Michelle smiled and assured Angela, “You have nothing to worry about, Miss Lombardo. With your qualifications, you should have no trouble securing a job at Aurous Hill University…”
“The school has been actively working towards internationalization, and they place great importance on hiring foreign teachers and students from Hong Kong. If you have a doctoral degree from the mainland, the competition might be more intense, but if you have a Hong Kong identity, your chances of success would be greatly increased.”
Angela was surprised and said, “You are really familiar with Aurous Hill, even the situation of Aurous Hill University is so clear!”
Michelle smiled and replied, “Our master donated a lot of funds to Aurous Hill University many years ago. I have been paying attention to the situation of Aurous Hill University, and my work in Aurous Hill is very leisurely, to be honest…”
“If the husband and wife don’t come, I just need to take everyone to clean up and maintain the status quo of the manor, so in my free time, I basically used to understand all aspects of the city. So you don’t think I’m an outsider, but I’m definitely a know-it-all in Aurous Hill.”
Angela nodded and said with a smile, “If I have the opportunity to work in Aurous Hill in the future, I must know and learn more from you.”
At this very moment.
Maria was listening to the cicadas under the tree in the courtyard. She set up a vine hand-woven rocking chair under the tree and she also set up a small bamboo tea table. On the tea table, there was a very small charcoal stove.
The finished charcoal would not burst or break when burned, and there would be no smoke and dust, and they even had a very special aroma. On top of the charcoal stove, sit a handful of pottery diào, and in it, a pot of dark red Pu’er tea was boiled.
Maria loved to drink tea. She usually started to make tea and drank it at breakfast,
Drinking tea and reading books after meals, having tea at lunch, reading books in the afternoon and taking a few teas at random, and even at night. Tea was always in her hand.
Moreover, Pu’er was a kind of tea with a strong soup color. Although Maria drank tea constantly every day, her clean and bright teeth had never been stained by tea.
Just when she put down the book and picked up the teacup to take a sip, there was a light knock on the door, followed by Larry’s voice, asking respectfully, “Miss, is it convenient for you now?”
Maria smiled and said, “It’s convenient, you can come in…”
Larry then carefully opened the courtyard door and walked in slowly.
Maria looked at him, and saw that he was hunched, panting silently, with beads of sweat on his forehead and cheeks,
She asked curiously, “Why do you need to come up in person? The stone steps are steep, and with your current body, you have to be careful.”
Larry swallowed, and then said a little breathlessly and weakly, “I… I have something to do, I want to report it to Miss face to face…”
Maria pointed to a low Bamboo stool, and said, “Sit down and talk, just drink a cup of tea.”
Larry was flattered, nodded quickly, and even moved a few steps faster.
He first moved the bamboo stool, then came to sit down in front of Maria, and said respectfully, “Miss…I… I have a granddaughter who just happened to come to Aurous Hill for an interview, so I invited her to the manor as a guest and have a home-cooked meal…”
“Because I just found out this morning, I didn’t report to you in advance, so please don’t blame me.”
Maria took a new teacup, rinsed it with tea, and said with a smile, “You are the host, you want to entertain guests, why should you report to me? I am just one of your guests.”
Larry answered without thinking, “Miss, this is the second thing I want to promise you. It’s okay, it’s rare that you like this place, and I’m getting old, I’m afraid I won’t come here again after this time. So I want to give you the Zillian Villa as a gift, and I hope you can accept it!”
Maria was slightly taken aback, then shook her head smiled, and said, “I’m not sure how long I am going to stay here, you should leave it to your descendants.”
Larry hurriedly said, “Miss, those descendants of mine, who grew up rich and well-clothed, are too impetuous. To be honest, they don’t deserve this kind of place, and it would be a waste of money to give it to them, so please consider my offer.”
Maria shrugged her shoulders, handed him the tea, and said with a smile, “Since you insist, then I won’t refuse you. If one day I don’t need this house anymore and you are still alive, I will leave it to you. And if you have left by then, I will hand it over to your descendants.”
Upon hearing this, Larry breathed a sigh of relief, and said with a smile, “It’s all up to you.”
Maria pointed to the cup of tea that was poured for him, she said lightly, “Drink a cup, I see you are out of breath, you are really winded, next time you should not climb so high,. If you need anything, just call me, or send a WeChat. It’s ok.”
Larry cupped his hands respectfully and said, “I obey!”
As he spoke, he carefully picked up the teacup, took a sip, then looked at the piece of tea cake next to the charcoal stove and asked tentatively, “Miss, This Pu’er tea, does it still satisfy your appetite after you drink it?”
Larry asked someone to buy it from Hong Kong and brought it to Aurous Hill as a gift to Maria. Pu’er tea, this tea cake had a history of hundreds of years, and it could be called the best of Pu’er.
Maria wrote that she wanted Pu’er tea cake in the list she gave to sister Michelle, but she didn’t specify what kind of tea cake she wanted, so he bought it. It was the most expensive and best.
Maria smiled slightly at this time and said, “The market price of tea that can sell for hundreds of millions per cake is naturally not ordinary. Take the money to look for it in the market. This should be the most expensive and best Pu’er tea you can buy.”
As she spoke, she changed the subject and said with a smile, “But it’s still far from my best tea cake.”
Larry said with a smile, “Everything that can be bought with money, Of course, it can’t be compared with Miss’s collection.”
Maria smiled slightly and asked him, “Do you still have something else to tell me?”
Larry then laughed and said, “Sure enough, I can’t escape Miss’s insight!”
After finishing speaking, he said again, “Miss the thing is, my granddaughter is just about to go to Aurous Hill University to apply for a lecturer’s job, and with her current conditions, this time the application should be accepted for sure…”
“I think you will study at the same university she will be teaching at. So being here today is also a matter of fate, you might as well take this opportunity to get to know her a little bit and maybe we can take care of her in the future.”
“Is that so…” Maria smiled mischievously,
She said casually, “Since we are so destined, it’s okay to get to know each other!”