant of military matters.’

After Zhu Di heard this, his heart immediately returned to his stomach, and he felt a little ashamed.

This second child is really thinking about Zhanji!

‘It’s a good idea to form Taisun’s Young Army. Once dad knows about it, he will issue an order immediately.’

‘Boy, thank you for your hard work.’

Zhu Gaoxu smiled and nodded, then stood up and left.

Zhu Di opened his mouth and wanted to say something, but remained silent.

The more mature and sensible this son becomes, the more guilt he feels in his heart.

With a long sigh, Zhu Di wrote down the article ‘Promoting Weaving’ and ordered it to be sent to the Prince’s Mansion in the East Palace.