Night road

  Afraid of the night
  I was born timid, afraid to walk at night. Walking alone on the night road, I often feel that something is following behind me. Be bold and look back, there is nothing.
  At noon that day, my hometown called and said that my mother was sick, so I took the time to go back. In the afternoon, I was busy getting some goods, so I threw the shop to my wife, and I took the last bus back to my hometown.
  Before leaving, my wife said to me, go home and find your cousin who can’t beat him by eight, and ask for the two hundred dollars that I borrowed from us. It’s been almost three years since I’ve been looking at it. It’s a matter of not mentioning it in black and white.
  Speaking of my cousin, I really don’t touch any relatives. The villagers call this a relative of the “Laoye Temple” Shanglun.
  His family name is Qian, and his name is there.
  A good name with a good surname deserves a lifetime of prosperity. Do you have money? If you have “money”, you still worry about having a good life? But the days of money have been tight. Then again, the name of a farmer who eats in the soil does not seem to work well. It was also pregnant in October, but someone was born on the “Simmons” in a western-style building, or in the delivery room of a large hospital. When they were born, there were “angels” in white coats waiting for them, and they would eat “imperial food” with their mouth open, even if they were laid off. There is also a minimum living guarantee. But as for the farmers, even if they were born, they dare not call birth. They are called “falling grass”, just like a melon egg falling on the corn grass of the hut, and the registration of an earth repairman is fate. No matter how strong a person is, no one can fight for his life.
  Qianyou is a strong person, he would rather suffer physically than a red-faced man with a hot face. The year before the first year, he took his wife to the county town to see a doctor, let the money go to my house to borrow money. The word “borrow” was not spoken, and his face flushed. When he borrowed two hundred yuan to go out, he kept repeating that he would send the money after the autumn. Even inadvertently caused the threshold to stumble, and squatted on the stepped stone platform, still talking, waiting for the autumn to send the money. But two autumns have passed so far, and the money has not been sent, and there is not even a word. For this, my wife complained about me.
  If you walk too much at night, you will meet a ghost sooner or later
  The shuttle bus only goes to the village, and there are still seven or eight miles away from the hometown. I came from a peasant family and grew up in the mountains, so I don’t have to worry about walking, but it’s dark now, and I’m a little guilty when I walk the night alone. Ordinarily, I’m already a forty-forty-forty-five person, and I’m past “not confused”, and I’m almost “knowing the destiny”, but I can’t get rid of the strange and suspicious problem. As I walked, I felt like I was being followed by something. If you go fast, it will catch up; if you go slowly, it will follow. I had to stop and settle down first. But the footsteps behind me were approaching, I turned my head instinctively, and shouted, “Who.” The
  footsteps stopped immediately. Through the faint starlight, I saw a vague face. Fuzzy face called out my cousin, and my heart thumped and realized. After a closer look, he recognized the money, and called his cousin.
  Qian You said that he made a special trip here to wait for me to pay back the money. Without talking, the money came to the front and passed the money. I made a slight rebuff, and he hurriedly pushed the money into my pocket. I kept saying, “It’s been almost three years, and it’s not awkward if I don’t return it. I sent it off after I finished talking, and I didn’t want to delay it due to some changes. Then I wanted to go, but it was inconvenient to come.
  I’ve finally settled my thoughts.” I said more polite words like “not in a hurry” and “what’s going on”, so I went with Qian. The two of them chatted with each other as they walked, feeling very kind.
  The moon came up and frosted the ground. Seven or eight miles of the mountain road, I have walked most of it without knowing it. There was a bark or two from the lights in the distance. Just remind me that I have reached Shanghangling, which is only three miles away from home.
  Shanghangling is a fierce place that is taboo.
  There was a crooked-neck tree on the ridge, and it was hanged. But this was all in the early years, or the angry daughter-in-law was fed up with anger, or the man who made life squeezed out of the way, came here to find a short sight. A hemp rope drew on this crooked neck tree, and I don’t know how many lonely ghosts were hung. Nowadays, the daughter-in-laws have not been angry anymore, and the life of the peasants is getting better and better. People are still not living enough, who would go to death and hang themselves in idleness. But the name “Shanghangling” has been followed. As for the crooked-neck tree on the ridge, during the “Cultural Revolution”, someone tried to get rid of it under the name of the “Four Olds”. Unexpectedly, once the axe saw it on the body, blood samples flowed out, and they had to give up. Because of this, people still feel that the Yin Qi here is too heavy until now. Passing here at night, I always feel hairy in my heart.
