鸦噪

来源:鬼怪吧 作者:许建立 历史人物 2017-10-11
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奄州城有条奇门巷子,巷子口有户姓蒋的员外宅子。有一天宅子里传出吵闹声,一位外地的货郎从此处路过,忍不住往那打开的院门瞧去,不禁大吃一惊。有个满脸胡茬、胸前长毛的杀猪佬,手拿一把明晃晃的剁骨刀,正把员外按压在院中的一块石板条上,围观的蒋家人乱成一团,却没人敢上前一步。

只听那杀猪佬道:“姓蒋的,别仗着家大业大,就可胡乱欺压人,快交出毛阿婆的银屑瓶。”

蒋员外被他的手钳住,脸憋成猪肝色,要应也应不出声来。

货郎走过去,口里念着罪孽。杀猪佬怒道:“你这厮是来救驾的?”货郎摇头:“你把他掐得死死的,他有话也吐不出来。”

杀猪佬的手总算松了下来,蒋员外咳了数声才缓过气来,说:“什么毛阿婆,什么银屑瓶,别无中生有。”

杀猪佬一听这话,便把院中的一株石榴树拦腰砍断,那几颗早熟的石榴,如灯笼一样,掉在地上被他的脚跺碎了。货郎念道:“员外,一是一,二是二,既然你拿了人家的什么瓶,还给他就是了,何必惹得一身臊呢?这位杀猪兄,你手中沾染畜牲的血也就罢了,奉劝你放下屠刀,别再执迷不悟。杀人偿命,这是亘古不变的道理。”

蒋员外的内人吕氏终于听清了,脸颊飞上一抹惭愧之色,转身朝内堂走去。不一会儿,吕氏拿出一个瓶子,是由钛白色的软银而铸,瓶身上纹着鸟羽花纹,俗称“银屑瓶”。蒋员外并不知道来历,忙问吕氏,吕氏才说道:前些天,她和蒋家的仆女,结伴去了半山腰的那个朝天寺进香。有个老婆婆拄着个拐棍,爬累了,正坐在山腰的石阶上喘息,嘴巴里叹着气:“看来真是老了,连去见菩萨的真容都使不上劲。”这时老婆婆瞧见了拾阶而上的仆女,招手对她说:“这篮子里有四季瓜果,有一束檀香,有一只银屑瓶,装着敬给菩萨的甘露。姑娘你能不能提着它,帮我到菩萨那儿拜拜,替老生求个签,许个愿。”说着便把一个观音竹篮子递了过去,仆女不知该不该接,看吕氏点了下头,便答应了下来。且问老婆婆姓名,老婆婆说她就叫毛阿婆,求的是毛家四季平安就成了。上到朝天寺后,仆女替毛阿婆抽了支签,把签诗和银屑瓶一并放入篮子里。刚跨过主殿的门槛,不料有个衣衫褴褛的小乞丐抢过:“我认得这个银屑瓶!”仆女哪能让他抢了,便又夺了过去。小乞丐瘦瘦弱弱的,又要过来抢,吕氏一巴掌甩过去,打得小乞丐晕头转向:“小小年纪,不学好,专学人偷抢东西!”小乞丐委屈地道:“你才是强盗,这瓶子是毛阿婆的,怎么到了你的手里头?我要报官去。”吕氏只好把毛阿婆托付一事说给了小乞丐听。吕氏反问小乞丐怎么认识毛阿婆?小乞丐比画下才说,他自小聋哑,被爹娘抛弃,是一个好心的老乞丐把他养大的,毛阿婆得知他聋哑的事后,便给了他一种奇怪的东西吃,他竟不再聋哑了。吕氏和仆女在下山的途中,一路下来,竟没有看到守候在山腰的老太婆,遂让仆女把篮子提回了蒋家。哪知竟出了这事!

 

再说那杀猪佬,确是毛阿婆的邻居。毛阿婆那日犯了晕眩,等不及下山的吕氏,便由乡人扶下了山。哪知竟一病不起,嘴里含糊只道那银屑瓶蒋家未还。杀猪佬也没听明白,还以为是被蒋员外给夺了去,闹腾了一场,差点儿出了人命。

杀猪佬要过银屑瓶,货郎打起了圆场:“各自散了吧。”吕氏拉住货郎问:“你可知那银屑瓶的来历?”货郎打眼望了一眼蒋家大院,回头道:“蒋夫人何必记挂那物什?”

