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Chapter 31: Do You Dare to Challenge Me?
The Imperial Academy was the highest institution of learning in the country, and the students there were all the cream of the crop. In order to cultivate outstanding talents for the country, they offered rich educational resources, and at the same time, they also had strict rules, one of which was that if a student behaved badly, they would be expelled.
Once expelled, they would never be able to take the imperial examination for the rest of their lives. In other words, for students studying there, if they were expelled from the Imperial Academy, they would never become officials again.
How could these court officials accept this?
“Lin Beifan, don’t you dare to act recklessly!”
“Aren’t you afraid of offending us?”
“Don’t you still want to advance in your career?”
Lin Beifan took a step forward and shouted, “Do you dare to challenge me?”
The sharp edge of a warrior was first revealed!
The officials had no choice but to retreat!
Their hearts were both shocked and angry!
They simply couldn’t understand why this lowly sixth-rank official was so daring and fearless. Was it all because of the Empress’s favor?
The common people who were watching the scene were also very surprised. A newly crowned top scholar dared to confront several court officials, it was truly an extraordinary bravery.
In the end, the officials took a step back.
“Humph! Let’s go!”
The Minister of Personnel, Gao Tianyao, left with a wave of his sleeve.
Other officials followed suit.
It was truly a case of arriving in haste and leaving in a hurry!
Lin Beifan turned around and walked back.
“Close the door tightly and continue eating!”
“Yes, young master!” (Dali)
The next day, Lin Beifan went to court as if nothing had happened.
He thought that he would be met with a fierce storm, but these officials didn’t even mention it, they just had an unpleasant expression.
Actually, it was easy to understand why. Their sons had caused trouble first, and Lin Beifan had simply enforced the law. If they went to the Empress with this matter, they would ultimately be in the wrong, and they would be accused of not disciplining their sons strictly enough.
Lin Beifan was the rising star in front of the Empress and had not done anything wrong, at most he would be scolded.
Since that was the case, why bother courting disaster?
However, Lin Beifan also suffered retribution, which was being isolated by the court officials.
During the morning court, some people still exchanged a few words with him, but now no one spoke to him, and some even avoided him.
He stood silently at the back, looking so lonely.
Lin Beifan couldn’t help but sigh.
He had offended all the top factions in the court within a few days of taking office. He raided the house of Household Ministry’s Assistant Minister, Zhuxiang Quan, and angered all the officials led by the Minister of Household.
He had only been an official for a few days and had already offended two major factions in the court!
Moreover, he also took the Empress’s money!
Being an official was really like dancing on thin ice and dancing on the tip of a knife!
Fortunately, the Empress was still in the dark and treated him very well, otherwise he could only abandon his official position and wander around the world!
This feeling was really…
The morning court was over, and Lin Beifan returned to the Imperial Academy.
Along the way, whether it was the guards, the students, or the professors, everyone looked at Lin Beifan with admiring eyes.
“Lin, sir, you were truly amazing!”
“Holding a cane, you taught those spoiled second-generation officials a lesson!”
“The most amazing thing was what happened last night! I heard that the fathers of those officials all went to sir Lin’s house to make trouble, but sir Lin wasn’t afraid and scolded them, he was such a role model for us!”
“However, sir Lin had his fun, but it will be difficult for him to advance in his career in the future!”
“What are you afraid of? The world is vast and the truth is the greatest!”
“In order to be an official, we should be fearless like sir Lin!”
The students here have not yet entered the officialdom, so most of them have not been polluted and their minds are still pure.
They think that Lin Beifan’s behavior of not fearing the powerful is amazing, and as a result, he has gained many young fans.
At this time, Lin Beifan had already arrived at the entrance of the Imperial Academy, but did not go in. He stood there like a sculpture with no expression on his face, looking in all directions and listening to everything.
He wanted to see if those young lords dared to be late or not even show up.
Soon after, the son of the Minister of Personnel, Gao Tianyu, arrived. He was carried in lying down and was still crying in pain. When he saw Lin Beifan, his eyes were full of hatred.
After he went back yesterday, he found out who this person in front of him was- the new top scholar, Lin Beifan. He not only took away the woman he liked, but also cheated him out of his money, and even hit him, leaving bruises on his buttocks.
Lin Beifan also threatened him, saying he would be expelled from the school if he didn’t show up, and he would never become an official in his life.
He had never suffered such a loss before in his life and he hated Lin Beifan to the bone. But Lin Beifan ignored the hatred in his eyes.
Only the weak express their hatred, while the strong hide it in their hearts and find a way to quietly kill their enemies. Then, more and more young lords arrived. They all came lying down, and some had blood oozing from their buttocks, looking very pitiful. They too glared at Lin Beifan with hatred.
Soon after, the bell for class rang. Finally satisfied, Lin Beifan nodded and looked at the group of young lords, some scared, some full of hate and said, “Very good, everyone is here, and nobody was late!”