  Fortunately, tonight is the bright moon, with money and company, my heart is still at ease.
  When I was approaching the crooked neck tree, I deliberately slowed down, waiting for the money behind me to keep up. I don’t want the money to reach me yet, a tall paper hat suddenly appeared under the tree with a crooked neck. Under the paper hat is a big gray face. The eyebrows and noses on the face are blurred, but the mouth is open. , The blood-red long tongue is straight to the chest-ghost! I instinctively feel that I have met a ghost!
  A gust of mountain wind blew by, and I couldn’t help but fight a cold war. Then I heard a trembling voice: “Look at the passerby, I have money. If I want to live, I will leave the money on my body?” The
  voice is intermittent, lacking in confidence, like a gossamer, but the sound invades my bone marrow, making me shudder . At that moment, Qian took a few steps forward, grabbed the chest of the “hanged ghost” and shouted, “Who did you say you were? Dare to say it again?”
  ”The hanged ghost” fell to the ground and screamed at Qian. father. It wasn’t until Qian You yelled “roll” in anger that he “rolled” like an amnesty.
  What a rich man, he scared the ghost away.
  I almost clapped my hands and applauded, but realized that Qian had a gloomy face, and said anxiously: “Let’s go.”
  Sometime the moon got into the clouds, the mountain road under my feet and my heart were simultaneously covered. confused.
  When approaching the entrance of the village, Qian You stopped and said that he was no longer living in the village, and it was inconvenient to accompany me into the village, so he said goodbye to me.
  Do not do good conscience, afraid of Guijiao door
  walking through the footsteps Lane, startled dog barking for a while. First, one or two dogs barked, and then all the dogs in the village clamored together. When I came into the house with the barking of the dog, my mother happened to be standing at the door looking out. My mother scolded “Dreamish Ghost” and started to complain that I was greedy, and she didn’t know how to write a letter to my family to ask my brother to pick him up, which made people worry.
  Talking empty, the younger brother and sister-in-law who live in the west courtyard came over. Mother and younger sister-in-law were busy cooking for me, while younger brother accompany me chatting about some parents. After talking about things, I deliberately led the conversation to Qianyou. Unexpectedly, without waiting for his brother to
  speak up, my mother snatched the conversation in the kitchen: “You two have nothing to do with him.” I said, I came back with Qian You partner tonight without waiting for me to speak, my brother’s face After the blood disappeared, I heard my mother say: “Don’t talk nonsense, you must be the one who mistakenly admitted. Qian You disappeared two years ago. He was hanged on the crooked neck tree in Shanghangling.”
  This time It was my turn to be surprised. But I didn’t realize how scared I was, I just couldn’t turn around for a while.
  When the meal was done, I was still stunned and stunned. While my mother urged me to eat, she said, “It’s okay, as long as it is broken, it will be fine.” Besides, if you are kind to money, he is not the kind of person who will avenge revenge and don’t know what is good or bad. When Qian is alive, it’s good to talk about you in front of me. Said that when his wife went to see a doctor in the county, thanks to the two hundred dollars you lent him, it was a big deal. Qian has a benevolent child, and his wife is sensible, and can live a life, but God does not have eyesight, so she has a disease of money. In order to treat her daughter-in-law, Qian You has worked hard to get home. It doesn’t count when I ran out of family resources, and I got famine, but I couldn’t get people out of it. There was money left, and he was a father and a mother, but the house leaked and suffered continuous rain. Finally, he accumulated some money and let someone who had suffered a thousand dollars stole it. Qian You, the child’s heart is also narrow, because of such a thing, he found a short-term vision. A big man, why this is not promising. The sky is longer than the leaves, and the bamboo board can be turned up and down. He feels relieved when he walks, but can he drop three unmarried children?
  I lost sleep this night. It wasn’t until the rooster cried three times that sleepiness was brewing, but as soon as the eyelids felt heavy, they were awakened by a cry from someone’s house. It seemed that someone had died in the village, and in a daze, it seemed to hear someone whispering, saying that there were five big black handprints on the chest of the dead person, and the ghost was caught to death. At breakfast, my brother told me that it was Qianyou’s eldest son who died. My heart sank.
  I returned to the county seat with a heavy heart, and with a heavy heart, I went to take out the two hundred dollars in my pocket and returned to my life with my wife. But after a long time, I only took out a handful of paper dust…