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World teacher – chapter 14

Chapter 14 of World teacher, I guess there is not much to say. If you want chapter 13, you can go check the mtl on baka-tsuki, Nexus was supposed to translate that but he felt it was useless since 20 other persons translated it for some reason, organize yourselves people, tsk tsk tsk

The road to gaining trust

There are silver-wolf tribe villages scattered all across the Adroad continent.

One of those is the west village, that’s the village where Emilia and Reus used to live. Surrounded by a forest, it’s a peaceful village which makes a living by hunting and farming…… or so it used to be.

I’m saying “it used to be” because I heard that the village is no more and has already collapsed without leaving a trace.

A little more than a year ago, Emilia and Reus used to live peacefully, however, the village was suddenly attacked by a monster pack.

Naturally, they resisted, but they started getting pushed back by the monsters that exceeded the residents by far. Though Emilia’s father was a powerful chief who fought bravely, he was eaten right before Emilia’s eyes, not being able to win against the strength of numbers.

Reus thankfully didn’t have to look at the scene since he had stayed with his mother. A monster had approached the sobbing Emilia, but her mother jumped in and saved her by a hair’s breadth. Though the three kept running away, they ended up being surrounded by monsters, the mother entrusted Emilia with her younger brother and leaped into the group of monsters by herself.

Thanks to the assault that took their mother’s life, the two were able to run away from the monsters’ pack.

Distancing themselves from the village, the two kept running while clueless about directions. They were exhausted before long, and they were picked up by humans who happened to pass by, but those guys were, unfortunately, slave traders. Though treating them as merchandise should have been enough as it was, this is a different world. The treatment of two seems to have been terrible. They were not given enough meals, and being kicked and punched for resisting even a little was commonplace for them.

Emilia wasn’t able to talk, it seems to be because her throat was damaged from eating what she was given which was poisoned without her knowing. Reus had eaten it before to foretaste and fell sick, because of that, he became mistrustful of people and doesn’t eat.

Still, in order not to waste their parents’ sacrifice, they kept living. While the two repeatedly resisted without being sold, their lives as slaves had kept going for almost a year before they noticed.

And then, an opportunity to run away came at last.

The slave traders’ convoy was attacked by a swarm of monsters. Having been driven out of their village by a group of monsters, being conversely helped by one was sad.

Under the cover of the confusion, the pair ran away and kept on wandering in the forest while frightened by the monsters. Continuously losing mana to their collars, they encountered a monster while unsteady on their feet. Although they continued to escape desperately, they just couldn’t do it and they finally ended up falling from losing all their strength.

That’s where I intervened.

【”Oh boy, those two were at that place for that kind of reason….”】(Lior)

Several days after picking up the pair, I was relaxing at Lior’s house. I finished a fierce battle some time ago in today’s daily bout and I’m now taking a rest while drinking tea. And since I was asked about the two people in question, I explained.

【”Mhm, a group of monsters attacked their village, huh? And you said they lived as slaves afterwards too? Those fellows are really unlucky.】(Lior)
【”Honestly. And their health maintenance is no laughing matter either, even though their injuries are healing steadily.”】(Sirius)
【”And their parents disappeared before their eyes, the trauma has got to be deep, right? Then, what are you gonna do?”】(Lior)
【”At first, I have to befriend them.”】(Sirius)

The two have a firm will to get stronger. Getting stronger is an important factor.

However, each of them has a small problem.

First, Emilia; she’s obedient since she understands that she owes her life to me, but her insides are extremely unstable.

Although she seems like a brave older sister when in front of her younger brother, I witnessed her quietly crying many times when by herself. If she doesn’t get rid of her fear and uneasiness, the sadness of losing her parents in front of her eyes won’t heal any time soon, will it? She has nobody she can depend on, she keeps enduring her sorrow alone, which she buried deep inside her heart. I have to discharge it somehow, since she might explode with the way things are going.

Reus is an impertinent child, however, he’s only putting up a tough front.
But that’s just a result of him desperately cheering himself up for the sake of protecting his older sister, in reality, he’s scared and wants to run away. Having noticed that, it seems like Elena sometimes ends up spoiling Reus when they’re alone. Elena’s understanding is really something, but It’s also natural for Reus to still seek a mother figure as a child.

I wonder if it’s because he can’t stomach that I’m highly valued by his elder sister and Elena or something like that, but at any rate, he rebels against me. Though it’s likely to get solved once he grows up a little more, it won’t just go away if left as it is.

In the end, It’s all because the trust from the pair is insufficient.

I can’t keep cutting corners on the training that will start after this, we’ll need a steady communication in daily life.

【”I’m not telling them to smile during training, but I want them to at least smile when they settle down for a meal. They’re still children.”】(Sirius)
【”I can smile while swinging a sword though.”】(Lior)
【”That’s just you old-man. You creep.”】(Sirius)
【”Hahahaha! I’m perfectly aware of myself. And how harsh of you to reach that kind of conclusion about me.”】(Lior)
【”Get lost. I’ll raise apprentices that you’ll envy, old-man.”】(Sirius)
【”Mhm, I look forward to it. So, if you want to teach them the sword, I don’t mind helping.”】(Lior)
【”Yeah, there is that too, huh? I’ll consider it. Then, it’s about time for me to leave, isn’t it?”】(Sirius)
【”Worrying about your disciples, aren’t you? I thought about having another match but it can’t be helped.”】(Lior)

By the way, in the fifty matches with Lior, I am at thirty wins, twelve defeats and eight ties.

This old-man, he’s a creep who’s more pleased when he’s defeated than when he wins. Given that he’s, above all, happy to challenge a strong man, he never loses on purpose, what an arduous old-man.
Though I barely won today, lately, Lior is regaining power at an abnormal speed. I might easily fall behind if I get careless. Since he allows me to feel constantly pressured, a rival is more than welcome.

Parting with Lior, it was already evening by the time I got done with my business and came back home.

As I get off the sky and land in front of the gate, I see Noel and Emilia who were cleaning the door. Though Noel doesn’t change, Emilia opens her eyes wide, dumbfounded.

