Record of Washed Grievances Chapter 44: Autopsy Clues (Part 1)

Finally, the autopsy…. But what did she find?? Darn Qian Lu!!! How dare she keeps giving us this cliff-hanger!!! 😡😡 Btw, I may be frustrated with the author here and there because she likes to drag this novel but I definitely won’t give up on this novel. So please rest assure that we’ll see this novel to the end. 😃

Ok, I just remembered that some of you have not read book 3 of the series and might be confused on how YHT could recognize ZQ as the real Qing Ling or with some of his thoughts in this & next chapters. In book 3, it was explained that he saw QL while he was on a trip to Hao Yue 3 years ago. He saw her by the water. The real QL was supposed to have a soft and kind heart but afraid of any blood so when she saw an injured rabbit, she wanted to help it but was afraid to touch it. This scene was the first time YHT saw the real QL & fell in “love” (whatever definition of love for an emperor who always has a lot of women in his harem 😁). It was probably more that he wanted to conquer this beautiful & talented woman. That was the reason why he wanted QL to be his woman and was willing to use any trick to press Hao Yue’s emperor to “gift” her to him. He always wanted QL for him so when Hao Yue’s emperor gifted the other two sisters, he bestowed one to LXY and one to SL. He always knew that the woman who was living in the harem was not QL, only someone that looked a lot like QL but he didn’t know that she was the woman who was supposed to be given to LXY (or the real QF). This mixup will be explained in ch 50ish, I think. There will be a long scene between ZQ & YHT in ch 60 when YHT recalled their meeting for the first time (well, the meeting between the real QL & YHT). I hope this explanation helps with some of your questions about YHT and QL’s past.

This chapter was translated for only. And only for those people who don’t mind reading unprofessional translation that was being translated FREELY using the translator’s and editor’s own free times. So rude & entitled people aren’t welcome to read this translation!!! So GO AWAY….


Why did Prime Minister Lou madam’s complexion like this? This style of her dress? Also why did she appear inside the main hall? Everything made people doubtful, but the two people were holding hands at the main hall. Prime Minister Lou was gazing at the female tenderly, not leaving his gaze for a moment. Even if Xu Xun Si’s heart had more doubt, he also could not question the status of the woman.

Prime Minister Lou’s madam would do the autopsy for Seventh sister personally, what could he still say? Xu Xun Si could only answered: “Since it is Madam Lou, Ben wang (I) naturally did not have any objection.”

Slowly releasing Zhuo Qing’s hand, Lou Xi Yan’s soft voice said: “Go, ok, I will wait for you.”

This much ‘gentle and soft’ expression of him, she still could not bear this!! Zhuo Qing nodded quickly and walked to Dan Yu Lan’s side and asked: “Where do I examine?”

Dan Yu Lan was just about to open his mouth, Yan Hong Tian’s impetuous and overcast voice coldly echoed: “Just examine inside the main hall.”

Good! Very good! Extraordinarily good! This darn female unexpectedly pretended not to recognize him!! He wanted to see, how could that woman who was afraid of a dead rabbit for half a day do an autopsy!

“Someone comes, pull the curtain covering veil.” Yan Hong Tian faced the palace eunuch who was at the side and muttered a few sentences, the palace eunuch hurriedly nodded, hurriedly ran out.

Inside the main hall……. to do an autopsy?

The many state officials were choking, but the Emperor’s capricious way, who would dare to be so talkative, even Xu Xun Si was also staring blankly and forgetting to oppose. Reacting after, four palace maids were already holding one block of two feet tall white raw cotton silk and walking to the main hall. The four people encircled the corpse of Xu Yan Yun, surrounded in all four directions, but the cloths could only cover half a person’s height, barely enough to cover the corpse that was laying on the ground.

This curtain covering veil was a little too short, ok? Everyone’s heart was wondering, several palace eunuchs once again held up a pair of light muslin (cotton fabric), eight people pulled open the light muslin, encircled the four palace maids to cover the outside of all the four directions, the light muslin was held up above people’s head, two layers to separate it, they already could not see the corpse that was laying on the ground.

Zhuo Qing stood outside of the layer upon layer of curtain covering veils, with a gloomy face, what did they do? This was an autopsy, and not an open masquerade party, to be able to use this much elegant?

Zhuo Qing impatiently lifted open the first layer of the light muslin, Dan Yu Lan’s voice echoed from behind: “Miss Qing, please use these.”

Zhuo Qing turned around, at Dan Yu Lan’s side stood one servant, his hand was carrying a tray, one pair of white gloves and an iron scissor were on it.

