Feng Xun said excitedly, “Xiao Wu is still up there, isn’t she? If she’s smart enough, she’ll lower the rope down now. We can then tie the sacks onto it, and she can pull them up. She can then empty the sacks onto the deck before throwing the sacks back down.”
The more Feng Xun spoke, the more excited he got, and he clenched his fists. “Yes! That’s how we can do it if Feng Wu is smart enough!”
The others gave it some thought.
“That’s right. If Feng Wu is smart enough, she should have realized that by now and lowered the rope.”
“But what if she isn’t that smart?”
Feng Xun said, “That’s okay. I can go back up first, then —”
Just then, Jun Linyun pointed above them and cried out, “Argh! Look!”
They all followed his finger.
Then they saw —
Something rumbled overhead, and a giant shadow blocked their vision.
The air seemed to warp.
It felt as if someone was sailing a giant ship in their direction.
As a matter of fact —
“Oh god! It’s Feng Wu! She’s coming down together with the boat!” Dugu Yamo looked at the sky in disbelief.
Feng Wu actually —
That was such a reckless move!
The boat landed with a loud thump.
The seabed shook violently, and the impact created a large pit.
Luckily, Feng Xun and the others ran quickly enough. Otherwise, they would have been buried.
There was dust everywhere.
“Xiao Wu —”
Feng Xun reacted first. He quickly rushed over to her side and asked, “Xiao Wu, are you alright?”
“Cough —” Feng Wu emerged from the dust and waved at him. “I’m fine. My stomach is churning a little, but it’ll go away.”
Feng Xun asked in astonishment, “Why are you here?”
Feng Wu said, “I was worried that you wouldn’t be able to get all the seafood back onto the boat, so I came down with the boat.”
Dugu Yamo stomped her foot. “Feng Wu, you’ve made a terrible mistake!”
Feng Wu was confused. “Why?”
Dugu Yamo said, “I know you’re trying to help by bringing the boat down, but how are we going to get it back up there?!”
Everyone was looking at Feng Wu.
That was right. Once they loaded the seafood onto the boat, how were they going to get it back up?
“This is impossible!” Feng Xun said anxiously. “Xiao Wu, how could you do such a silly thing? We figured it out already! You only need to lower a rope. We’ll then tie the sacks onto it, and you can pull them back up!”
The others nodded in agreement.
Right now, they were all on the same side.
But Feng Wu only gave them a strange look.
She pursed her lips and said impatiently, “Don’t you know the saying?”
Feng Wu said, “When water rises, the boat rises with it.”
Everyone stared at Feng Wu.
Their heads buzzed, as if they had just been struck by lightning.
When water rises, the boat rises with it…
Feng Xun was the first to realize it. Burying his head in his hands, he yelled, “How can I be so stupid?! I’m such an idiot!!!”