【”Welcome home. Hey, Emi-chan, greet him too. “】(Noel)
【”A…. ah, yes! Welcome back, Sirius-sama.”】(Emilia)(TLN:She’s more polite)
【”I’m home. You’re acting unusually weird, did something happen?”】(Sirius)
【”Not really…… Ah, come to think of it, it was her first time seeing Sirius-sama’s flying magic.”】(Noel)
【”Oh, now that you mention it, that’s the case, isn’t it? She fainted when I saved her.”】(Sirius)
【”Was that… magic?”】(Emilia)
【”It seems so. Since you won’t see the end of it if you get surprised by every single one of Sirius-sama’s actions, you should give up on understanding a person like that.”】(Noel)
【”I understand, Noel-san.”】(Emilia)
【”Bad, points deducted!”】(Noel)

Noel flares up wholeheartedly while putting up her finger. Points deducted she says, but I feel like nothing inadequate has been done. Could it be that it’s a mistake which only a maid can notice? It seems like Noel became a splendid senior.

【”That’s right. Hmmm, onee-chan?”】(Emilia)
【”Good! Yes, when you address me, use onee-chan-… ouch ouch ouch~!”】(Noel)

I punish her with an iron claw. My latest favorite. (TLN: It says “it’s my latest boom” yes, it’s a westernized Japanese expression, and yes, it’s weird)(EDN: I’m sure you guys already have, but get used to our weirdness.)

【”Ouch~…… my face is becoming smaller and smaller. Please be more considerate with me.”】(Noel)
【”Sorry, but calling you onee-chan won’t do, don’t you think? Can’t you at least make it “senpai”?”】(Sirius)

Though it’s no good to scold the senior in front of her junior, my hand unintentionally reacted from the excess of stupidity. (TLN: For those who aren’t familiar with japanese stuff, honorifics are just that important in japan, it’s like she asked her to call her god or something)

【”Wait, the person herself already consented to it. Right, Emi-chan?”】(Noel)
【”Ah, yes. I don’t mind calling her Onee-san, I guess”】(Emilia)

She’s not able to conceal her confusion. However, they seem to get along, so I wonder if I should just leave it be.

【”You were a little late today. Were you looking for something?”】(Noel)
【”I had to secure ingredients for a new dish.”】(Sirius)
【”Hoho. Is it sweet? Is it spicy?”】(Noel)
【”Spicy, I guess? I think I’ll make a hamburger with a combination of my tofu and minced meat.”】(Sirius)
【”I see! I don’t really understand but I look forward to it.”】(Noel)
【”You have no shame, do you ?”】(Sirius)

As I cut through the two people with a wry smile, I turned around, feeling Emilia’s gaze.

【”What is it?”】(Sirius)
【”Ah… no, nothing…”】(Emilia)
【”Tofu hamburgers are good for your health, so eat a lot.”】(Sirius)
【”Ah, ok.”】(Emilia)

Mhm, she follows my instructions but she suddenly tenses when it comes to casual conversation and small talk.

Her vigilance still isn’t cleared, huh? It seems she recovered enough to be able to help with work, I wonder if I should take action soon.

【”Wow…… A new realm of flavor has been opened once again.”】(Noel)

After dinner, the attendants, who finished eating the tofu hamburgers, are nodding satisfactorily.

【”Unlike the usual grilled meat, this was very easy to eat. As expected of Sirius-sama.”】(Elena)
【”For something like tofu to generate such a taste and texture. This dish is pretty deep, isn’t it~?”】(Noel)
【”Yeah. Now I’ll try to do it too.”】(Dee)
【”Mhm, you’re welcome to do it.”】(Sirius)

In contrast to the three praising ones, the two newcomers looked like they weren’t convinced for some reason. That attitude is promptly cut by Elena.

【”How about you two? It seems like you had a second helping, and found it palatable.”】(Elena)
【”Mhh…. yes.”】(Emilia)
【”In that’s the case, please convey it properly. Because the person who cooks the meal is bound to be glad to be praised and thanked regardless of them being a master or a servant.”】(Elena)
【”Yes. Sirius-sama, It was delicious.”】(Emilia)
【”Dammit-…. i-it was d-delicious….”】(Reus)
【”No no. You don’t have to forcibly say it, just saying it when you frankly think that it’s delicious is enough.”】(Sirius)

Elena helps by giving them a firm moral lesson.
However, I don’t understand. Though Reus is rebelling in every respect, Emilia is helplessly difficult to read. She seems to be getting more downhearted as the day goes by, should I hurry up?

【”Emilia, please come to my room after.”】(Sirius)
【”-! Ah, yes.”】(Emilia)
【”What are you going to do to my elder sister?!”】(Reus)
【”It’s just the usual. Elena, if you don’t mind.”】(Sirius)
【”Please leave it to me. Reus, let us study a little.”】(Elena)
【”But, my sister, my sister…. aaaaah―――!”】(Reus)

Reus was pulled by Elena and departed.

Though he’s reacting doubtfully, what I’m going to do really is nothing suspicious at all.

【”You two, stay away for a little while.”】(Sirius)
【”【”Understood.”】”】(Noel and Dee)

The voices of both Dee and Noel harmonize. These fellows’ compatibility is perfect. Before I try to go back to my room, Noel calls me to a halt and floats a smile while raising her thumb up.

【”Sirius-sama, she’s a good woman―― ouch ouch ouch~! Not the faaaace~~!”】(Noel) (TLN:Yes, I know how it sounds and no, it’s no better in japanese where she says “dameee” and… you get what I mean)

A few minutes after returning to my room, a timid knock resounded.

【”…..Excuse me.”】(Emilia)

The door opens, and Emilia enters with a nervous look.

Instead of night clothes, she wore an oversized robe, which she took off before I asked her to. Wearing only underwear, she averted her eyes shamefully.

【”Well then, please lie down on the bed face up.”】(Sirius)
【”… Yes.”】(Emilia)

I’ll say it again, I’m not doing a questionable deed.

I think nothing more than that the seven-year-old girl is cute, in the first place, my six-year-old self’s libido is still undeveloped. That being said, I called her here aiming to erase her cicatrixes. (EDN: Defiring, using all the complex words >.http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cicatrix)(TLN: C’mon man, it seems pretty simple to me)

The girls’ scars are merely due to things like cuts and bruises, so, in this case, even without any complex medical practice such as a surgical operation, I can somehow manage with my mana regeneration.

Why do cicatrices remain to begin with?

When a person cures a wound with self-healing, various cells cooperate and restore the wound, but even if the skin on the surface is perfectly cured, an organism called scar tissue still remains within. Since it looks different from skin, it appears as a scar. In short, a cicatrix is not skin on the surface, It stands out because its inside part is abnormal.

