Gu Zitang grabbed Gu Nuoers small hand and ran all the way to the cold palace.
Because of the snow, the cold palace looked even more desolate.
In Gu Zitangs eyes, even the broken windows that usually looked very ordinary looked like the eyes of a ghost or monster that was staring at them.
Gu Zitang skillfully dug out the box containing the silver.
The moment he opened it, there were only four to five pieces of silver left!
At least a dozen pieces of silver worth 50 taels had disappeared!
The childs eyes widened.
“Wow, theres so much fewer now.
Nuonuo only took one or two of them.”
“What So youve taken some before!” Gu Zitang was shocked, but he quickly reacted.
“This is supposed to be the treasure trove between Brother and yourself.
“It doesnt matter if Nuoer takes a little.
But other than what you took, there is still some silver that had gone missing! Nuoer, have you ever told anyone about this place or brought anyone here before”
Gu Nuoer scratched her chin with her small hand and pondered for a moment.
“Uh, Elder Brother Siming accompanied me here last time.”
Gu Zitang was shocked.
“Could it be that he came to steal the silver!”
A puzzled expression appeared on the childs face.
“But Elder Brother Siming doesnt usually enter the palace.
When he does so occasionally, its just to accompany me.
“Could it be that he climbed over the wall in the middle of the night and specially came to the cold palace to steal our money”
After hearing his sisters words, Gu Zitang also felt that it didnt sound too plausible.
He had seen Ye Siming before.
The arrogant youth who didnt even bother to look at him.
If it wasnt stolen, that meant that…
Gu Zitang bit his lip and concluded, “Theres a ghost! There must be a ghost! I previously heard from the eunuchs in the palace that there is often a strange white shadow in the cold palace.
“Not only does it float around, but it also makes a terrifying commotion, as if its chewing on human bones!”
After saying that, he pretended to be deep in thought.
“Looks like I have to spend a lot of money to find a Daoist priest.
Its fine to scare me, but if you steal my money, Ill get it to spit out even its bones!”
Gu Nuoer sniffed.
She didnt smell any bad ghosts around.
She raised her hand and was about to comfort her second brother.
Unexpectedly, from the corner of her eye, the child suddenly saw a black human head at the broken window behind them.
It was motionless.
Gu Nuoer tilted her head, her eyes filled with curiosity.
“Second Brother, is that a human head”
Gu Zitang was awakened by her words and froze from head to toe.
His teeth chattered as he turned around and looked in the direction his sister was pointing.
A black head with hair fluttering in the wind was indeed “placed” on the window.
After a long silence, Gu Zitang was the first to scream.
He picked up Gu Nuoer and ran without any explanation.
“Theres a ghost.
Gu Nuoers small body was in her brothers arms and she was confused.
When Gu Zitang heard his sisters soft voice, for the first time, he felt a determination called courage.
“Dont worry, Nuoer.
Brother will definitely protect you well!”
“Thats not it, Second Brother.
You ran the opposite way! Weve entered into the depths of the cold palace!”
Gu Zitang suddenly stopped in his tracks, sending up snow and dust.
He looked around in horror.
There was a dilapidated palace, a swing that had been in disrepair for a long time, and a water jar that had not been used for a long time under the corridor.
It was already covered in moss.
When he was young, he did not like to study, so Consort Yi had always scared him by saying that she was going to send him to the cold palace.
This terrifying trauma once again crept into Gu Zitangs heart!