Chapter 1314: Incorrect Answer
“It’s the character ‘Pale’!” Roselyn confidently declared, “The ‘bright moon’ represents ‘shadow,’ and the ‘tall tree’ represents ‘Wood,’ combining to form the character ‘Pale’!(
light in color or having little color)”
“‘Pale’ character? Are you sure?” Carlos asked cautiously.
“Of course! How can such a simple riddle hide from me? With a little brainpower, I can easily figure it out,” Roselyn replied confidently.
“Junior sister is indeed formidable. You solved the riddle so quickly. You truly deserve your reputation as a talented woman!” Carlos praised.
“That’s right! With junior sister here, we can not only win the Portrait of a Beauty but also earn a billion!” the disciples of the Healwell Medical Center exclaimed with excitement.
“Humph… It’s just a simple riddle, and there’s no challenge at all. I can’t fully showcase my talents,” Roselyn said proudly.
Hearing this, Dustin shook his head and smiled faintly. This woman was overly confident, hastily drawing conclusions without thoroughly analyzing the question. It was truly amusing.
“Hey! Why are you laughing? Do you think I’m wrong?” Roselyn’s eyes narrowed, and she looked displeased after catching a glimpse of Dustin’s hidden smile.
“Of course, it’s wrong,” Dustin said casually. “The key point in ‘bright moon hiding behind tall trees’ is the word ‘hidden’ (hiding). The character you randomly pieced together cannot possibly be the correct answer.”
“Hmph! Who do you think you are? You dare to lecture me?” Roselyn scolded. “I’m well-versed in poetry, music, chess, calligraphy, and painting. Why do you have the audacity to instruct me?”
“That’s right! Junior sister is a recognized talented woman. She has excelled in literature and the arts since she was a child. You, a villager from the mountains, have no right to show off in front of junior sister,” Carlos sneered.
“I’m just reminding you. Believe it or not, it’s up to you,” Dustin shrugged.
After all, it wasn’t him who was making a fool of himself.
“Mr. Rhys, judging from your tone, do you already have an answer?” Carlos asked casually.
“If I’m not mistaken, the answer should be the character hidden,” Dustin replied.
Carlos stroked his chin, but before he could ask further, Roselyn snorted, “What ‘hidden’ character? It’s complete nonsense! The riddle clearly refers to the moon and trees, so it can only be the character ‘Pale.’ What does hidden have to do with it? You’re just pretending to know!”
“I’ll say it again, believe it or not, it’s up to you,” Dustin said, not interested in arguing.
Some people are just stubborn and refuse to admit their mistakes.
“Senior brother, this guy is just seeking attention. Don’t pay attention to him. Listen to me, report the answer as ‘pale’ (a character), and you’ll definitely secure the first question!” Roselyn was extremely confident.
“Alright! Junior sister’s talent is outstanding, and I trust you!” Carlos nodded and immediately raised his hand. “Manager Kaizen, I know the answer to the riddle!”
“Oh?” The Manager raised an eyebrow and smiled. “May I ask, what is the answer, Mr. Carlos?”
“It’s ‘Pale’ (a character)!” Carlos declared confidently. “The riddle ‘The bright moon hides the tall trees’ refers to the moon and trees; when combined, they form the character ‘Pale,’ and there’s no other answer!”
Upon hearing this, many people began to whisper, discussing whether this answer was correct.
“Carlos, are you sure it’s ‘Pale’? Maybe you should think it over,” the manager advised.
“No need to think, it’s definitely ‘Pale.’ Just announce the result!” Carlos urged.
“Mr. Carlos, I’m sorry, but your answer is incorrect,” the manager shook his head.
“What? Incorrect?” Carlos was momentarily stunned, and he instinctively glanced at Roselyn. They had believed it was a sure win, so why was it wrong from the start?
“How is that possible? How could my answer be wrong?” Roselyn widened her eyes, finding it hard to believe. She excelled in poetry, music, chess, calligraphy, and painting, so how could she get a simple riddle wrong? There must be foul play at work here, someone was targeting her!