As for the burning and penetration wounds’ case, I’ll omit it for now.

I apply the mana by pinpointing it there, it’s a forcible method that allows me to eliminate the scar tissue in the metabolism and erase cicatrixes. Mana aside, I think this feat is only possible because I have the necessary medical knowledge.

Although it would probably be easier if I could use recovery magic of the water attribute, my non-attribute’s compatibility with the other attributes is really bad. It’s at a level where I was almost squeezed dry in an attempt to use【(Flame)】.

Oh well, my attribute doesn’t matter, let’s start the treatment quickly.

【”Today is the stomach and its surroundings. I’m going to touch you now.”】(Sirius)
【”Please do.”】(Emilia)

The arms, feet and such have already been done, what remains should be the belly and the back, which are covered by clothes. Reus is a man so only some small wounds are left on him and I’m almost done with him, but a woman’s skin needs to be treated with care. I use 【(Search)】 while carefully pouring some mana. She endures, shutting her eyes, bright red, writhing and tickling with every movement of my hand.

Keeping the treatment going without any obstructive thoughts, I felt satisfied as the scars around the stomach disappeared.

【”Mhm, the skin has become beautiful. As I thought, that’s how a girl should be.”】(Sirius)
【”Next is the back. Please turn around.”】(Sirius)

I have her turn to her back, but there are many scars there as well.
I guess It’s because violence is instinctively done on the back, but those scars are dejectedly pitiful. Taking my mind off my worries, I talked to her while continuing her treatment.

【”Did you get accustomed to living here? Noel moves solely according to her feelings, so I guess others might get tired of it.”】(Sirius)
【”Ah, yes! I’m taken care of very well. Noe-…nee-san is kind….”】(Emilia)

Why is she acting so full of affection? From my experience, she might be acting affectionate but I think that it’s because she’s depressed.

【”Please say it without reservation if something is going on.”】(Sirius)
【”E-enough. Any more than this is going too far for me.”】(Emilia)

Unfortunately, the conversation doesn’t go anywhere. She just simply answers to what she is told. Though I want her to show her real feelings, it’s no use. But one has got to start somewhere.

Progressing work silently, and as the scars on the back had almost disappeared, I noticed one single different cicatrix. It’s on her shoulder, this wound came from being bitten unlike the cuts and the whip marks.

【”Were you bitten by Reus? I should cure that too, shouldn’t I?”】(Sirius)

The moment I touch her shoulder, she takes some distance away to separate. With a face distorted in fear, she breathes heavily while hiding the scar with her hand. Since she seemed like she was going to run away at any moment, I put my hands up and talked slowly.

【”Look, I won’t do anything. I won’t get angry so please speak up.”】(Sirius)
【”This…. This is no good….”】(Emilia)
【”You mean it’s no good to erase this scar?”】(Sirius)

She nods repeatedly to my words. Having stopped her from running away, she’s now looking at me to appeal me to sit on the edge of the bed. I revert my adult like tone to a child’s, because I don’t know what she’ll do if if I irritate her. I guess she can be calmed down if I call out to Elena, it’s something.
For now, I must dig into the depths of her heart.

【”Can you tell me the reason? Who is this wound from?”】(Sirius)
【”…My mother”】(Emilia)

Eh, domestic violence? As if. However, what’s with her mother biting her shoulder?

【”We, the silver wolf tribe, bite others… to express affection…”】(Emilia)

It’s like puppy companions biting each other, or maybe something like a spoiled pet dog play-biting his master. Come to think of it, the dog that I had kept in my childhood used to do this to me, didn’t he? (TLN: Yes, “he”, not “it”)

【”Biting the shoulder is a proof of love. My mother bit me…. and jumped into the flock of monsters!”】(Emilia)

She probably recalled it. The back of her mother who jumped to her death to allow the pair to escape. Tears started overflowing from Emilia’s eyes.

【”Why…what for?! Why did you leave me, mother?! Father too, why?! Didn’t you say that you love me?! Come back if you do love me! Even if you entrusted me with Reus, it’s too much for me! I’m the elder sister, but that doesn’t make me happy. It’s useless if mother and father aren’t here! Why was I enslaved? Why was I beaten? It’s so painful! Why, why did I have to go through such a thing?! I’m tired…… I’m tired already……”】(Emilia)

Crying, she buried her face in her laps and curled up to escape from it all.

It’s too heavy for a seven-year-old child to react to her parents dying before her very eyes. She held on well up to here, though she was just desperately pretending to be tough in front of her younger brother.

【”Emilia, listen to me.”】(Sirius)

I approach the girl who rejects me, and I pat her by putting my hand on her head like the first time we met.

【”Was your mother good at fighting?”】(Sirius)

She shakes her head at the question.

【”So, your mother wasn’t strong. However, she voluntarily jumped into the group of monsters. Why do you think she did that?”】(Sirius)
【”…I don’t know.”】(Emilia)
【”It was in order to defend you. And, try to remember, how was your mother’s face?”】(Sirius)
【”…She was smiling…”】(Emilia)
【”The fact is that she didn’t put value in her life for the sake of protecting you guys. And, the bite wound on your shoulder. It’s evidence that you were bitten strongly enough for a mark to say. In short, you are loved to that degree, it’s that kind of thing, isn’t it?”】(Sirius)
【”The last words of your mother, do you remember them?”】(Sirius)
【”Please live strongly, I love you…… “】(Emilia)
【”Well then, live strongly. Get stronger to live up to your mother’s love. Moreover, you have to protect your brother, right?”】(Sirius)
【”Yes…Reus, I have to protect him.”】(Emilia)
【”That’s right. You have to go forward even though it’s sad. And I’ll be watching over you, alright?”】(Sirius)
【”Uuu…… aa…… Aaaaaaa!”】(Emilia)

She came with a jump to my chest with a power that could mistake it for a tackle. I’m taken aback by the unexpected force, but I somehow manage to hold my ground, kindly hugging her. Though at first I was gathering her ruffled hair, I’m now gently and calmly stroking the beautiful glossy silver hair.

