Thread: A step into the past - 寻秦记 - by Huang Yi

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    CONGRATS to both Jean and tu22m3f1.

    Thanks for all your hard work, Jean. Do let us know if the second one will be a boy or girl. Very exciting

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    Congratulations to both Jean and tu22m3f1!

    Jean, maybe Kohchun will send a nanny to help with the baby. Like that, have time lah!

    A VERRY HAPPY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lawwoo View Post
    Congratulations to both Jean and tu22m3f1!

    Jean, maybe Kohchun will send a nanny to help with the baby. Like that, have time lah!

    A VERRY HAPPY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all.

    Hell, if Jean can finish it, kohchun'll BE the nanny

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    Thanks Jean Merry Christmas Everyone
    Congratulations Jean and tu22m3f1!

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    thanks for the update Jean ^^ congrats for the baby
    and congrats to tu22m3f1 for the marriage.

    merry christmas everyone
    "Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is Mystery.
    Today is a gift... That`s why we called it Present."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweety365 View Post
    CONGRATS to both Jean and tu22m3f1.

    Thanks for all your hard work, Jean. Do let us know if the second one will be a boy or girl. Very exciting
    Mrry Christmass everyone
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    ok... end of chapter before christmas.... have a happy holiday everyone!!


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    He saw that near the woods about two miles away, about 50 odd healthy horses were galloping at full speed but only half of the horses have riders while the others were without saddles.

    From the way that the horses can run so neatly and swiftly behind the main group without being leashed, he knows that, not only are these horses quality horses but also well trained warhorses.

    After so many years of experience, he has learnt how to differentiate people by their riding skills.

    These 27 riders could still weave left and right effortlessly in such mountainous and unfamiliar terrain, he knew that they are all first rated riders.

    The worst thing is that his riding and archery skills are still his weakest. On such flat terrain and with them having back up horses to switch to, if they manage to catch up with him, he won’t even have the chance to retaliate. The enemy can catch up with him so quickly, so they must be expert trackers. Maybe these are the ones that Jing Nian heard, the experts under specific orders by Han Wang’an to arrest him.

    Xiang Shaolong surveyed his surroundings, gritted his teeth and dashed down the slope. He jumped onto the horse’s back and quietly muttered ‘Sorry, horse’, as he urged the horse to gallop around the small hill and run for his life.

    His destination is the dense forest at the end of the flat plains. If he can make his way there, he’ll be able to make use of the surroundings there to have a life and death battle with the enemy. He will not sit there and be killed and sully the reputation of the best special task force warrior of the 21st century.

    Xiang Shaolong removed his gear from the horse and used a cloth to tie two heavy stones which is about his weight and hung it on the horse’s saddle. After that he used a sharp knife and pierced into the horse’s buttock.

    The horse screamed and galloped into the dense forest with the stones on it.

    By now the pursuing enemy is about half a mile away. If not for the fact that Xiang Shaolong stepped into the stream and travelled about half a mile along it so that the enemy will not be able to find his footsteps, they may already have caught up with him.

    But since the enemy can still follow him, it means that they obviously have very outstanding trackers among them.

    He dare not hesitate and hurriedly carried his luggage and ran deep into the forest.

    After walking for a while, he could hear hoof beats passing him from behind and quickly fading away.

    Xiang Shaolong heaved a sigh of relief as he sped up and ran towards a tall hill in the forest.

    Even if he came upon vines or roots blocking his way, he dare not use his sword to cut them away for fear of leaving traces behind.

    He has gone for about a hundred odd feet when he could hear the hoof beats hurriedly returning from the way they left, straight towards his position.

    Xiang Shaolong calmed down instead at this time.

    As a member of the special task force, it is a requirement and an iron rule that one must keep calm in the face of impending danger.
      
    He quietly analyzed the situation and thought that since the enemy could tell that it’s a trap, he is sure that they are not only relying on hoof prints to pursue him. Just as he was feeling perplexed, he heard barking coming nearer and nearer and from the sound of it, there’s only one dog.

    Xiang Shaolong was suddenly enlightened and was feeling ecstatic instead of shocked. He hid himself among some thick bushes, squatted down and removed the bamboo cage with the rabbit from his back and waited patiently.

    By now the sky is slowly getting darker. Xiang Shaolong took out his dagger and peeped through the leaves, totally concentrating on the movements outside.

    The dog barks stopped only to hear hasty footsteps coming nearer as the enemies abandoned their horses to go on foot.

    In a short while, more than ten odd black shadows that were spread out came slowly towards him from about 30 feet away, with one of them holding on to a leash with a small dog at the other end, barking madly as it strained towards his hiding place.

    Xiang Shaolong quietly opened the cage.

    The rabbit was already trembling in fear when it heard the barks earlier and now that it saw an escape route, it shot out like an arrow and ran off towards the left.

    That dog was indeed instantly alert and turned towards that direction, barking and running madly.

    The person holding the leash shouted, “Hurry! Spot is running towards that direction!”

    The enemy all ran after it.

    Once Xiang Shaolong has made sure that all the enemy has retreated, he jumped up and followed after them, quietly thinking to himself, ‘Don’t blame me for being ruthless but in such a situation, there’s no place for mercy at all.’

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    thanks Jean ^^ wish all of you guys have a wonderful holidays
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    Thanks Jean This was a good Christmas Present

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    Third. Thanks Jean.

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    thanks..i like how you name the dog spot
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    Quote Originally Posted by wandering View Post
    thanks..i like how you name the dog spot
    hahaha
    Ya.. it was a literal translation.. the chinese name is 点子

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    Jean, thanks.
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    Happy newyear all. Unfortunately XSL is not home to celebrate this new year with us ...

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    to all of you
    HAPPY NEW YEAR..!!!!
    wish you have very very best in this year and.... wish we finish the translation in this coming dragon year...
    btw dragon is part of XSL's name, is it?
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    Hi Jean, please comeback. We miss you

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    still waiting

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    Happy Chinese New Year!

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    Happy Chinese New Year!

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    Happy Dragon Year. Day 15, is around the corner. Looking forward to more translation from Jean after this CNY.
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