Chapter 1345 Someone Stopped the Bicycle
Damn! It was just a book. Must it be so expensive?!
However, Xu Shengnan felt depressed that while she spent a bomb and took great pains to reserve volume two of the book to only receive it in two months’ time, her junior was already starting to read the third volume of it. This was unexpected.
If it was in the past, certainly, Xu Shengnan would not understand why Qiao Nan had the third volume in her hands while others did not even have the second volume. However, ever since she visited Qiao Nan at the house of the latter’s in-law, Xu Shengnan was not stupid and could figure out some matters.
Who would have expected that the young lady before her, who looked young and tender as a scallion, was not only married but a mother of three? Most importantly, she was married to a prominent figure that one could only see on the television occasionally.
At the thought that she had become friends with such a character, Xu Shengnan still felt a little dizzy.
She used to feel that she might not even have the chance to meet a prominent figure in the commercial world given her luck. However, it was a fact that she was already associated with some of the prominent figures in the industry. True enough, government officials and enterprises were closely associated.
“Yes, I got it through someone’s help.” This book was certainly very popular. Fortunately, she had many seniors. When it was published in March, her senior had already reserved one book for her. Thereafter, he used the fastest speed to mail it to her.
It was also owing to these seniors that Qiao Nan’s knowledge and horizons did not lose out to that of overseas students although she had not gone abroad to study.
Besides this, Qiao Nan even extended her habit of reading overseas used books. Every year, there were many graduates from every faculty. In overseas countries, they had a good practice in this area. Some textbooks were really expensive and one would be foolish to sell these textbooks cheaply like thrash. Instead, they would classify and handle them as second-hand books.
Qiao Nan was embarrassed to request her senior to do that. Hence, she sought the favor of Tian Dong’s friend in America to ship various batches of books to China.
Qiao Nan had saved a lot of money on the books. However, the costs of overseas shipping and import taxes were much higher than the purchase price of the books.
However, Qiao Nan had no choice as she really needed these books. The costs would not be any less even if one were to buy new books. Unfortunately, the books were only on sale overseas and not locally. It was the exact situation for the third volume in Qiao Nan’s hands currently.
If the book in her hands was not so badly out of stock, she could not even get the first volume, let alone the second volume. Regardless, Qiao Nan’s heart ached at the money spent to buy new books.
One had to know. The money spent on such a book was enough to sustain two months’ of living expenses for a typical family in China.
“Junior Qiao, what about your second volume?” Xu Shengnan swirled her eyes and looked at Qiao Nan in a yearning manner. “Is it convenient to lend it to me? Don’t worry. I promise you that I won’t damage it. I will return it to you in its original condition.”
Qiao Nan pointed the tip of her pen. “Haven’t you already ordered it?”
“Ordering is a separate matter. I will borrow your book to read it first. This book is expensive but there is a reason for it. The book that I ordered cannot be refunded. I will definitely read it again when I receive it. After reading volume one, I am very anxious and interested in the content of volume two.”
“Sure, you know my situation. I’m too busy. Why don’t you come to school and get it from me? Let me know beforehand so that I can bring it with me. Otherwise, come to my house to get it.” Qiao Nan was not petty; she was willing to lend a book that she had finished reading to others.
Xu Shengnan’s eyes lit up. “Sure, I will go to your house to get it. Just nice…” I missed the three little darlings in your house.
Qiao Nan and Xu Shengnan chatted enthusiastically. That male student who wanted to lend the first volume to Qiao Nan earlier took back the book silently, looking depressed and gloomy.
The book in his hands did not have anything to show at all in front of Qiao Nan.
The student was very clear how expensive this book was. He cherished the first volume so much and thought that he was doing Qiao Nan a favor by lending it to her. Who would have expected that she had already finished reading the second volume and were reading the third volume? Unfortunately, the second and third volumes were still a great distance from him.
He knew that Qiao Nan was very formidable but he did not know that Qiao Nan was more formidable than he had imagined. What volume two or three? Obviously, money alone was not enough for someone to get a hold on these books. Qiao Nan herself had a very strong capability.
In front of Qiao Nan, that male student was too embarrassed to ask Xu Shengnan who Qiao Nan exactly was.
One must know that he had never heard from anyone that Qiao Nan had a prominent background although they had been classmates for three years. If he did not remember correctly, Qiao Nan was only an ordinary lady who came from Ping Cheng. Her father was an ordinary salaried worker and her mother was a housewife without a job.
Given such family members, despite wracking his brains, he could not figure out how Qiao Nan had the capability to achieve things that others could not.
Having been given constant blows, the male student sensibly took back his book without the need for Qiao Nan to speak further.
Xu Shengnan only attended one lesson with Qiao Nan before she received a message that the department head had arrived. Xu Shengnan carried her documents to the department head’s office to discuss official matters.
Without her ‘buddy’ disturbing her, after attending her morning classes, Qiao Nan tidied up her books and notes and put them away in her schoolbag. She then held her bicycle that was parked by the roadside and started to ride to the exit of the school. Unexpectedly, after peddling a couple of times, someone stood in her way and held onto the basket in front of the bicycle.
Qiao Nan stepped on the brake with all her might and was thrown forward a little. “This classmate, you…”
Qiao Nan had wanted to ask whether this person knew how to walk properly. Who would collide into the front of the bicycle in this manner? She did not believe that she and her bicycle were so small that they were not visible to others.
If this person was faking an accident to claim compensation, that would be ludicrous. How much compensation could a bicycle owner provide? At most, the rider would suffer a graze and a minor head concussion at most. In short, obviously, this person bumped into her bicycle deliberately. She just did not know what this person was thinking to have used such a drastic method.
Before Qiao Nan could scold, she was stunned when she saw the other party’s face clearly. “Lü Yan?”