【”It must have been hard. However, it’s all good now, cry to your heart’s content because nobody will hurt you here.”】(Sirius)
【”Yes… Yes…”】(Emilia)
【”Be at ease, you’ll be able to eat to a full stomach in the future. You’ll get a lot stronger. Your mind will strengthen like your mother’s, too. “】(Sirius)
【”Yes… I’ll get stronger.”】(Emilia)
【”Talk about your feelings clearly. Consult us when you’re troubled.”】(Sirius)
【”Yes…I’ll talk…”】(Emilia)
【”Find something you want to do someday. I’ll support you with it.”】(Sirius)
【”…… Yes!”】(Emilia)

With the power of her hug strengthening by the end, she kept crying all out.
When she, who kept hollowing out, became quiet, a calm sleeper’s breathing resounded.
Isn’t it only natural that one would get tired after continuing to cry that much? But well, I guess her deflation should be sufficient with this. (TLN: He means that she let out her frustration.)(EDN: *sigh*, good old stress relief.)

I wipe her face, which is covered in tears and snot, I lay her down in my bed, and I spread a blanket over her. I’ll pass it to her since, today exceptionally, her face shouldn’t be seen by her younger brother.

Upon my going out of the room while hoping not to wake up the girl who was sleeping with a calm face, all the attendants excluding Reus were waiting in the corridor. They must have gotten nervous from the excessive crying and noise.

【”Thanks for your hard work. Her collected resentment should have been erased with this. Those were splendid skills.”】(Elena)
【”No, it somehow worked out, but it could have failed if I had not done it right.”】(Sirius)

The results turned out well, but I had to excavate an old wound that she hadn’t recovered from. There was even a possibility of her mind going mad from being unable to endure it upon failure. But for her strength of mind to manage to endure it despite that… No, there was her parents’ affection in play, too.

What kind of face will she appear with tomorrow? She should smile.

【”However, Sirius-sama, you really are a lady killer. Emi-chan already became lovestruck.”】(Noel)
【”You know, I only bonded with her like a parent. I didn’t do it for the sake of foolishly making her my woman.”】(Sirius)
【”No no no, a woman who’s not in love wouldn’t react like that.”】(Noel)
【”I think that will halt without delay. I plan for her to do a special training of my composition in a few days, so that will come to a stop.”】(Sirius)
【”Ah! You’re going to do that? Oh come on, you should be a little kinder with them… it’s a no go, right?”】(Noel)

Noel’s face went blue as she remembered my usual training and she sympathized with the pair.

【”What about Reus?”】(Sirius)
【”Though that child is not at Emilia’s level, he has spit out what he accumulated in various ways and he’s sleeping.”】(Elena)
【”Is that so? Sorry, I consider that I, who picked him up, should be doing it but…”】(Sirius)
【”He was seeking for parents so I should be qualified, don’t you agree? Besides, it was really cute.”】(Elena)
【”You’re fit as a mother indeed, Elena. I, too, think of you as one.”】(Sirius)
【”-!? Ah, t-thank you very much!”】(Elena)

Elena hung down her head deeply and joyfully. Why did she thank me just now? Well, whatever.

【”Where am I going to sleep tonight? Emilia is using my room”】(Sirius)
【”Then, do it in my room.”】(Elena)

So fast, Elena! Didn’t you raise your hand before I even finished talking?

【”No, I’m good with the sofa in the living room. I’ll prepare a blanket.”】(Sirius)
【”That’s no good. I would not, could not, let my master sleep in that kind of place. I’ll sleep on the sofa.”】(Elena)
【”I don’t want you to sleep there, you’re getting tired recently, Elena. A room for two huh….”】(Sirius)

Hey, the attendants pair. Why are you looking away? And the cat ears over there, don’t try to whistle if you can’t do it.

【”My room… is crude so..”】(Dee)
【”I think I should sleep next to Emi-chan. I get lonely when I wake up by myself, you know?”】(Noel)
【”Then, your room is vacant, right? I’ll be borrowing your bed, Noel.”】(Sirius)
【”No, that is-…my tail has been losing a lot of hair recently and my futon is full of it.”】(Noel)

Your improvised excuse is really bad. However, I caught up on the ulterior motive. It’s THAT kind of thing, isn’t it?

【”Ah…. Elena, shall we sleep together?”】(Sirius)
【”Yes. Well then, I’ll go take care of the bed making without delay.”】(Elena)

A smile is spread on her whole face. I expected her to just walk out, but she went back to her room three times faster than usual.

【”It’s still a little early but I’m also going to prepare to sleep. Sirius-sama, I’ll be borrowing your bed.”】(Noel)
【”Aah, yeah, just do what you want.”】(Sirius)

I’m already worn-out for some reason. Thinking about it properly, it’s only natural for me to get tired after fighting Lior today, right? I’ll just go to sleep since It looks like Elena’s preparations are almost done.

【”What is it?”】(Sirius)
【”Please forgive my impolite intervention, but, about that pair, you didn’t do anything wrong to them, Sirius-sama.”】(Dee)
【”Is that really so?”】(Sirius)
【”Indeed. At the very least, the two can live a better life under your wing. They absolutely won’t become unhappy.”】(Dee)
【”….Thank you”】(Sirius)

With a bow, Dee brought this to a conclusion and returned to his room.

That’s right, though I don’t know how the pair’s future will turn out, it will change according to my way of raising them. Though it’s best to let them find their own path, they have to be guided, so that they won’t choose a life full of regrets.

【”Say… I’ll get anxious if I’m watched that much so….”】(Sirius)
【”I’m very sorry. However, I can’t sleep if I’m not facing this side.”】(Elena)
【”Don’t lie.”】(Sirius)

That night, Elena kept watching me with a happy face.

As of yet, the early morning sky is only slightly bright.

I get out of bed, trying not to wake up Elena, who’s sleeping next to me, and I change my clothes to a sportswear prepared in the living room beforehand. I take a lot of moisture, I go out, I stretch, and start today’s jogging vigorously, regardless of my loosened body.

Since I’m running in the garden, I go by tiptoeing in consideration of the people sleeping. This is also a part of training. I gradually accelerate, and when I get warm enough, I activate 【(Boost)】 and dash toward the forest.

I don’t fly in the sky, I use the trees as obstacles, and I run through without losing speed. I kick a branch, I jump over a river, I step on a monster, I fly over a cliff, and I climb it, my goal is the top of the highest mountain in the surroundings.

Thereupon I switch off 【(Boost)】 and I start a muscule training that emphasis on push-ups, sit-ups, and running. It’s a low oxygen training on high altitude. The altitude here is about roughly 3,000m(above sea level), the oxygen on high ground is low, so the partial pressure is reduced which puts a large load on the body, the effects of training rise rapidly when it’s done like that. I recommend it since it visibly raises endurance as well.