货郎再次见到那银屑瓶,是在三天后的赌场外头。

杀猪佬估计赌红了眼,输了个精光,最后,竟从腰间掏出银屑瓶当赌注。赌棍们并不认为银屑瓶能值当个什么钱,倒是那蒋家的奴才,也在赌场跑堂。他们见过那玩意儿,感觉那玩意儿蒋夫人很器重,照理说杀猪佬应该还给毛阿婆才对,如今不知怎么还在杀猪佬的手上。一定是他昧了良心,私下藏了讨来之物,眼下输红了眼,才把这银屑瓶拿出来赌。奴才想讨主子的欢心,便想把银屑瓶给赢了,也凑起了赌局的热闹。没想到,杀猪佬使了诈,赢了这一把,偏偏诈术被奴才给识破了,奴才因自个儿下了赌注参与其中,心有不甘,指着对方的褡裢说杀猪佬偷偷藏换了一只牌。这下赌棍们不服了,让杀猪佬交出那个作弊的牌。众目睽睽之下,杀豬佬不甘愿被揭穿,恶从胆边生,他掏出的不是一张牌,而是一把刀,当场就把蒋家奴才的命给勾了。

赌场出命案,这场所向来是事故频发之地。官府不一会儿就来人,抬走了惨死的奴才,也把杀人犯押出了赌场。货郎恰好就在赌场外头,他看到有个衙役拿着被官府没收的银屑瓶,跟在后面。

冷不防,从愣巷里冒出一个小乞丐来,瘦削的肩上竟然停落着一只凶狠的鹰。鹰腾空飞往人群,摘走了衙役手上的银屑瓶,又转身飞去。突如其来的变故,吓傻了那个拿银屑瓶的衙役。

小乞丐见鹰得手了,便一路小跑。货郎明显看出鹰跟小乞丐的关系,便尾随着小乞丐,最后来到一处荒野郊外的破庙。

“你跟着我做什么?”小乞丐发现有人跟着他。货郎说:“我想看看那只神鹰,我认为鹰是你的好朋友。”“我不认识什么鹰,你别跟着我。”小乞丐下了逐客令。货郎倒无所谓,杵在那儿,因为他抬头看到槐木林上空,一只盘旋的鹰穿过槐枝的间隙,飞落了下来,稳稳地落在了破庙上空。不过,它的利爪并没有挂着东西。

 

这时,从破庙里走出一个瘦瘦的中年汉子,他打了个呼哨,那只鹰便乖乖地飞落在他的肩上。他抱着双臂,看着眼前出现的不速之客:“你是路过还是结仇呢?”

货郎笑道:“确是路过,仇不结,缘可结。不知道你怀中藏着的银屑瓶,是否可以借看一下呢?”

中年汉子怀疑道:“你何以知晓银屑瓶?”

货郎还真晓得银屑瓶一事,便娓娓道来:

这是早些年皇宫里头的事了。宫里有个名叫寒妃的妃子,在一场后宫争宠中失败,下场就是被罚去饲养天下最丑陋的鸟—乌鸦,她也因而被称为“乌鸦皇妃”。皇上命人给寒妃造了个如屋子一般大的鸟笼屋,寒妃与鸟住在一起,过着鸦噪的日子,生不如死。最可恨的是,得宠的妃子尽在皇上的耳边吹枕边风,要寒妃用腥血饲养乌鸦,宫里便专为乌鸦定制了一些银屑瓶,银屑瓶盛上猪血狗血,让乌鸦当饮血的器皿。饮过血腥的乌鸦变得异常的凶猛,有一次,有位受宠的妃子想去鸟笼中看看寒妃喂鸦的狼狈样。寒妃不得已,只得手持银屑瓶,让乌鸦饮血解渴。宠妃看得太过兴奋,尖叫起来,叫声把那只饮血的乌鸦惊着了,那乌鸦就怒扇双翅,朝着尖叫声啄去,把宠妃吓得花容失色。虽没被啄到,鼻尖处倒中了一泡鸟屎,气得宠妃当场命令宫女提了那只惹事的乌鸦,开膛破肚。谁知竟在那乌鸦肚中掏得一块温热硬如石子的凝脂,为了解气,宠妃竟命寒妃吞下,寒妃只得忍气吞声。

那温热的异物一入了喉咙,寒妃满脑子充斥着乌鸦的叫声,那叫声铺天盖地,直把她的耳朵给震聋了。她成了一个聋子。皇上得知后,出于怜悯之心,叫御医去诊治,就是没能把寒妃的耳疾给治好。皇上便释怀了,放寒妃出了宫,随她去吧。

