The Lady in Butcher’s House 玉面桃花总相逢 Episode 1 Recap
The Yunlai Town, a water town in the south of the Yangtze River, has been weathered for a long time, and it is prosperous and not declining. A river runs through the north and south, with shops on both sides, and Liuyedu on the east side. There are various cargo ships and flat boats moored on the shore at dawn and dusk, and you can occasionally see them. The shadow of the official ship passed by without stopping.
It is said that seven years ago, a boy named Xu Qingjia first landed here. He asked people about the Hu family pork shop along the river bank, and bought a pair of cloth shoes that fit his feet on the way. At this time, it was noon, and there were not many customers who came to buy meat. Mrs. Wei, the wife of the Hu family, found that the local bullies were charging protection fees, so she was scared to put away the copper coins in a hurry.
On the other hand, the little sister-in-law Hu Jiao did not change her face, and chopped the minced meat with slashes. Even though she was a female class, she was young, but she had already mastered the knife skills. The bully couldn’t ask for the protection fee, and when Hu Jiao raised his sword and fell, he saw that his face changed greatly, and he left with his subordinates without a word.
Not long after the bully left here, Xu Qingjia had come to the pork shop. He first bowed to Hu Jiao, and then calmly reported his name, indicating the marriage contract between the two. Hu Jiao naturally despised the other party. She was not tall and thin. Before she could start to chase him away, her elder brother Hu Houfu came from a distance and recognized Xu Qingjia at a glance.
As his name suggests, Xu Qingjia is really gentle and elegant. He was born in a scholarly family since childhood. After several generations of scholars, it was Xu’s father’s turn to enter the official career. In their early years, they studied in private schools. Father Xu and Father Hu were classmates and close friends. Because of their similar personalities, they settled on a baby relationship between the two families.
Later, Father Hu repeatedly failed, feeling that he was not a material for reading, so he simply resumed his ancestral business and handed over the four pork shops to a wise wife. The Xu family passed away one after another, and before dying, they told their son to go to the Yunlai Hu family, and they became today’s husband-in-law.
The real reason why Hu Jiao didn’t like Xu Qingjia was that she knew very well what was worthless and a scholar. It was because her father was too weak and incompetent that her mother had to do everything by herself, and eventually ended up overworked. But Xu Qingjia was completely ignorant of the truth, and promised that he would never let Hu Jiao discuss life on the chopping board when he was admitted to fame in the future, and this promise was seven years.
For the past seven years, Xu Qingjia has lived in Hu’s house, and even if he just came back for a visit during the holidays, it was enough to develop a relationship with Hu Jiao. Perhaps the way Hu Jiao and Xu Qingjia met for the first time was too peculiar, so they got along very poorly afterwards.
There were a few difficult guests from the pork shop that day, and the leader was the original bully, and now he mustered up the courage to seek revenge. However, just as the bully was about to launch an attack, how could someone suddenly come to announce the good news, only to see Xu Qingjia walking towards here, wearing a red robe and riding a high horse, surrounded by everyone.
At the same time, Hu Houfu was dragging a wooden cart with pork, and he met Mr. Luo on the road and sold it to him at a low price. However, Mr. Luo had a vicious mouth and a bad heart, and did not take Hu Houfu in his eyes at all, and even said some humiliating words in front of him, making Hu Houfu turn against him.
Just as Hu Houfu was walking back, nearby villagers and neighbors came to congratulate him, but Hu Jiao was angry that he had not heard from him for so many years, which made herself and her father and brother humiliated, so she rushed up and beat Xu Qingjia violently. Even though Xu Qingjia had achieved fame, Hu Jiao still looked down on her, and she had never been honored by the Hu family and Xu family being close relatives. Instead, she had the idea of breaking the marriage.
Xu Qingjia took the initiative to come to the door to apologize to Hu’s father, and at the same time stated that when he left Yunlai to go to Beijing to take the exam, he had a hard life. He also wrote a letter and sent it to Hu’s family, but for some reason it was not delivered. After that, there was no extra trouble. I wrote a letter, but the news was cut off in desperation, and since then did I dare to go home after the exam.
These words have already made it clear about the future, and the brother and sister-in-law next to her are moved with compassion, but Hu Jiao has made up her mind to end the marriage contract between the two families. Originally, Father Hu felt that his daughter was not worthy of Xu Qingjia, and just had an idea, but unexpectedly Xu Qingjia leaned over and whispered in Father Hu’s ear, causing him to change his attitude immediately.
Hu Jiao ran away from home in a fit of anger, went to her close friend Lin Cui to complain, and bluntly said that the man she wanted to marry was Brother Aniu. A Niu is Lin Cui’s brother. He lives up to his name and is as strong as a bully. He went to the escort to deliver goods because of his strong fisting skills. His muscles are very scary.
So she wanted to be A Niu’s wife, but she didn’t know that Lin Cui was shocked by her aesthetics, and even thought that Xu Qingjia was a hundred thousand times better than her brother. Hu Jiao had a plan temporarily, and tied Xu Qingjia to the woods the next day, threatening him to break off the marriage with Hu’s father, but accidentally lost Xu Qingjia’s silver hairpin.
At the later reception banquet, the Hu family entertained the neighbors and tried their best to show their hospitality, but Xu Qingjia always had a poor appetite. Hu Jiao suddenly appeared at the seat, and before she was seated, she asked the neighbors to be her witnesses to see if Xu Qingjia was fit to be the uncle of the Hu family.