By the way, with my master, I was made to do it in a snow mountain where the altitude exceeded 5000m. I seriously thought I was going to die, and it’s just one case among many others.

Since the time for breakfast is approaching, I stop my training here after around an hour.

I return by going down the mountain while flying in the sky and gradually reducing my altitude. This is because if I descend at a dash, the difference in atmospheric pressure might cause abnormalities to my body.

My physical exercise program comes to an end when I arrive at home.

The above is my training menu for the morning.

The magic’s assistance in easing my movements is really helpful. If not for the magic, I’d only have the time for climbing up the mountain and descending it.

When I wiped my dripping sweat, I felt something odd from the entranceway. Elena normally offers me a drink and a towel after exercise. While I titled my head in confusion at the unusual occurrence, I heard footsteps from behind and I turned around.

【”Did you oversleep? It’s quite unusual of you, Elena–Ah?”】(Sirius)
【”Ah, good morning. Sirius-sama.”】

The one standing there was not Elena but Emilia. She has a flask and a towel in her hands, but she blushes and looks down shamefully. Oh, well, she must have become like that from being seen in that shameful state from yesterday. Is she trying to get my sympathy?

【”Good morning Emilia. Can you give me the towel?”】(Sirius)
【”Ah, yes! Please take it!”】(Emilia) (TLN: She says “doozo” fyi)

I receive the towel that she held out forcefully and I wipe my sweat but… I feel stares. Though she’s also watching me with a flushed face, what stands out is four faces popping out from a tree in the back.

The hell are those guys doing?

【”Hang in there, Emi-chan!”】(Noel)
【”Dammit, Nee-san with that guy it’s just-Mmmhmhm!”】(Reus) (TLN: Someone is covering his mouth, got no english sfx for that)
【”Be quiet…”】(Dee)
【”Ahhh, youth”】(Elena)

I can hear them by strengthening my hearing ability…. such a pain~.

I shoot out a light 【(Impact)】 on the tree as a threat and they scatter away. They’re like pigeons.

【”Hmmm, please take this drink too.”】(Emilia)
【”Ah, sure, I’ll take it.”】(Sirius)

A warm drink is better than a cold drink after an exercise, but this child seems to know that already. I drink up slowly, Emilia seemed to have settled down a lot by the time I returned the glass. She took several deep breaths, and after nodding once, she bowed with all her strength.

【”About yesterday… Thank you!”】(Emilia)
【”Are you good now?”】(Sirius)
【”Yes! I was embarrassed but I feel fine now.”】(Emilia)

Just as Emilia said, I don’t feel any trace of the sly atmosphere she had yesterday from her. Though her face is still red, she has a calm and refreshed expression.

【”Though I’m still just a little sad, It’s good already. I’ll get stronger. I want to become strong like mother and father. Therefore, once again, please. Please make me strong!”】(Emilia)
【”Will you follow me? This training is harsher than your time as a slave. Is that still alright?”】(Sirius)
【”Yes! I’ll follow you, Sirius-sama!”】(Emilia)
【”I see, you surmounted your parents’ death nicely.”】(Sirius)

I spontaneously patted her head. Her movements stopped just a moment but she narrowed her eyes.


She laughed for the first time.

The young girl rised a lovely flower-like smile. Yes, as I thought, it’s best for children to be smiling.
By the way, she’s from the silver wolf tribe so she has a bushy tail, but she swings It with an amazing strength every time I stroke her. Wondering if she likes it, I stop patting her to experiment.


Her tail stops. In addition, she has a sad expression. I pat her again.


Her tail restarts. This is bad, It’s too amusing, it’s like a switch. I experiment with more strength, and I pat her with a force that puts her hair in disorder.


She lets out a lovely scream and satisfiedly waves her tail with a force that gives it an afterimage. One would normally dislike it when it’s done this rashly, right? And her hair is getting rummaged too, so why is this?

I stopped at that point since I was likely to get addicted to the cuteness. Though she was disappointed when I separated my hand, I have to endure, I have to. That feeling subsided when I tried to talk to her while facing her during breakfast, and came to a realization.


….Wait a second.

Her eyes, for some reason… she has the eyes of a girl who fell in love.

I recall Noel’s words from last night.

【(However, Sirius-sama, you really are a lady-killer. Emi already became lovestruck.)】(Past Noel)

No no no, hold on a second.

It certainly looked like I was trying to comfort her, but I didn’t plan on things turning this way. I was planning to become a substitute for her parents, I had pictured myself as something like a guardian.

Actually, I picked up a girl who was similar to her in my previous life, and I comforted her with the words I said to Emilia. I was called father by her on the next day, I got along with her like a real father.

Emilia should therefore do the same so….. wait, a father?

Myself from my previous life…. was over 50 years old. The other party was about seven years old.
My current self…. is six years old. The other party is seven years old.

……It’s a perfect Boy Meets Girl.
That’s more like the age difference with a boy not a father, isn’t it?! Of course she’d fall in love when hugged gently in a moment of weakness!

N-no, in any case, I succeeded in obtaining her trust. Overcoming her past, from here on, she will get stronger. She can do my special training properly without being unhappy about me so it’s all good, right?

As a teacher, it’s normal for me to get along with my disciple. Yes, It’s totally normal.

【”I love you, Sirius-sama.”】

I went too far.

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      1. Vivec


      2. Schion

        now this makes me curious about the elf he met in an earlier chapter…will Emilia and that elf girl fight it out? cant wait XD

      3. anon

        if i remember correctly (and i hope i do so i don’t create any rumors), the elf girl supposedly said she was alright with a harem…

        not sure, i have to go recheck.

        1. She’s certain dat sirius will have a harem. Dat’s why she choose to became misstress(or was it lover?) instead, cuz she know she wont be the main wife :3

      1. Saishuuheiki

        If you want to post a copy of 13 (or do any editing to it) I can give you access to the google docs one. And FYI it’s not a machine translation…just a translation done by someone not fluent using a dictionary (Mistakes were made no doubt)

  1. kalavinka

    a releaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, ty ty ty tyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy sooooooo muchhhhhhhh

    1. Vivec

      Considering the kind of character he is he’ll probably just take responsibility, tell her everything, and let her make the decision a second time with full intention to allow her to do what she wants when the time comes if she picks him anyways. The MC isn’t irresponsible enough to just cower from this. He’ll take it and stride and do what he must, because he can. It’s how he’s handled the entirety of this story so far anyways.

