Chapter 1152: Making Paper (2)
Parker quietly followed behind her. The leopard cubs also ran over excitedly, but they stopped in their footsteps after Parker turned and threw them a glare.
“You guys go back and watch over An’an. Call us after she has woken up.” After giving them work, Parker ran off irresponsibly, leaving the leopard cubs grieving and moaning in the cold wind.
Bai Qingqing only noticed that Parker had followed her after she returned to the kitchen. She threw him a glare, but was anxious about the contents in the pan and thus didn’t say anything as she placed the wooden board on the content in the pan.
“Thankfully, it hasn’t fully dried and can still be molded,” said Bai Qingqing, sensing the movements under the wooden board.
Hearing that, Muir heaved a slight sigh of relief, then continued to watch over the flames.
The fire under the stove kept on flickering, looking like it was on the verge of extinguis.h.i.+ng. Feeling anxious about having nothing to do, Parker immediately said in disdain, “Do you know how to tend to the fire? It’s easy to keep it small! Let me do it!”
Muir frowned, and a dark gleam flashed in his eyes. This d.a.m.ned leopard.
Parker ran off after saying that, bringing back a pile of dried gra.s.s very quickly. He then squeezed his way into the small gap between Bai Qingqing and Muir.
Muir threw him a cold glance, and Parker returned it. When Bai Qingqing saw that they were going to erupt soon, she quickly moved to the side and said, “That’s true, the fire will be gentler when using gra.s.s. It’ll also be even. Let’s burn gra.s.s, then.”
“En.” Muir’s voice was calm, hiding his feeling of defeat.
Parker was changed in to control the fire, and it became more even. Moreover, he wasn’t anxious at all, unlike how careful Muir was. This caused Bai Qingqing to believe in him even more and also made Muir even more dejected.
White smoke came out from the sides of the wooden board. Bai Qingqing took a whiff. There wasn’t any charred smell. She then lifted the board and saw that the pulp had already coagulated into a thin piece.
This thickness was only considered thin compared to a pancake, but it still wasn’t comparable to paper. It was clearly an exercise book.
Bai Qingqing heaved a sigh of relief after seeing this change. It looked pretty decent.
She tried to use the spatula to carefully flip it over, but the other side was a horrible sight. The bottom was burned into a yellowish charred color and also looked a little battered.
Bai Qingqing didn’t give up and tried to put it back into its original shape, continuing to heat it while thinking where it went wrong.
After the pulp heated up, some of the material swelled up. There were some obvious particles and pieces amidst the cracks, and these were what made the round piece become loose and break apart easily.
Bai Qingqing noticed this and immediately walked over to Winston’s side. “How are things over here? Let me take a look.”
Winston was the one adding the firewood in this group. There was no need to control the fire, and it was being steamed over a strong flame. It wouldn’t char up, anyway.
When Curtis saw Snow’s solemn appearance, his gaze instantly softened, and his body moved by itself as he reached out to rub her head.
Bai Qingqing was being serious and felt a little impatient after being disturbed. She batted Curtis’s hand away and looked at the pot lid, urging, “Quickly.”
She then planned on opening the lid herself.
Curtis didn’t get angry. Rarely seeing his mate like this, he was interested. He lifted the pot lid before her.
Steam rose from the pot, blurring their vision. Bai Qingqing didn’t even blink as she waved her hand.
Not long later, the steam pot came into her sight.
The wood pulp didn’t change much and was still in a pulp state, but drier. After all, they were steamed and all the moisture was locked in the pot with little evaporation in comparison.
Bai Qingqing used a chopstick to poke away a thin layer of the pulp. As expected, she noticed obvious particles in it.
“Is this what you want?” Curtis turned his head and asked her.