Xyla Quest wanted to win the silver censer and give it to a person.
“This item is known as the Silver Censer with Openwork Design of Grapes and Flying Birds from the Tang Dynasty… The entire body of the censer is made of pure silver, complying with the most popular Openwork spherical design of that era.”
“I wonder if any of you know the history of the silver censer? Please raise your hand if you know it. The one who answers correctly will get a delicate gift from us today!”
As soon as she finished her sentence, a few hands rose into the air. Rebecca Robin followed suit and raised her hand too, so did Xyla.
Mary Sullivan could not help but rolled her eyes as she noticed Xyla raised her hand in the middle of the air. She was certain that Xyla did not know anything about the silver censer. As for the questions she had just asked her about Tang Bohu, she must have randomly read it from somewhere.
How could someone who was not interested in antiques at all be so knowledgeable about them?
Xyla was just following suit as she saw Rebecca raised her hand, trying to boast herself.
This is because she knew that the auctioneer would let Rebecca answer the question as long as Rebecca was there and was raising her hand.
Mary was disgusted upon thinking of Xyla’s behavior. Soon, the auctioneer dropped her gaze on Rebecca’s face. She stretched out her hand politely and pointed at where Rebecca was seated. “Miss, please tell us your answer.”
Rebecca held the tabletop microphone placed in front of her without hesitation and said, “I’m raising my hand for someone else. There’s a sweet lady next to me who would love to answer but she’s too shy.”
Then, Rebecca turned to look at Mary. The others, too, landed their eyes on her immediately. The abrupt statement by Rebecca had left Mary dumbfounded and lost. Her brain started buzzing like mad. She had never expected Rebecca would come up with such a…
This was a clear attempt to embarrass her in front of everyone. It would be extremely humiliating to her in case she failed to answer.
At the critical moment, a clever idea popped up in her mind. She decided to put Xyla into trouble. “Xyla… Why don’t you tell them the answer? Well, I’m an introvert. I’m too nervous to speak in front of so many people… I notice that you raised your hand too, why don’t you share the answer with us?”
At this point, she could not care less.
Xyla had raised her hand too. Hence, she decided to throw the question at Xyla. Even if Xyla could not answer the question and embarrass herself, the vice president’s wife had nothing to do with her. After all, she cued Xyla because Xyla herself had raised her hand.
By that time, if Xyla really failed to come up with an answer, Rebecca would only think that it was Xyla who set a trap for herself by pretending to be smart and cool. Rebecca would not blame it on Mary then.
Mary’s heart was much calmer after comforting herself in that way. She then slowly shifted her gaze to Xyla, waiting in peace and silence for Xyla to make a fool of herself. Thinking that Xyla would embarrass herself in front of the crowd later on and being ridiculed by thousands of people, Mary was immensely delighted and pleased.
Everyone was now looking at Xyla.
The attention of the crowd had shifted from Mary Sullivan to Xyla Quest instantly.
How could Xyla not realize that Mary was trying to humiliate her by throwing the question to her like this?
Xyla could simply guess and see through all her little tricks. She flicked a glance at Mary coldly. Then, she grabbed the tabletop microphone in front of Rebecca and placed it before her. She glared at Mary and began, “Emperor Xuanzong of Tang was in love with Yang Yuhuan back then. Yang Yuhuan loved to dance so he had this silver censer created especially for her. He hoped that Yang Yuhuan would dance in fragrance, and wore the censer on her at all times.”
“As he was over-indulged with Yang Yuhuan, he started to neglect his political affairs, which led to the subsequent incident at Mawei. Under the advice of Gao Lishi, he was forced to kill Yang Yuhan at Mawei by poisoning her wine with gold sheds, in order to save himself. However deep in his heart, he could never forget or let go of her. Therefore, the silver censer was not taken down from her body. He let the censer stay with her, hoping that he could follow the fragrance and search for her after his own death.”