      1. haha of course I have my thinking xD I think he will give her a few years and if she still <3 him, then he will take her in ^^ that is my opinion haha I think he will be making a harem then 😛 With the elf and other females that he will meet ^_^

    1. Limoe

      At least she said it directly unlike some female characters that beat around the bush(and the mc), and expect the mc to know she is in love.

        1. Well, I don’t think it’s over thinking it for an old-man of 60 years to not want to have a 7 year old lover…. especially since he can’t have any attraction to her for the moment, trust me, when he’ll feel like it, he’ll take action real quick

            1. But a child doesn’t have a libido so he won’t feel attracted to a girl, didn’t feel attracted to a woman ’till I was 11/12 years old…. yes, I was little late

              1. Mhm. I dunno. It could possibly be that his accelerated mental growth also triggered an accelerated physical growth, but who knows, it’s all up to how the author develops it :v

                    1. Yeah, I kind of forgot what’s been said and what hasn’t been at this point, I mean, I’ve read the novel up to chapter 89

  2. So… how long did he raise that other girl? If it was longer than 10 years, it’s possible, but unlikely, that she gained similar feelings as Emi…

  3. Load Vel

    I See something strange!
    【”Unlike the usual grilled meat, this was very easy to eat. As expected of Sirius-sama.”】(Elina) <Using sama and in more polite ways
    【”For something like tofu to generate such a taste and texture. This dish is pretty deep, isn’t it~?”】(Noel) < the only one who use 'Nee~' is only Noel! (Probably)
    【”Yeah. Now I’ll try to do it too.”】(Dee) Mattakuda. Kondo wa ore mo chōsenda < 100% Dee
    【”Mhm, you’re welcome.”】(Sirius) <Umu, osomatsusamada the one who cook is Sirius isn't it?

    Sanbi suru san'nin to wa butte kawari
    And it says the 'three' for 'three servant' right?
    why does Emilia In there?

    1. Load Vel

      I See something strange!

      【”In that’s the case, please convey it properly. Because the person who cooks the meal is bound to be glad to be praised and thanked regardless of them being a master or a servant.”】(Elena)
      【”Yes. Sirius-sama, It was delicious.”】(Emilia) < no matter how im look at this, this is emilia since she use 'Hai. Shiriusu-sama, oishikattadesu' isn't that mean she agree with Elina and saying it was delicious?
      【”Dammit-…. i-it was d-delicious….”】(Reus)
      【”No no. You don’t have to forcibly say it, just saying it when you frankly think that it’s delicious is enough.”】(Sirius) < 'Ā. Muri ni iwazutomo, oishī to omottara sunao ni itte kuretara sore de ī', somehow this humble way of talking make me thing this is Sirius

      1. Thanks again :p Yeah, well, I shouldn’t rush posting next time but ya know, I did want you guys to wait any longer, so of course there are some consequences, like Elena responding to Elena and telling herself that she’s wrong ><

    2. Load Vel

      ‘I gradually slow down’, and when I get warm enough, I activate【(Boost)】and dash toward the forest.
      ‘Karuku kara jojoni supīdo o agete iki’
      isn’t that mean he is increasing speed rather than slowing down?
      (P.S. sorry for being annoying, but please explain)

      1. Nah, you’re right, he did say agete, don’t know why I wrote that, well, that part was done roughly as I said so I didn’t pay much attention and my editor didn’t check this chapter either, ya know?

    3. Load Vel

      【”Hmmm, the drink too, please.”】(Sirius)
      【”Hmm, here the drink too, please.”】(Emilia)
      ‘Ano, nomimono mo dōzo’ < using 'dozo', so i think this is Emilia giving the drink

      【”Ah, here you go.”】(Emilia)
      【”Ah, i'll take it”】(Sirius)
      'ā , morau yo' < 'morau' mean is receive something right? then this is should be Sirius

      i get auxiliary jap lang class, but im not doing it very well.
      my english is also average level.

      1. Well, I did that part with atlas to be honest, told you I was in a hurry, it doesn’t matter, I’ll check all this stuff tomorrow anyway and my editor will check it tonight but I’ll go see that part

      2. I usually place a “sure” when there is “morau yo” and all, ’cause translating it literally in english kind of makes it lose its meaning a little, the “sure” adds a little cheerfulness I guess… well, that’s just me, I add weird stuff sometimes

      3. Load Vel

        well, it’s free, the quality is good, and you’re awesome for doing both. (the truth has been spoken)

  4. Thanks for the new chapter! Lol at the ending!

    “Also, Emilia has a shit load of weird particles, a lot of desu, tsu and others, but that can’t be translated so I’ll just try to project the feeling they’re supposed to give in her dialogues.”
    I’m totally okay with just leaving desu and other particles in. It gives it more of a direct Japanese feel for me.

        1. Yeah, well, it’d be way convenient to do that, I spend way too much time finding alternatives for them and avoiding repetition and keeping the effect of the joke, it’s hard, but it’s part of the job I guess :'(

  5. Raoh

    Freaking 6 years old. . . . damn. . . .. make me into a apprentice!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the chap.

  6. jaelaun

    LMAO. He thought he was going to be called “father”. Pffffft. It seems he forgot about that one important detail.

  7. Kosaki

    Damn it makes total sense, she said their bites are shows of affection…he was patting her head hard…i wonder what level sign of affection that is to their tribe…

    1. It’s not really bad, it’s just an mtl so there are some inaccurate things and some mistakes here and there and some small problems with the tenses

      1. Some guy did an MTL of chapter 14, while the TL for chapter 13 was kind of acceptable (though flawed, a lot) but the chapter 14 was…. *sigh*

      2. 【”For something like tofu to generate such a taste and texture. This dish is pretty deep, isn’t it~?”】
        料 理(Ryō ri) rather than using ‘this dish’ isn’t it more acurate if you use ‘cookery’ or ‘cooking’?

