Chapter 910: Desert With Feigns Everywhere
Bai Qingqing noticed him and smiled as she waved to him. “You’re back? Come over here quickly.”
“Roar!” Winston greeted her and then turned to run off.
He had to go ascertain if there was a problem with the oasis.
Bai Qingqing was perplexed when she saw the white tiger running off. She mumbled, “Why did he leave again? The weather’s so hot.”
Parker popped his head out from the lemon tree, saying nonchalantly, “Ignore him. He just can’t stop. Let’s pluck some lemons to bring back when we go home.”
“That’s of course. We need to increase the species that we have in our village,” Bai Qingqing said happily.
Parker plucked lemons while Bai Qingqing walked over and took a look at the scenery since she was bored.
It was a stretch of bare sandy land in front of the lemon tree forest, except for a few thin, narrow, and long trees that had spa.r.s.e leaves, casting a bit of shadow on the glistening sand.
The bit of greenery on the sand gave this desolate drawing a hint of exquisite beauty.
Bai Qingqing was also drawn by the Chinese cabbage and couldn’t help but lick her lips.
She hadn’t eaten plants for many days in the desert, so her body was lacking in vitamins. She instinctively felt a craving for fruits and vegetables.
“Parker, I’ll go over there to pick some vegetables!”
As Bai Qingqing said this, she carried An’an and ran over. Parker peeked his head out to take a look. Seeing that it was only a short distance away, he didn’t say anything.
Judging from how lazy the animals here were, it was clear that there weren’t large-sized carnivorous animals. There wouldn’t be any danger within such a short distance.
They had come out in the morning and the temperature was nice. Therefore, Bai Qingqing only put on a thin dress.
Her exposed arms and neck were burned by the sun. An’an, whom Bai Qingqing had s.h.i.+elded with her own shadow, was also burned. She buried her face in Bai Qingqing’s chest, making Bai Qingqing feel a little regretful that she hadn’t brought out the animal skin clothing.
Although the Chinese cabbages were spa.r.s.e, their leaves were thick. Bai Qingqing went to pick them happily at the thought of how she’d be able to eat good Chinese cabbage for lunch.
She didn’t expect to uproot the entire thing, roots and all.
The sandy ground was too loose, and even the roots were clean, like a chopstick full of thin semi-translucent starch noodles.
“It’s a pity. It’d still be able to continue growing if the roots were left behind.”
Bai Qingqing sighed in pity, working gentler. However, she continued to pick the vegetables with the roots and all.
Weren’t these Chinese cabbage growing too loosely?
It felt as if they had just been buried.
Bai Qingqing started to doubt how these Chinese cabbages could grow in this place.
She squatted down and took a look around. This area of the ground was completely bare, without even a single strand of weed. Yet, there were a few plump Chinese cabbages.
The depth of the sand at which the Chinese cabbage’s roots reached had no hint of water at all. There weren’t any trees on the ground to provide shade, either. The vegetables started to wilt a little from the sun.
Bai Qingqing turned to take a look. She only walked a few steps to pick the two Chinese cabbage and had unknowingly walked a little too far, leaving behind a trace of footsteps on the way.
A long and slender little snake entered her vision.
It slithered forward like waves, leaving traces of meandering tracks wherever it pa.s.sed by.
Bai Qingqing wasn’t afraid. She had long noticed that snake-type creatures wouldn’t dare to get close to her as she had Curtis’s scent on her.
This snake buried itself into the sand, raised the tip of its tail, and stopped moving.
Its sharp tail presented a greenish-yellow color, looking like a blade of weed that had been scorched by the blazing sun. It immediately managed to deceive an ant into approaching it.
A lizard that liked to feed on ants also followed it.
The ant climbed up to the edge of the “weed” and was about to enjoy its food…