MTL – 44

09. Brother was brave (4)

After talking with Rockefeller, the two headed back to the mercenary camp.

The brains of the two brothers walking silently were more complex than before.

There is no need to be too honest, but this thought was all over the mind of the second Andrew, who was afraid he might lose his hard-earned job by making a small mistake.

‘I said that if you are too honest, you can’t make money. I think you’re right. People aren’t stupid, so if we act too honestly, we can’t bring their money.’

On the other hand, Joshua’s head, chasing after the second, was full of this.

‘How can I do it like Brother Rockefeller said? A way to make money without being caught by those guys… … .’

There were no brilliant ideas that immediately came to mind.

So Joshua summoned the second Andrew, who was leading the way.

“There, Andrew.”

Hearing the sound of his calling, the second quietly turned around.


“excuse me… … What have we done wrong?”

Rockefeller clearly pointed out their faults.

It was only the two of them to chew the cud and move in a better direction.

“Did you not hear me? Rockefeller brother told me. You tried to cheat too directly. You can’t cheat like that. If those mercenaries came to the market and checked how many ingredients we bought, what would we do then?”

“I know that. But to make money, you have to do something more here, right?”

“That’s it… … It is not. But I have no intention of blaming you. It was just that I was more worried about losing the hard-earned work by touching the ingredients here. But not anymore.”

Second Andrew’s eyes lit up.

“Because being too honest seems silly.”

“So Andrew hyung also agrees with us being a little dishonest?”

“What am I… … It doesn’t matter if you can make a lot of money. Either way, money is the best. But it’s not your way. Because it’s too direct.”

“That’s right. What I suggested in the beginning was too direct. If we had found out, as Andrew said, we would have been cut off right away. Because I lost my trust.”

“After all, we were both wrong.”

Joshua asked again.

“Then, is there any way that Andrew can convince us to deceive them?”

“It can’t be too direct, like Rockefeller said.”


The two brothers stood and put their heads together, forgetting the errands they were doing.

“What is the difference between cheating directly and cheating without anyone knowing? Is it just the difference between being legal or not?”


“Then it is bad to directly touch the ingredients here, so what else can you do to make money in a legal way?”

At this moment, something crossed Joshua’s mind.

What he first proposed was problematic because of what would happen when it was discovered.

But what if that doesn’t happen?

“Andrew hyung, I just came up with a good idea, how about this?”

“What? What good numbers do you have?”

“Huh! The reason we can’t secretly touch the ingredients here is because the mercenaries can come to the market and ask how much they bought and how much? If we find out, we’re in trouble.”

“It is not.”

“Then how about doing this? We’re not the only ones hiding, but we’re getting along with the aunts and uncles who sell ingredients in the market. You are cheating together!”

“You mean you want to cheat with the market people? Raising food prices?”

“right. For example, if you put 20 potatoes for 1 shilling, you talk to the aunties who sell them and reduce the amount sold to the mercenary camp to 18 for 1 shilling, and so on. So, you have 2 potatoes left over the previous deal, right?”

“Then, do you want to share the remaining two with us and the person selling potatoes?”

“Huh! how is it? Are you okay?”

Andrew pondered what Joshua had said.

“It seems possible, but… … .”

When Andrew said it was possible, Joshua’s face brightened even more.

“right? Do you think Andrew hyung can do it too?”

“But will the people in the market do what we think?”

“You get one potato for free, so there’s no reason to hate it, right?”

“Still, it’s a scam, so there might be some people who don’t like this, right?”

“That’s right, but… … So how about this? Except for those who said they don’t like it, I only work with those who say it’s okay. Wouldn’t that be a problem?”

Joshua continued.

“After all, we can eat potatoes or carrots or whatever. And since we’re cheating with the aunties in the market, even if the mercenaries come all the way here, there’s no way we can find out our secret. After all, the price of ingredients is set by the uncles in the market, so we only bought ingredients at that price, right?”

In response to the third statement, the second was unwittingly affirming.

‘Maybe this is what Rockefeller wanted? Even if you deceive others, you deceive more precisely. Just as Joshua said, you probably won’t get caught.’

It was not known whether Joshua’s method was the answer Rockefeller wanted, but it seemed clear that he was at least better than the original proposal.

“Let’s do it. We won’t be caught, but if we do, we’re not the only ones who cheated, right?”

Let me know what you think!

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