        1. Yup, it does mean that, it’s just that I replaced all the “cookery” I wrote with “dish” when I edited and I didn’t notice how that one was different, than it became “dish is pretty deep” and I just corrected it by adding “this” because I didn’t want to bother verifying since my editor was supposed to notice this stuff, guess he passed by it… Anyway, I’ll correct it later, thanks for pointing it out

      1. n

        I find it easier to keep them alive and working when you lock them in a basement.
        I would do that myself but my dungeon is currently occupied after my new addition (Yuuta Ren, or something, he writes that interesting novel about a reviving hero). Although there probably wouldn’t be a spot for translator anyway – authors are better. Did you know they actually decide what happens in their story? And you can make them decide on what you had decided?

        1. Well, I don’t really have any authors in my basement, it’s cramped enough with my stuff, like my old yu gi oh cards, my old pc, my old bike, my tarantulas, my editor and stuff like that

  8. Bengon

    Lol love that ending. BTW is there going to be a set schedule for chapter releases or are we just gonna wait till they come to out?

  9. exqalph03

    lol~! haha xD! Well, even though World Teacher is really interesting that it’s frustrating lol it’s hard to not read in advance, I shouldn’t have! Well, I’ll stop it now, and wait for the translated chapters since that’s better because it’s hard to read the non-trans lol 🙂

      1. muelproject

        oh,, sorry for trouble,,
        well, i do read some spoiler,, but it”s not detail,,

        now it’s getting interesting,, i can hardly control my self to read with mt,,

        (google are the best lol)

  10. RyuGen

    jeez the MC figured out that now what an idiot 🙂 his days of trying to be a proper teacher is gonna be tough.

    1. Well, he did have some experience that went differently so he thought if he did the exact same stuff, the exact same consequences would occur, but that didn’t happen ><

    2. Well there are some dumbly dense protagonists who don’t figure out a girl has an obvious really hard crush on them after 200 chapters… so he was pretty quick to realize that and I really like that!

    3. Moonspike

      At least he did figure it out. Most MC’s would go a few hundred chapters and have no clue.

      1. RyuGen

        BTW I was just joking :). Agreed though he picked it up really quickly and it is refreshing to know that we readers have not got a typical dense character XD. So ATM he has caught the interest of an Elf and a Demi-Human what race is next lol.

  11. RyuGen

    Yo Defiring just to confirm in this chapter by reading the subtle hints is Noel And Dee doing it lol 🙂

    1. Frankly? It just became a reflex, ’cause I have to approve each comment and the like button is right next to the approval button…. I don’t know why I keep doing this

                    1. I’m an S, I’m totally an S, I’m the most S person in the neighborhood, I mean, look at my pc, half the keyboard is missing, that was me showing him who’s the boss!

  12. defiring, I’m planning to take Japanese language studies this June. They told me it is divided into 5 levels(N1-N5). So I was just wondering, On what level can I comprehend or at least understand when reading raw light novels?

    1. A high level, ’cause I don’t, told you guys I convert everything into romaji, I can kinda understand phonetically but I have problems with the writing, though I did learn some stuff by translating, guess you’ll be able to read a novel at N3 if you’re not too lazy, depends on how much each level lasts, when it concerns languages, the best thing to do is to watch subtitled show at first, I mean, I didn’t speak a word of English before, y’know? Then in one summer, I got almost fluent (Now I’m fluent but it’s been almost a year so…)

            1. Un peu plus que trilingue mais oui, enfin, c’est beaucoup plus que ça en l’air, c’est surtout une question d’habitude, et j’ai appris le Français et l’Arabe dés l’enfance en plus :p

      1. Isn’t she from some water-tribe or something, where everyone ages really slowly? I remember him talking about how she looked really young, and besides that, compared to his mental age… only that ancient elf-girl could be a match for him lol If she’s forty now, then in 10 years she’ll still only be fifty 😛

        1. No, that’s the elves, you’re mistaking stuff, well, maybe they’ll end up together, their relationship still isn’t clarified from where I am the novel but I’m not that far either

          1. Well, the elves don’t really age at all from what I recall, but I could have sworn that they mentioned something about her being really young in appearance. When she came down with that water-disease or whatever it was called, he talked a bit about her ‘people’ and that they were human, but I might be thinking about other stories I’ve read where people with a water-element ect. age considerably slower than normal humans or are always beautiful… lol I’ve been reading so many stories lately and its been a long time since I read the first 12 chapters of World Teacher 😛 so I might be getting confused.

            Either way, I definitely get that vibe from her character lol. He’s in the body of a six-year-old human boy, but I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t object if he ever made a move on her rofl. Once he gets a little older and starts physically maturing, she would probably try to ‘teach’ him… but I feel like this isn’t ‘that’ kinda story lmao.

            1. Well, there is some “action” in this novel but it’s not described, just implied, frankly I wouldn’t have picked it up otherwise… it’d feel kind of weird to me to translate that kind of scene ><

              1. Lmao, yea… writing sex-scenes isn’t so bad, but I would feel awkward translating someone else’s sex-scenes lol Well, I’ve never translated anything, but I can imagine that it would feel weird 😛

                1. Yeah, I’m not ready take that step, seriously and I’m afraid of how this will turn out because the author doesn’t hold back on the gore so I don’t know about the other things now…

                  1. Well, I like the story so far… but if one of the main characters gets raped, then I will probably stop reading lol. I like gore, and sex is fine, but I can’t deal with rape 🙁 Also, if the ‘protagonist’ of the story enslaves people or buys slaves like it’s not a big deal, like that shield hero story, then I can’t read it lol.

                    1. No, there is no rape and no, he doesn’t buy any slave and there aren’t any saves that I know of, when I talk about gore, it’s just that… well, without spoiling anything, it’s not a good idea to anger Sirius.

                    2. The two children were slaves, but I highly doubt that with Sirius’ character, he would ever allow something like slavery.

                    3. Well, they were, but after that he goes to a rich country for his scholarship and there isn’t any mention of slavery, but Sirius probably wouldn’t allow it yeah, and it’s not like anyone can stop him (well, not any normal person), he gets so damn overpowered when he grows up…

                    4. Yeah, well, it just gets stronger and stronger, it’s like, he doesn’t know when to stop… and he doesn’t have an attribute, just imagine if he did, it’d be catastrophic….

                    5. Well, if he did have an attribute though, it might have hindered his progress. Like, normal attribute people could have a sort of limiter on them, while the ones who don’t can get super-op if they put in enough effort and have a good enough imagination 😛

                    6. No no no, that’s not it…dammit I can’t explain or I’ll spoil you, tch, well, you’ll discover all that later.

                    7. Lmao, it’s not a big deal 😛 you don’t need to explain it, I can wait for the translations. I’m following sooo many stories right now, plus writing my own, so I don’t really get that “NEED MOAR CHAPTERS!” feeling that much anymore lol.

