Chapter 502: Poison Testing
Translator: Dragon Boat Translation Editor: Dragon Boat Translation
The injuries inside the deceased’s body appeared in her mind.
In fact, she had already discreetly examined them with her spiritual awareness earlier.
Her preliminary judgment was that the deceased didn’t die from the poisoned porridge.
That was why she could face the deceased’s brother with such confidence.
This time, she examined it more carefully, and Gu Qingluan was very certain that the deceased had ingested another poison and died.
In the deceased’s stomach, Gu Qingluan discovered traces of undissolved poison!
A chill flashed in Gu Qingluan’s eyes as she looked up at the young man.
The young man inexplicably shivered under her cold gaze.
Then, he gave Gu Qingluan a resentful look.
A cold smile curved Gu Qingluan’s lips.
It had been confirmed that the deceased wasn’t killed by her, yet this guy still treated her with this attitude. That was interesting.
She ran through her memory but couldn’t recall knowing this person.
Unable to figure it out, Gu Qingluan didn’t waste her brainpower trying to remember.
After standing up, she walked to the side of Shuntian Preference’s Magistrate and told him about her discovery.
Everyone present heard her words and was greatly surprised.
Although they didn’t oppose her previous statement about examining the corpse, they didn’t believe there could be any other possibility for the cause of death.
But they hadn’t expected that there might indeed be something suspicious about the deceased’s death!
If she had taken another poison earlier, did she take the poison by accident or was it something deliberate?
Could such a young girl really commit suicide by poisoning herself?
Moreover, this wasn’t a straightforward case of self-poisoning. If it was indeed deliberate self-poisoning, it was highly likely to be a setup! A setup against the Guardian Princess!
Seeing that Su Lie hadn’t returned yet, Gu Qingluan ordered someone to catch a rat.
Then, she walked to the porridge and used a large spoon to stir the contents of the bucket.
After sitting idle for so long, most of the porridge’s heat had dissipated. Inside, there were added ingredients like mushrooms to mask the small amount of moldy rice mixed in.
Gu Qingluan carefully examined the porridge and found that there wasn’t much spoiled rice in it.
“Mistress, we’ve caught the rat,” one of the guards reported.
Gu Qingluan filled a bowl with porridge and had a guard place it in the rat’s cage.
Before long, the rat followed the scent and stuck its head into the bowl.
“What is the Guardian Princess doing? Is she testing the poison with a rat?”
“Haven’t many people already eaten the porridge? Is it necessary to use a rat for testing?”
Gu Qingluan replied, “I examined this porridge earlier and found only a very small amount of moldy rice in it, just as the cart driver from Da Feng Grain Store said. It shouldn’t be lethal, and the others who have eaten it have only suffered from diarrhea. Now, by testing it with a rat, if the rat doesn’t die, it will confirm the cause of death for the deceased.”
Currently, there are two kinds of poison in the deceased’s body. If the possibility of dying from drinking porridge is not ruled out, there will still be doubts.
Everyone suddenly understood.
The Guardian Princess had thought it through very carefully!
Then they stared at the rat.
After the rat ate the porridge, it started squeaking loudly after a while.
Everyone widened their eyes as they watched it.
The rat, surrounded by onlookers, writhed and squealed in its cage, looking very uncomfortable.
However, after a while, it suddenly stopped moving.
“Is it dead?”
Gu Qingluan poked the rat with a chopstick.
The rat lazily opened its eyes, glanced at her, and then turned its back to her.
It looked as if it had experienced a storm.
People couldn’t help but chuckle, “It’s not dead; this rat is quite interesting.”
“And it seems stronger than us humans. At least it didn’t suffer from vomiting and diarrhea.”
“If even the rat didn’t die, it’s confirmed that the deceased’s death had nothing to do with the porridge from Jun’s residence, right?”
Even if someone did die from drinking the porridge, the culprit had been caught, and it couldn’t be blamed on Gu Qingluan.
But it would be even better if they could clear their names completely.
Many people were feeling quite pleased with themselves. “See, the Guardian Princess is such an outstanding individual. How could she plot for a small gain and harm the greater good? You didn’t believe us just now!”
“I support the Guardian Princess too! Didn’t you see that I was speaking up for her earlier?”
Those who misunderstood the Jun Residence, the ones who had been shouting and cursing earlier, were now wishing they could find a hole to hide in.
The Guardian Princess and the two young masters kindly provided medical treatment and porridge, but as soon as something went wrong, they unjustly accused others, interpreting noble intentions with petty minds. It was truly unwarranted!
One of them took the initiative to step forward and apologize to Gu Qingluan and Feng Yuanxi.
Seeing this, the others quickly followed suit and apologized..