Chapter 4: Creating commodities
“Waiting for donations, doesn’t cut it. We need to make something that sells.”
“I approve! While still having money, you are already taking measures. As expected of master!”
“I approve too. I agree with Masatsuga-sama, relying solely on donations which are unstable is bad for management!”
“I see, I thought about it. Things that wouldn’t cost a lot, and which wouldn’t take a lot of money to be made. How about these?”
I show them a list of what I wrote. It might be easier to explain with a picture, I think. Those are picture books, puzzles, chess, shogi, menko cards, koma, kite, japanese fan, which are in the list.
“So many of them!?”
“With all of these ideas, we’ll amass a fortune!?”
“Actually there are a lot more with almost no cost, but for now it’s these.”
At my words both of the little girls became surprised.
“All of this is too amazing. It might be normal from the world master has come, but in this world these will be really popular. Even if there was a person with the same circumstances just like master, I wouldn’t go with them!”
“You’re exaggerating. It’s nothing really. Now, let’s see how we can make them into reality?”
But, despite saying that the two of them were looking at me with sparkling eyes.
Sigh, it’s really not a big deal as they make out of it.
“Let’s make them fast.”
At my urging they turned over and apologized to me
“Now, first is the picture book, basically it’s stories with pictures. So that children can read and understand what’s happening through pictures.”
“For certain there are alot of children who can’t read characters. By reading the characters out loud to them, then even the children can learn them. This is revolutionary! I think even nobles will buy!”
Lucia said that
“This will definitely sell! As expected of Masatsugu-sama!”
It seems Elin also approves it.
But I was shaking my head.
“I don’t things will go so smoothly. The problem is the paper, can we even get it in this country?”
“Ah, that’s right. Paper is expensive here. I don’t think it’s something we can obtain nor the common people.”
“Unfortunately we have to let it. It was a magnificent idea.”
“Oi, why are you giving up at this stage. If we don’t have it, we’ll make it.”
At my words, both of the girls stared me vacantly.
“Such a thing, can we even make it by ourselves?”
To Lucia’s words, I replied
“Well it’s a primitive method, but it’s not impossible.”
“Amazing, I didn’t think you can make paper…”
“I wasn’t able to think of such a method. As expected of Masatsugu-sama!”
“It’s no big deal. Now let’s prepare, we’ll postpone the other ideas.”
To make paper we set out to the garden. The garden in the backyard is pretty wide, all kinds of weed has grown there.
“First let’s try out with this plant.”
When I found an suitable plant I cut it at the stem.
“Amazing, you are going to make paper from an ordinary plant?”
That is my reply to Lucia’s words.
“To think that you could make paper of that!”
Elin raised her voice in surprise.
“Just cut the grass thinly and cross then put weight on them. In my hometown this is the best primitive method to make paper. A method that is becoming obsolete, but if you have no funds then you can make it. I don’t know if this plant is suitable but I’ll keep testing with others aswell.”
“Haa, it’s amazing too much. Certainly, in this world people tan the animals skins for it. It takes a lot of effort and it’s limited.”
I nodded to Lucia’s words.
“That was parchment, right? Depending on the number of sheep and above all it’s too much time consuming. It’s not a very wise method, the one I am doing is even more primitive.”
Elin was nodding her head to my words.
“It’s as you said. Nevertheless, making paper out of plant’s stem. It’s truly revolutionary! If everybody could imitate Masatsugu-sama would be good…”
“It’s not that big of a deal. Now, come help me with it because me alone is not enough.”
And like this we thinly cut the dozen plant’s stalks into strips.
“Now to put stones on them for a little bit. Hm? It looks like somebody is at the entrance. I’ll go see who it is, you guys finish the rest. I wonder who it is, oh isn’t that my classmate Torita?”
I had a bad feeling about this.
He was Miyamoto’s lackey, one who harrassed the weak, a very horrible person. He also fairly harrassed me aswell. Swinging violence left and right, extorting money, and making me a laughinstock in public. There were times when I wanted to die aswell.
“But, something is wrong? The arms and legs are bent weirdly, and his pose is unsteady.”
I leaned my head as I approaching Torita.
“If it isn’t Torita, what happened to you? Your legs and arms are bent wrong, there’s blood coming from your body here and there, are you okay? Your ears and nose are torn aswell. Haha, your hair on the right side of the head is completely gone, it’s quite a novel-like hairstyle. Hahaha, did you come to make me laugh? Hahahaha! I cannot contain it anymore, somehow you remind me of an monster!”
“Y-you, think thiis is funny?!”
“Uwaa, so you had few teeth left aswell. No wonder, I could barely understand what you are saying. Are you really not a monster?”
“You, haaha, huu”
“Blood is flying around, don’t get the orphanage dirty, you idiot!”
As I was saying, all of a sudden a chair flew from nowhere and hit Torita in the groin. It sounded like two jewels were crushed but I’m going to pretend I never heard it.
“Ugiiiiiii” He fainted with a sound not resembling a human being at all.
“I thought he was scum, but in the end he wasn’t even human. Trash should go in the trashcan, but now what should I do with him?”
After that I thought about how to clean all this up
It was a very ear-piercing shriek.
“Hm, it was a woman. Who are you? You were behind him, I didn’t notice you.”
“Hi, hii, you asked who I was? I am this town’s brothel No. 1 and the one who bought Torita. I followed through because Torita said he’ll show me an interesting sight, but what’s this! It’s not you who’s suffering but Torita is.”
She was shouting hysterically.
But I was surprised at her words.
“Eh!? Seriously? Someone like you is No.1, it has to be a joke. That brothel has to have low standards.”
“Whaddya say!? It’s the best brothel in the town! In otherwords there is nobody more beautiful than me in this town.”
“Ehm, I became worried when I saw a chair fly all of a sudden so I came to see you.”
The one who said that was Lucia who came from the backyard.
Long chestnut colour hair and with red eyes that had a mysterious ambiance. Her cute ears on her head were hanging down, I see she was worried about me. The characteristics of beastman could be clearly felt, such an imbalance of attractive appearance could only be created as miracle of nature.
The screech of that No. 1 prostitute reached my ears.
“Masatsugu-sama, who is that came?”
While saying that, Elin appeared. A peerless beautiful girl with a blonde hair that extended over her back, which would glimmer when it takes the sunlight and pale skin. An appearance to the point where it could be said that god made her.
“I look at Lucia and Elin constantly. When I compare you to them you are no different than a normal person? It is it a level I wouldn’t buy you even if you asked. So can you take that trash and return with him to where you came from? As both of you have funny faces, be on good terms.”
“Gugugugu, to turn me the No. 1 down… I’ll report this to the owner! You used violence against Torita-sama! Then you and those little girls will suffer! You’ll get a taste of hell on earth.”
“Ah, it would be better to stop. My skill “Protect (Improved)” is a passive skill, perhaps that’s what happened to Torita.”
“I cannot make sense of what you are saying… Eeh!?! Kyaaa”
The prostitute screamed suddenly.
A group of bees were rushing towards us. Ofcourse, their target was her.
“Hii! Not the face please!”
The woman’s face began to swell up badly. At the start it was normal but now it was like avant-garde art.
“Oi, go back with that trash there. Whatsoever, if you report about me, you’ll be met more with unfortunate events.”
“I understand, really! I understand that’s why pwese shtop it!”
Her face had swelled up, and her appearance became horrible. Her being the No.1 in the brothel is no longer possible. By holding Torita she went back to it. If you think you can threaten me with violence and stay still, then you’re wrong.
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