Chapter 377: Adventures of Andrew (1)
It was already very late.
Ling Ping’an looked at the web page on the computer screen.
He smacked his lips, “I’m still five collections away from 900!”
“I’ll just wait…”
“I won’t sleep until it’s 900!”
His pet cat meowed softly, agreeing with his master’s decision.
Thus, Ling Ping’an refreshed the web page.
“894…” His face turned gloomy, “One left…”
This was really a weight that life could not bear!
It made his breathing stop!
He turned on the television. He needed to watch the television to alleviate his depression.
The television turned on. It was time for the evening news.
“News from this station…”
“Grand Scholar Su Changming, Director of the Federal Empire’s Photovoltaic Technology Research Institute and Grand Scholar Zeng Jing, Deputy Director of the Federal Empire’s Institute of Physics and Chemistry, jointly released a new research result today…”
“This result is based on a brand-new silicon crystal preparation technology…”
“According to our understanding, this brand-new single silicon crystal will be widely used in the production of electricity, batteries, and semiconductors…”
“It has broad and far-reaching potential!”
“It is estimated that this technology will enter commercial production next year…”
“The leading national power and development group of the Federal Empire has already purchased 10,000 sets of photovoltaic power units in advance for the construction of photovoltaic power stations!”
“It is reported that the Central Council of Ministers will be discussing a brand-new photovoltaic industry standard in the near future…”
“Affected by this news…”
“International crude oil prices have plummeted!”
“At the Capital Crude Oil Exchange, the price of a barrel of crude oil has dropped by 20% to 22 Chinese Yuan per barrel…”
“At the same time, many photovoltaic industry giants, including Huaguang, have already applied for suspension of trading…”
Ling Ping’an was dumbstruck when he heard this.
“Is it that impressive?” He asked.
People hadn’t even seen the results yet. Just by releasing the report, it had already caused crude oil to drop by 20%. It had even caused the Central Council of Ministers to directly start discussing the photovoltaic policy!
In other words, the higher-ups probably already knew that this brand-new technology was revolutionary.
That was why it caused the market to panic.
It caused crude oil to plummet and a large number of related companies to suspend their trading.
If that was the case…
Ling Ping’an recalled something he had heard on the Internet.
Decades ago, the Empire was the world’s largest producer and exporter of crude oil.
At that time, the large oil fields in the Beizhou and metropolitan territory appeared one by one.
Oil was cheaper than water!
That was why the men of the Empire drove the largest cars.
Today’s small cars were thought to be driven by women only.
Real men should drive large-displacement and high-horsepower fuel cars.
Especially the people of the Beizhou Kingdom, if the engine was not loud enough, they would be thought to be poor.
Later, with the development of technology, the progress of various industries, the popularization of cars and the rise of environmentalism, the price of oil rose slowly.
A few years ago, it rose to 170 Yuan per barrel.
This caused complaints throughout the Federal Empire, so the people of the Beizhou Kingdom gritted their teeth and took out the shale oil technology.
The oil price was hammered to the current level of less than 30 Yuan.
However, it was still far from the level of 1 Yuan a barrel a few decades ago.
If this photovoltaic power generation achieved a revolutionary breakthrough…
The oil price might fall back to the level of a few decades ago.
If that was the case..
Ling Ping’an silently mourned for the oil-producing countries for three seconds in his heart.
The development of modern industry had made the oil-producing countries extremely rich.
Their wealth was built on the high price of oil.
Once the Federal Empire’s photovoltaic industry matured, cheap photovoltaic electricity would become the main source of energy.
The good days of the oil-producing countries would probably come to an end soon.
Just like those island countries that relied on selling bird droppings and stones a few decades ago.
Thinking of this, the young bookstore owner thought of a poem for some reason.
He sighed, “Prosperity, suffering of the people. Death, suffering of the people…”
But the world was like this.
The general trend of history was vast and unstoppable.
His bookstore was the victim under the wheels of this place.
He stood up and looked at the quiet and deserted street outside the door.
