Lin Miao realized that the Young Master’s mother wasn’t referring to godmothers when she brought up the topic. She knew what dowry was.

Lin Miao remembered a similar situation in her village: it happened to Little Ling, the youngest girl who went to pick firewood with Lin Miao

Little Ling’s Second Uncle didn’t have any children so she was given to him by people in the neighbouring village. She couldn’t call her birth parents “mother” and “father”. She had to call them Third Aunt and Third Uncle, and address Second Uncle and Second Aunt “father” and “mother” instead. Little Ling wasn’t allowed to return to the neighbouring village either. Everyone in Lin Miao’s village said that Second Uncle and Aunt were very kind to her, that they would prepare her dowry for her, and that Little Ling in return has to take care of Second Uncle and Aunt when they age and retire...

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