寒妃得了自由,才知命有多珍贵。为了治好耳疾,她也寻访了民间医术高明之人,可大家对她的耳疾都束手无策。最后,反倒是她自个儿想明白了,决定以毒攻毒。她提了只乌鸦,开膛破肚,可却没法得到那硬如石子的凝脂。一番寻思后,她重抄旧业,用银屑瓶的血饲养乌鸦后,果然得到她想要的东西,就是那块使她听到鸦噪声的怪石。她含进嘴中,耳中果然又充斥着铺天盖地的鸦噪声,这下,她的耳朵又顺畅了,可以清楚地听到大自然美妙的声音。几个曾跟随寒妃喂鸦的宫女也被逐出宫,得以知道这个秘密,寒妃曾赠给她们银屑瓶。

至于毛家后人有银屑瓶,也就不足为奇。而这位养鹰汉子,果是毛阿婆之子,出了趟远门之后,回来毛阿婆已过世了。今日狩猎途中,听闻银屑瓶原来是杀猪佬贪了去,便让小乞丐带着鹰讨了回来。

货郎原本也是那几个宫女中的后人,只是家传的银屑瓶丢失。如今圣上一纸密令下来,要强征各地美女。货郎家的小女儿生得是貌美如花,可是皇宫深似海,他不忍女儿被选入宫中,所以,外出寻找银屑瓶,来帮助小女用耳疾渡过这个劫难。至于这瓶子的妙处,或许是银能识毒,所以银屑瓶才有这等奇效,实在是诡异的造化。

 

Introduce:Cover state city has a strange door alley child, alley child the mouth has a surname Jiang member outside house. Hubbub comes out in house one day, the itinerant peddler of an other place is in from now on transient, the courtyard door look that cannot help be being opened toward that goes, can't help astonied. Have all over the face the hairy before introduced from the northern and western nationalities or from abroad stubble, bosom kills pig man, the hand takes the chop bone knife of a shining, member outside press a stone that is pressed in the courtyard on batten, surround the Jiang Jiaren of view mat, however nobody before dare going up one pace. Listen to that to fight pig guy way only: "Those who surname Jiang, battling domestic great cause is big, but person of careless bully and oppress, fast the silver-colored bits bottle that hands over Mao Apo. " Jiang member his hand vice stays in tegument, facial hold back becomes pork liver look, also should answer save one's breath comes. Itinerant peddler goes by, there is sin in the mouth. Anger of the fellow that kill a hog: "Is your this fellow to come to those who drive save? " itinerant peddler shakes his head: "You must die his clutch dead, he has a word to also be spat do not come out. " the hand of the fellow that kill a hog loosened to come down at long last, jiang member outside coughed to count ability delay to cross gas to come, say: "Mother-in-law of what wool A, bottle of what silver-colored bits, fasten out of thin air. " kill pig fellow to hear this word, cultivate the pomegranate of one individual plant in the courtyard stump of by the waist, those a few early pomegranate, if the lantern is same, drop was broken by his crural stamp one's foot on the ground. Itinerant peddler reads aloud: "Member outside, it is one, 2 be 2, since you took what bottle of the family, returning him is, offend why get a suit foul smell? This kills pig elder brother, the blood that beast is infected with in your hand also stopped, offer a piece of advice you drop butcher's knife, fasten again obstinately stick to a wrong course. Homicide pay with life, this is extend ancient fixed argument. " Jiang member wife Lv outside listens clear eventually, the cheek flies on a ashamed color, cella of face about face goes. Not a little while, lv takes out a bottle, it is by the soft silver of titanium white color casting, the grain on body is worn bird feather decorative pattern, common says " silver-colored bits bottle " . Jiang member outside do not know past history, busy family name asking Lv, lv ability say: The other day, she and fall forward daughter of Jiang Jia, accompany went that Chao Tiansi of half half way up the mountain is entered sweet. A granny lean on a stick is worn a walking stick, climb tired, sitting in half way up the mountain breath on stone rank, sighing in mouth: "Look really old, the true look that goes seeing a term applied to a kindhearted person repeatedly makes not energetically. " at this moment granny see pick up rank and the fall forward daughter that go up, beck says to her: "There is melon and fruit of the four seasons in this basket, have a bundle of the pride of China, have bottle of a silver-colored bits, installing the manna that respects a term applied to a kindhearted person. You can carry the girl it, help me arrive Bodhisattva there do obeisance to, try a tack for old boy, make wish. " saying to pass basket of a fernleaf hedge bamboo, fall forward daughter does not know to should be received, family name seeing Lv was nodded below, promised to come down. And ask granny the full name, granny says she calls Mao Apo, those who beg is Home Mao the four seasons was become in safety. After Chao Tiansi arriving on, fall forward daughter is replaced