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12. On the other side, a so-called “rumor- crushing squad”, apparently working at the government bidding, and numerous Internet mercenaries – more commonly-known as the 5 cents army – try to do everything to discredit him. It is true that they have debunked quite a few myths as seen earlier, but they are doing far more than that: destroying the very foundation of all his claims. First, they say Charles Dickens is in fact not an Englishman, but a Korean, who is sent by the Korean government to stir utmost confusion, so that they can reclaim the land they lost to China! You know, Chinese hate lies, but they hate Koreans even more so. Then, they say they have found the “holy grail”: Charles Dickens is actually a fake – this man doesn’t exist at all!|
13. Mud slung, angry words exchanged, names called, obscenities uttered…every side – well-wishers, meddlers, fact-finders, rumor-crushing squad and of course 5-cents army – is now engaged in a total war of words. Truth is no longer important now. Rather, each and every one of them is trying to score a point over the other. Those who can shout loudest normally prevail, instead of those who really hold truth in their hands. Total chaos, utter confusion.
14. Even Mr Dickens is confused, utterly confused. Is he real or isn’t he? Why was he embroiled in all this in the first place? After all, he is only a dead Englishman! He wishes he had never been resurrected. No, he wishes he had never been born to endure such an ordeal. Heart-broken, gut-wrenched, the only choice left to him now is to pray to God to bring him back to heaven. Wish granted, he now can rest in peace, for you know, there are obviously far fewer Chinese in heaven. Don’t be mistaken, it’s not that Chinese aren’t good enough for heaven. Far from it, the majority of Chinese deserve the highest order there. But you see, they are not allowed to believe in it…