She just thought about this problem a moment ago, did not have any medical glove to use, she was in difficulty concentrating on how to do an autopsy. Picking up the plain white gloves, soft and tough texture for her satisfaction.

Behind Dan Yu Lan, there was a small table, one servant who dressed as a young male was holding a pen and paper on his hand, waiting for her.

Zhuo Qing lightly raised her eyebrows, Dan Yu Lan was indeed hateful, but he was also a professional, sure enough, everyone’s success was entirely not without any reason!

Taking the tray, Zhuo Qing lifted open the light muslin, stepped across about half a meter of the tall cotton cloth fence, she finally was in close range to look at the corpse. Half squatting, Zhuo Qing carefully opened Xu Yan Yun’s clothing with a scissor.

The light muslin curtain was down, Zhuo Qing’s complexion was tranquil and cold, could not see any trace of fluster. Everyone also knew in the end, why they wanted to do this two layers of draperies, there was a raw white cotton cloth separation, nobody could see the corpse that was on the ground, but the thin light muslin absolutely could not be used as any barrier, Zhuo Qing’s every movement could be seen clearly by everyone at the outside.

After finishing to remove the clothing, Zhuo Qing’s bright sharp eyes concentratedly watched in front of the corpse, clearly and slightly cold voice echoed in the main hall: “The female’s deceased, age between 16 to 22 years, the livor mortis had not yet appeared and rigor mortis was at an early appearance, time of death was approximately at half a shichen (1 hour). The deceased’s complexion was blueish black, eyeballs were protruded, the mouth was slightly opened, mouth, nose, eyes, all had purplish black bloodstained.”

Lightly lifting up the corpse because she formerly used her hands excessively to exert her own physically and they were stiffed. Looking over afterwards, Zhuo Qing also turned to examine the feet for the first time, she did not let off every little spot, after for a very long time, she said: “The deceased’s skin presented a mild bluish green, fingers and fingernails appeared greenish black, two legs and toenails were mild bluish green. The deceased’s throat had a distinct greenish black stripe, abdomen looked normal.”

Strange, generally, taking poison medicine orally to die, the deceased’s hands, feet and toenails colors would definitely identical. Moreover if the poison appeared to surface on the body’s appearance, besides the throat, the esophagus (food pipe) and the stomach would be the places where the poison stayed for the longest time, so there should be more obvious appearances that surfaced on the body! Could it be that the red scarlet worm’s venom was relatively exceptional? She did not have any toxicology analysis report on her hand, so troublesome!

No real evidence, Zhuo Qing could only guest in her heart, the hand also did not stay idle, lightly turning over the corpse, Zhuo Qing with concentration, carefully examined the corpse’s back every tiny spot of the skin afterwards, continued to answer: “The back did not yet appear abnormal, the skin’s surface did not have any distinct injury.”

Preliminary determination, the snake venom’s neurotoxin inhibited the respiratory center and vascular center, which caused the respiratory and circulatory failure, cytotoxic (toxic to cells, cell-toxic, cell-killing) caused red blood cell lysis (lysis refers to the breaking down of the membrane of a cell), tissue necrosis (a form of cell injury which results in the premature death of cells in living tissue, is caused by infection, toxins or trauma), resulting in the death of the deceased in a short time. But Zhuo Qing always felt somewhat fishy, half squatting next to the deceased, Zhuo Qing lightly untied the deceased’s hair that was in a high bun, took apart the golden hairpin on her head, used her ten fingers to extend among the deceased’s hair, pushed aside the hair a little bit to examine the skull.

Looking at her not speaking for a long time, Xu Xun Si was somewhat impatient and said: “Are you done examining?!”

Unfortunately, there was no one who replied to him in the entire main hall, everyone’s eyes were rigidly watching attentively at the vague, serious and beautiful shadow who was inside the light muslin curtain.

Nobody paid attention to him, Xu Xun Si embarrassingly coughed and said: “Fine, since you all finish examining, Ben wang wants to take away Seventh sister’s corpse.”

Xu Xun Si’s speaking voice had just left, inside the curtain covering veil, the bright and shiny eyes played across, a clear and cold’s female voice echoed one more time: “Hold on.”

She finally found it…..

Chapter 43: Who Exactly Was I?

Chapter 45: Autopsy Clues (Part 2)


35 thoughts on “Record of Washed Grievances Chapter 44: Autopsy Clues (Part 1)

  1. ………..γ ̄ヽ………Thanks!…………
    …….r’-‘| O |…~……..Sian!!……..
    …………| ,|……~…….(´・ω・`)……..
    ……..,,-/ ̄|、…………O旦と )……..