There had been no business for more than ten days.
Thinking of this, he felt a little helpless.
“How about…” He thought, “I’ll buy a freezer and put it in the bookstore to sell some drinks…”
But after thinking about it, he gave up.
Firstly, he was lazy!
Secondly, the bookstore’s business was so bad that there were no customers. Who would he sell his drinks to? Himself?
“Eh?” Ling Ping’an was suddenly stunned.
He looked at the street, “Why is there fog all of a sudden?”
He looked up and saw that the clock on the wall had just passed 10:30.
On the television screen, snowflakes appeared.
“The signal has been disturbed?” He scratched his head, “That’s not right… This is a cable TV… could it be that the television network has malfunctioned?”
“Forget it!” He turned off the television, looked at the web page, and clicked to refresh.
He clenched his fist and exclaimed!
“Sleep! Sleep!” The satisfied web author turned off his computer and stood up.
His pet immediately jumped off the counter obediently.
The little guy seemed to have gained a little weight. Its fur became softer and brighter and its eyes looked extremely cute.
Ling Ping’an smiled and squatted down, stroking the little guy.
“If there’s no more business…” He threatened his pet, “I’m afraid I’ll have to let you go out and work to support the family!”
He heard that outside, some of the celebrity cats in cat cafes had monthly salaries of several thousand.
And these cats only needed to act cute to the customers.
The little guy was scared out of his wits and shivered.
Ling Ping’an laughed loudly, “I’m lying to you!”
“Big Brother can’t bear to part with you…”
Actually, it was mainly because he was lazy!
Think about it, if Bastet went to work, wouldn’t he have to pick her up and drop her off.
How troublesome would that be!
Andrew was hiding in a clean culvert in the sewer.
The smell inside was not very good but it was safe!
It was also difficult for the Blackguard to find him.
He opened his eyes…
Goosebumps rose all over his body.
He didn’t know when, but the atmosphere of this dark sewer became strange.
He stood up and walked out of the hidden culvert.
He felt that the spirit power in his body seemed to be locked.
He had become a mortal again.
This made him very panicked!
What made him even more panicked was…
In the depths of this sewer, there was something in the fog.
He was stunned!
Where did the fog come from?
He didn’t have time to think too much because something was right above his head!
He raised his head and saw a terrifying monster wrapped in fog, slowly hanging above his head.
The monster’s eyeballs looked at him one by one.
The body in the fog was like a lump of mud, clinging to the rock wall.
The moment Andrew saw this monster, he felt his entire body go limp and his breathing stopped.
It was as if he had met his natural enemy. In this instant, he lost all his ability to think.
His brain was blank.
Only indescribable fear and terror filled his brain!
The monster’s body drooped down.
Its mud-like body slowly drooped down.
Its sharp teeth had already opened!
At the crucial moment, a feather on Andrew’s body blossomed with light.
Waves of hymns came from within.
“Abram, don’t be afraid. I am your shield. I will reward you greatly!”
This was the Genesis!
Andrew broke free from his fear and terror.
A light shield rose in front of him, saving him from the monster’s terror.
“Thank you, Lord!” Andrew quickly prayed and retreated at the same time.
He knew that the spear of sin could automatically defend itself.
This meant that the monster was at least a Duke Devil!
As he retreated, Andrew began to recite the holy words.
“I may be dust, but I still dare to speak to the Lord!” He had to fight for a chance to live while the power of the spear of sin was activated.
He broke free from this strange fog.
As he prayed, a Holy Scripture opened in front of him.
“Even if there are only ten righteous men here, I beg you not to bring disaster!”
The Scripture was flipped to a page.
A series of hymns were being sung.
The ancient sacred era seemed to be about to descend upon this place.
Andrew was going to borrow the power of the spear of sin and use the Bible that he wrote in his heart with his piety to summon the historical shadow of the sacred era.
The great Lord and father, the history of the time when the capital of evil was destroyed.
Obviously, not to mention ten righteous men, not a single one was here!
There were only monsters here!