  13. Thank you very much for the new chapter defiring! I really like World Teacher so far. I just hope nobody who I start to like really much dies (too early) in the future (chapters).


    Don’t scroll down if you haven’t read Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari up till:
    Web Novel Chapter 306 yet!

    Or if you don’t care about getting spoiled… but don’t blame me afterwards, I warned you.

    SPOILER! SPOILER! SPOILER! (Hero of the Shield Spoiler!)

    Emilia reminds me awfully much aboout Atlas from Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari… and for obvious reasons am I really scared of maybe the same or something similiar happening to her now. I know that it won’t happen but I can’t help but comparing them and being anxious about it… well give me a few weeks then I hopefully overcame that tradgedy.

  14. ok defiring youve had your vacation now its time to get back to work 🙂
    (ive got an excuse for not working i had my eye pretty much taken out by a branch, but bot should you see the ether guy!)<<lol
    anywars hey d how do you tl this? Moyamoya??? lol 🙂
    doc says i can use my other eye for now but dont strain it. 😀
    D im totally a klutz apparently!

        1. Yeah, well, spare me a little, who’s gonna feed the ones in my dungeon if you do that? Also, I did translate a third of the chapter, once I’m done with my studying for today, I’ll try to translate another third or something

  15. Arthur

    This is the onto place I read this LN so thanks for the chapter and I would rather wait for the translations here than read an inferior version else where.

  16. brian

    Well that was a extremely fast developement… i dont know what to expect from here on out but cmon i think having a harem would ruin thus story

  17. lol i think he needs to realize where he stands. Since they are the same age of course she’d think his intentions are that of something else and not of a teacher. I hope he realizes something at least

    1. Yeah, they do, ears and tail, I wrote that, ya know? Though it’s more obvious in chapter 13 but I didn’t translate that one since the readers insisted so much to stop me from doing it for some reason… I don’t understand you guys sometimes *sigh* but there is an mtl which you can find in the page of contents

  18. GlaDOS

    I will continue to prefer this translation as long as it has more chapters completed then the other translation. Also the other translation is being done in parts of chapters that’s totally out of bounds in my humble opinion.

    1. kiddosr

      Hey there GlaDOS, I’m just curious, but if the ‘other translation’ you’re referring to is the alternative one I’m doing on Omega Harem, could you please elaborate on what you mean by ‘parts of chapters’? If not, please disregard this.

  19. just realize it today after re-read this one, somehow the past Sirius and his mentor live similar Kazami Yuuji and Asako from Grisaia Series. his master are woman to right.

            1. Ah yeah, well, he wasn’t a playboy like Yuuji and for some reason, I feel like he’ll meet his teacher in the new life, that would be cool though I doubt it

  20. jacob

    Wasn’t there supposed to be an update? Or did something happen? If something happened, than, are you okay?

    1. When did I say that? I just said that I’d be done with what I have to do the 14th of June, aka, today, now I’m translating, I never said I’d update that very day, did you think I was translating during my exams? Oo

  21. jacob

    Oh gkd, I’m so sorry. I misunderstood what you said, I honestly thought that you where going to update. Like I had some weird idea that you where already done, and was just to busy to. Sorry for being an ass-hat.

    1. I didn’t say you were an ass-hat, sorry, just that a lot of people have been asking me, and if I said 14th, it’s basically because I had stuff planned for after the exams too, anyway, no harm made, don’t worry ><

        1. I’m translating it, calm down, calm down, yesterday I still had some stuff to do in the afternoon so I just translated for like half an hour but now I’m completely free so let’s do this!

  22. Defiring, do you think that the alternate translation on Omega will ever overtake you?
    And if that site actually does overtake you, what would be your course of action?

    1. I translate a chapter every 2 days, why and how could he overtake me? He’s just retranslating the chapters I did because… I don’t know why but that’s all he’s doing so it’s alright

  23. So Defiring, now that your exams are over, will you be translating a chapter every other day? If not that’s fine, just… if you are going to stop translating just give a heads up, so I won’t be spending my time stalking this site. Thx!

    1. I’m translating chapter 15 right now, I wanted to do that in the afternoon but I was invited out and all so… anyway, I’m translating, don’t worry

  24. jacob

    Hey, that’s better than what I got last time I talked to a China man. Last time, he just shouted at me “why you no buy nothing!?” When I walked by him at SanJapan

  25. Ardavix

    For what it’s worth Defiring, I very much appreciate you for translating World Teacher. It kinda feels like Mushoku Tensei but with more badassery ~ MC wise. I only started reading it a few days ago and already I can tell that this will be an amazing read. Again, I can’t thank you enough. Additionally, your editing is excellent.

    1. jacob

      You have a point, but I don’t think that the story will flow the same way, simply because the MC of this story isn’t a huge pervert. I mean seriously, that oneven fact, made the story boring, and it didn’t really pick up until after the first 1 or 2 volumes

    2. Digimaster

      Of course it’s a more badass Mushoku Tensei. Rudeus was a NEET in his first life, Sirius was a freaking Assassin/Secret Agent! The base materials are more badass to begin with.

        1. J’ai pas de clavier arabe mais il fait super chaud ici, zid je me suis réveillé à 6h30 du mat donc je commence à sentir la faim 🙁

            1. Ah ok, bha bonne chance, nous on a enfin finit les examens je suis tranquille là 😀 ça doit être dur les exams pendant le ramadan ><

              1. Nn elle n’est qu’au college pas lycee donc facile comparé au bac moi aussi sa fait presque 2semaines que j’ai passer le cnc des class preparatoires et la je te dis c’est dur tres dur même

  26. *Disclaimer* I am not trying to rush you.

    Question: Is chapter 15 going to be released today? I kinda want to know cause i am pressing F5 constantly and I need to know if it is Wurf.

  27. Kemm

    I really wonder why when an author has to depict slavery in a novel, more often than not only the worst parts of late US slavery are picked as a basis.
    Any slave traders worth their salt (other than from that specific period and culture, where slaves were jusr expendable resources) would have never mistreated their merchandise, since it does lower the price a lot. And slaveowners more often than not would at least give the appeareance of treating their slaves well, since clean, healthy and happy-looking slaves were a symbol of status.

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