Chapter 431 - 431 Refuse Any Form of Moral Kidnapping!
431 Refuse Any Form of Moral Kidnapping!
The moment the wooden box was opened, everyone present held their breaths.
Their eyes were focused on the wooden box, wanting to see what was inside.
However, the item inside the wooden box was wrapped in yellow silk, so they couldn’t see what it was.
Cao Xinrui immediately took out a pair of white gloves from her pocket.
After putting it on, she carefully took out the thing wrapped in yellow silk.
Then, she peeled off the yellow silk layer by layer.
Everyone’s hearts were also on tenterhooks.
Until the last layer was removed, revealing the true appearance inside…
It was actually a jade seal.
The jade seal was about the size of a teacup.
It was square in shape, with dragon-shaped embossed carved around it.
The carvings were very exquisite.
However, the quality of the jade was not too good.
There were also many pieces of uncut jade skin on it.
Ye Feng, Chen Qiushan, Cao Xinrui, and the rest were all people who had high attainments in antiques and jade.
When they saw the jade seal, they all frowned.
Logically speaking, when the imperial family made jade seals, they would usually choose high-quality jade materials.
However, this jade seal had a rough quality and looked very bad.
This shouldn’t be!
Could it be a fake?
Cao Xinrui flipped the jade seal over.
When she saw the words carved on it, her eyes widened.
Ye Feng and Chen Qiushan stood a little further away, they could not see the words clearly.
“Teacher Cao, what is engraved on it?”
Cao Xinrui looked at the two of them in a daze… “Divine Emperor…”
When she said these words, her voice was trembling.
“The Divine Emperor? Who is it?”
Ye Feng was dumbfounded.
Chen Qiushan immediately looked at him with disdain. “Your history class was taught by a physical education teacher, right? The Divine Emperor is Wu Zetian…”
Halfway through his explanation, he suddenly reacted.
“What is it? Wu Zetian?”
He rushed over in disbelief and snatched the jade seal.
When he saw the words on it, his hand trembled and almost fell to the ground.
Cao Xinrui was shocked.
If this was really Wu Zetian’s jade seal, then its value was immeasurable.
If it broke just like that, it would be a sin.
And Ye Feng was only slightly surprised.
He quickly calmed down.
He was already indifferent to these antiques.
He didn’t think it was anything special.
Besides, he still had King Xiang’s treasure map.
What was there to be surprised about a mere jade seal of Wu Zetian?
Chen Qiushan, Cao Xinrui, and the others felt extremely uncomfortable when they saw this.
Why did it seem like they had never seen the world?
“Teacher Cao, is this jade seal authentic?”
When Chen Qiushan faced Cao Xinrui, his attitude was extremely respectful.
He asked in the tone of a student.
Cao Xinrui held the jade seal and looked at it for a long time before finally nodding to confirm, “It is indeed Wu Zetian’s jade seal!”
Chen Qiushan was overjoyed. He turned around and grabbed Ye Feng’s arm.
“Brother Ye, leave this jade seal to our Sotheby’s South Guangdong branch for auction. I believe it will definitely break the record.”
“How much do you think you can sell it for?” Lin Qianqian asked hurriedly.
Chen Qiushan was a little excited. “Such a historical treasure is priceless. I estimate that it’s worth at least 1 billion!”
His voice was trembling.
It had been a long time since he had seen a treasure that made him so excited.
When Kong Xianghui, Lin Qianqian, and the others heard his words, they were all dumbfounded.
More than 1 billion?
Wasn’t this too exaggerated?
A small jade seal could actually be sold for 1 billion?
However, on second thought, this was Wu Zetian’s seal.
She was the only female emperor in the history of China.
How significant was its historical significance?
They immediately felt relieved.
They could not help but exclaim at Ye Feng in their hearts.
This guy casually made a move and it was a big deal worth 1 billion.
It was really enviable.
At this moment, a discordant voice sounded.
“Student Ye, I think such a precious cultural relic should be handed over to the country.”
Cao Xinrui looked at Ye Feng sincerely.
Ye Feng touched his nose. “If I hand it over to the country, what benefits can I get?”
Cao Xinrui frowned.
She had always been indifferent to fame and fortune and hated people who talked about benefits.
However, she had no choice but to hold it in for the time being.
“The country should give you a certain amount of cash reward. Although it won’t be much, it’s still a symbolic meaning. At the same time, you will be issued a certificate…”
When everyone heard her words, they suppressed the smiles on their faces.
Asking him to give up a treasure worth 1 billion in exchange for a certificate?
This Teacher Cao was really naïve and cute.
Ye Feng did not smile.
He just looked at Cao Xinrui seriously. “How about this? Let Brother Chen auction it first. If no one buys it, I’ll consider handing it over to the country.”
He was only giving Cao Xinrui face.
After all, the other party was introduced by Chen Qiushan.
She even helped him open the mechanism box.
He still had to give her some face.
As for the nonsense about no one buying it and handing it over to the country…
It was just a casual remark.
How could no one buy such a peerless treasure?
As soon as it appeared, it would probably be fought over by people, right?
Cao Xinrui knew that he was just trying to brush her off, but she was still a little unwilling.
“Student Ye, I think that as a student who has received higher education, you should put the overall situation first…”
Ye Feng did not wait for her to finish speaking and immediately interrupted her.
“Teacher Cao, this is considered moral kidnapping. As a citizen, it is my duty to pay taxes legally. Other than that, you have no right to criticize.”
“You’re willing to selflessly contribute and generate electricity for love. I admire your great personality. However, I personally refuse any form of moral kidnapping!”
Cao Xinrui was at a loss for words as she faced his powerful aura.