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The Silent Wife novel (Rachel and Justin) novel Chapter 4

After Rachel spent the entire morning doing household chores, she had a dry throat and wanted to help herself to some water. As she walked past the turn of the staircase, she incidentally overheard two servants secretly talking about her.

The first servant said, “I heard that Amber Hudson graduated overseas with a doctorate. Not only does she have a pretty face, she’s very good at dancing as well; she even won the Riverdale White Swan Dance Championship last year.”

The other servant replied, “Isn’t that so? Just look at the woman Young Master Justin is currently married to. She can’t speak and is submissive all the time; moreover, she married into the Burtons without a wedding. She’s so cheap. Just what kind of a madam is she?”

“Well, Young Master Justin has a scar on his face, but he is a man of great capabilities. Besides, he is rich and powerful. A mute woman would never have the chance to be his wife, don’t you think so?”

“Oh, you’re right. I heard that mute people like her are labeled as people with third-grade disabilities.”

Third-grade disabilities… Rachel’s eyes flickered. In reality, she wasn’t born unable to speak. A big fire had damaged her throat when she was ten, but her father was reluctant to spend a lot of money to send her abroad for treatment. Hence, her medical treatment was delayed again and again. She didn’t understand why when she was little, and it wasn’t until she had grown up that Rachel realized this was only because she was not the beloved daughter who grew up by her father’s side. Instead, she was an outsider who had been brought back to the Hudson Family midway.

Therefore, these comments had no effect on her at all. She smiled unconcernedly and was about to turn around and leave when an icy and harsh voice spoke outside. “Who allowed you to gossip about the Burton Family’s matters as you please?”

The two old female servants looked back sharply and saw the frosty-looking Justin, who could freeze someone to death with his eyes alone, staring at them with narrowed eyes. They panicked at once and begged him by saying, “We won’t do it again, sir! It’s our fault! We’ll never shoot our mouths off again! Please let us off, sir!”

However, Justin still looked frosty and was not visibly moved at all. Frankie Beckham, his assistant who had been following behind him, stepped to the front and said to the two servants, “From tomorrow onward, both of you don’t have to come to work anymore.”

The two servants were immediately devastated.

Suddenly, Justin looked in Rachel’s direction. After glancing at the dirt on her hands and the apron on her waist, he knitted his brows slightly. “Why are you doing these things? You’re the lady of the house.”

Rachel was somewhat baffled by the interrogative tone of his voice. Is he really unaware that Sue has been ordering me about?


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