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   Chapter 182 Where Is Prince Jing (Part One)

Eight-year-old Princess: Phoenix Reborn By Lan You Ruo Characters: 7136

Updated: 2018-10-12 00:26

On hearing that, Yun Shang fell silent. She flashed a smile, but didn't speak.

It seemed she wasn't trusted by Prince Jing's bodyguard. She turned to Qian Yin, "Inform all our men in the Imperial City. Tell them to keep close watch on the pedestrians' movements. With Prince Jing in their hand, the culprits can't move too far in such a short time."

Qian Yin nodded. She laid her eyes on Jing Ying, and flashed a sneer. She then took out a whistle made of bamboo from her sleeve, blew it several times, and emitted a signal that was hardly audible. A guilty expression appeared on Jing Ying's face, but she bowed her head to conceal her emotions. She was fully aware of Yun Shang's intention. When she asked Qian Yin to pass the massage to her men, the Princess meant to rebut Jing Ying's claims. If Jing Ying wanted to contact the other bodyguards, even if they were not nearby, it would be easy for her to contact them, like what Qian Yin did with the bamboo whistle...

As the Yulin Guard completed their search, they didn't find the fugitives, nor any postern leading out of the palace.

Yun Shang gazed out of the window. The rain had begun to fall again. She heard distant clamor coming from the front Hall. It was mingled with girl's whispers and giggles. Yun Shang lowered her head, and examined the arrow feather carefully. She had picked it up from Qingsi House secretly.

After a careful examination, she handed the arrowhead to Qian Yin, and ordered, "Inquire from the smiths in the Imperial City. Find out if any of them crafted hollow arrows of pig iron recently."

Qian Yin hurriedly obeyed. She curtsied and walked out of the room.

Outside the window, the raindrops tapped on the bamboo leaves thus making an incessant noise. Yun Shang breathed out a sigh. She knew Prince Jing was able to avoid danger. A resourceful man like him wouldn't be captured that easily.

However, although she kept telling herself that Prince Jing was fine, she couldn't help worrying about him.

There was another burst of laughter outside, and she heard someone come close. Yun Shang turned and gazed in the direction

he inner chamber. She called her maid forward.

"As the Emperor's ladies are not present, there are plenty of empty rooms. Accommodate the young ladies. Ensure that two ladies share a room so that they can look after each other. Don't forget to send as many maids as possible." Yun Shang softly ordered.

Qin Yi curtsied to her and left.

As Qin Yi left, Qian Yin entered. She was soaking wet. She reported to Yun Shang, "Your Highness, I've searched every blacksmith in the Imperial City. None of them has made any hollow iron arrows recently. The arrow's design was unique, and it was made of pig iron. If it was forged in the city, they should've known."

Yun Shang nodded. As no one had any knowledge about the arrows, the arrows must have been forged elsewhere and then smuggled into the city.

Qian Yin had also thought of that. She added, "I've also asked the porters at the four gates. In the past few weeks, only a few people have carried large stocks of goods through, including two envoys, the Minister of Defense and War, and the Grand Councilor."

The Minister of Defense and War was Lord Wang, who was Prince Jing's confidant. Yun Shang shook her head. The culprit couldn't be from the Wang Clan.

She wonder who the perpetrator was. Was it Prince Houjing, Prince Qingsu, or the Grand Councilor Li?

"Is Xia Houjing here?" Yun Shang asked.

"Yes. He's outside." Qian Yin answered swiftly.

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