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  2. Such a suspicious person… How could you believe that your not-exactly-sister did not poison this person? You should just accept the verdict and go home. [/Sarcasm]

    Thanks for the chapter! Can’t wait to find out what she found… 😉

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  3. Ah I remember the fuss the emperor made on this switch XD
    Nonetheless I too wish the author didn’t overuse the cliffhanger method but this one is more bearable than some of her other ones.
    Thank you for the dedication you have for translating for us! I appreciate the time and perseverance through these cliffhangers!

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  4. My heart was thundering the whole time I read it cause damn it, she’s so awesome when she does an autopsy. *wipes sweat from brow* ok Sian, here’s the deal, I’ll give you a million dollars. Translate the book in one go and email it to me. It’s my money so the others have to read it at the normal pace.

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    • Hahaha… I have only translated up to ch 59, which was humongous, by the way, 8 word document pages. 😳😳😳 I’m in the middle of reading ch 60 which I think will break the 8 pages record for ch 59 😁😁😁. I have promised myself that once I’m done translating all of the chapters, I’ll post it every day…

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  5. Oh!!! Wait a minute!!!!! That’s why that guy framed LXY for the missing gold case! To get ZQ to leave him and to sweep her off her feet before that happened! Also he deliberately did on their wedding day to publicly humiliate them and any normal woman to separate from her man.

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  6. Dagnammit Qian Lu! This and the real Qing Feng story is at the most crucial cliffhanger!!! Why does she keep tprturing us non-chinese speaking audience!

    Btw, idk if this sites owner would allow it, but if you would like to read the real Qing Feng’s story just visit this blog this comment would be post that is)

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    • Nutty has a link somewhere in the index, I think that shows all the blogs for the 3 books. And I’ve been scanning book 3 every now & then. Some people elect not to read book 3 because a. They don’t like to deal with the harem issue, b. They want to wait until they finish reading book 1 & 2 first before jumping into book 3, c. They don’t have the heart to read book 3. Hahaha… That love & hate story about YHT and QF are not for everybody.


      • I understand reason 3. What YHT did to QF is stomach churning that’ll turn off a lot of readers especially the younger one’s. Fortunately(or unfortunately), although I don’t condone his action, I’ve already read things that is much worst than what YHT have done that I can continue on with the story. Besides, I’m already reading it for Qing Feng and for how she can survive the most cruel place and position a young person to be in.

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      • So agree with you. I encouraged a few of my readers & Din2 also to read book 3, once it’s done being translated. I’m also reading book 3 for QF only. As much I love ZQ, I think QF is by far the strongest sister of the 3. 😍😍😍 Too bad Qian lu wrote such a pity story for QF 😂😂


  7. Thanks Sian and Din2 for the chapters. Appreciate your statement that you will not give up. So sweet of LXY. Just love their interaction. Can’t wait to find out what ZQ discovers.

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  8. I’m thinking what if the three sisters ended living in different manors? If Gu Yun lived in the Palace she would have kicked the emperor’s dragón balls (hahaha) she would even kicked the balls the eunuchs don’t have and flee far away, she would have adventures outside and perhaps meeting Ao Tian, maybe she would be part of the bounty Hunter group he has.
    If Zhuo Qing ended in the Palace, nooo I don’t want to start imagining that, the emperor would force himself on her almost immediately since she has the body of QL, although she would be doing autopsies eventually since the Palace have assassinations as the order of the day. Her route would be too complex, perhaps she would escape that hell and somehow she meet Gu Yun who by then knows the method to return to their world.
    If QF ended in the general Su manor, mmmm I think she would be ignored by Su Ling unless the sword chooses her. And maybe Su Ren would fall in love with her instead of Su Yu. I don’t know, the plot would be somehow boring since there wouldn’t be any action, and the Su manor is quite calm with no treasons or super evil sly characters as that palace.
    If Gu Yun lived in the prime minister’s manor that would be hilarious given her personality. Perhaps they would develop a relationship more like brother-sister. But Gu Yun would be bored to death in that manor. I think she would end working with Dan Yu Lan resolving crimes.
    In conclusión they are were they are because there couldn’t be any other way.
    Sorry QF you ended living in the worst place. 😦

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    • My own personal opinion, I don’t think either ZQ or GY will survive living in a palace where they have to deal with the evil and conniving women in the harem. After all, they’re from modern world so they will have a very hard time adjusting living in the palace. So QF unfortunately is the only candidate to be sent to the palace as she’s the only real sister who is already living in that “oppressive era”. But it’s definitely interesting if Qian Lu somehow changes the plots.

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