The old lady did not rush to punch Thomas. Instead, she whispered, “I used to misunderstand you. You didn’t criticize me and did all you could to cure my son of the snake venom. You even cured my son’s asthma that had troubled him for many years. I’ll remember your kindness…”
“Mistakes can only be made once. You mustn’t make the same mistake twice. Mr. Mayo, I’ll hand my old life over to you!”
Thomas was stunned. He did not understand what the old lady meant.
The old lady turned around, pointed at the crowd, who was making a fuss, and growled loudly. “Mr. Mayo just saved your family members’ lives, yet you ungrateful people are repaying his kindness with animosity at the next second! Are you human beings? Good for nothing! All of you are good for nothing!”
As she spoke, she took out a knife from her coat and swung it with great force.
“Although I’m old and my movements are no longer agile, I still have my conscience. I know what it means to repay kindness with kindness! Today, I’ll protect Mr. Mayo’s life!”
“I’ll risk my life to fight whoever dares to hurt Mr. Mayo! Even if I have to die, I’ll drag a few of you with me! You’re a group of ignorant bastards! F*ck you!”
Her words were really vulgar. But her sincerity undoubtedly reached Thomas’ heart.
That was what people meant by “Virtue was its own reward”.
However, one should not expect rewards when doing good deeds.
When a person always befriended others, he would be safe even when he encountered danger, and people would always step up to help him!
The old lady used to hate Thomas very much, yet she could hold a knife and stand in front of Thomas at that moment. It was Thomas’ reward for the good deeds he had done.
This time, the others started to feel embarrassed.
Were they still going to punch Thomas?
If they did not punch him, they could not turn the other cheek, if they insisted on punching Thomas, the old lady might die.
“Old lady, you can be silly, but do you want us to act silly like you? So what if Thomas Mayo saved our families? He was supposed to do that! His teacher created the two-headed snakes!” someone yelled unhappily.
As soon as he spoke, the old lady scolded him. “You rascal, come up here and talk! Get over here!”
The man was clearly timid, and he did not reply.
The old lady said, “Did you know that the two-headed snakes were created by Mr. Mayo’s teacher? Does it have anything to do with Mr. Mayo? Even if he’s atoning for his teacher, he doesn’t deserve to die, does he?”
“Besides, do they really have to atone for anything even though they created the two-headed snakes? Mr. Mayo and Mr. Porter didn’t release the snakes to harm people!”
“Based on your logic, if I kill you with this knife, you should blame the bladesmith who made the knife, not the murderer who killed you with the knife?”
What she said really made sense. She was right.
Why should Thomas and Abner shoulder all responsibility?
They had created the two-headed snakes, but they were not the true culprits!
Even if they had made a mistake, they were not the main offenders.
The real culprit was hiding behind the scenes and watching the show, while Thomas and Abner, who had kindly saved people’s lives, were being criticized.
What kind of righteousness was this?
Would anyone have the courage to save others in the future?
The old lady resumed speaking. “Think about it. If Mr. Mayo dies and you’re bitten by the venomous snakes again or the venom in your body recurs, what will happen to you? Do all of you want to wait for death at home? You’re a real group of idiots!”
Every word from the old lady’s mouth was accurate and precise. She made an amazing argument!
This time, many people were moved.
They had calmed down a lot following their initial urge. Whether they realized that their actions were wrong, or they were worried that nobody could cure the venom in the future, they did not want to kill Thomas anymore.
On the top floor in the distance, Dragon Claw became unhappy when he saw the situation.
“Wow! Did an old lady just help Thomas resolve the crisis with a few sentences?”