The Plough Project Page

The Plough

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Chinese title: 北斗 (běidǒu)
Author: 梦溪石 (mèng xī shí)
Publishing Year: 2019
Length: 182 + 6 Extras
TL status: Ongoing


Overnight, the world turned upside down.

Ling Shu turned from an idle small-time police officer with no ambitions to a suspected murderer. He had no other choice but to work hard to save his own life and clear his name.

Yue Dingtang was not used to watching Ling Shu’s attitude of “I have no ambitions and just want to get through life idly so I’ll just goof off and be lazy.”

Until one day, he suddenly discovered that the person he had been nitpicking and trying to change wasn’t a lazy useless pig but in fact pretending to be stupid to throw off his opponent.

This book is also known as:
《A story about the boss who is devoted to picking out faults everyday and his subordinate who wants to be goof off and dig pits for his boss》
《From two former love rivals who used to hate each other to taking a quantitative leap, what kind of experience will they go through together?》

CP: A shou (Ling Shu) who used to be wealthy and promising but turned into a lazy guy who goes through life idly waiting for the days to pass, happy to partake but not prepared to do any work, with a big mouth on him and poor health vs A gong(Yue Dingtang) who appears elegant and refined on the surface but is actually impulsive, holds grudges and goes searching for trouble.

Case-solving in China Republican era, HE

Just so you are aware, if it wasn’t clear this book is set in the 1930’s during the Republic of China era so it deals with the usual tropes characteristic of this era namely opium, guns, political unrest, looming sense of war etc.

And yes some of you have already asked so I’ll answer here, the MC and ML do get together much quicker/earlier than MXS’s other novels but you’re still looking at 100+ chapters.

Finally, forms and endearment and address has been left largely intact in pinyin so you will see terms like da-jie, shaoye etc. This is just my personal preference.

I will go back and edit my translations occasionally and I will likely go back and standardise all the terms at the end.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 32: Ling Shu: Suddenly seeing you after everything that’s happened just got me … excited.

Chapter 33: Turn around, I’ll scratch it for you.

Chapter 34: This is what you owe me

Chapter 35: Ling, Shu!

Chapter 36: Ling Shu as the hero who saves the beauty

Chapter 37: Three successive questions came from Yue Dingtang’s soul

Chapter 38: Yue Dingtang’s mood seemed to have unexpectedly improved slightly

Chapter 39: Ling Shu is under my protection

Chapter 40: Just blame it on the fact that I’m too outstanding, and too attractive to beauties

Chapter 41: You’re afraid I’ll renege on my debt?

Chapter 42: This was the third death threat letter received.

Chapter 43: Yue Dingtang did not have much compassion for the beauty.

Chapter 44: You’re clearly not afraid of being so full you’ll burst!

Chapter 45: Yue Sir’s luck with the ladies isn’t so bad!

Chapter 46:“Oh my heart, I’m hurt.”

Chapter 47: The two of them seemed to be flirting, the dark tide was turbulent, and still waters were running deep.​

Chapter 48: Ling Shu frowned, and thought that he had entered into someone else’s carefully planned trap.

Chapter 49: Yue Dingtang’s heart softened

Chapter 50: Lao Yue, Yue Sir, Si-shaoye, Dingtang, Little Tangtang——

Chapter 51: Be careful, to take advantage at the expense of others won’t do, but instead you’ll be playing with fire and get burnt.

Chapter 52: Yue Dingtang treats you really well.

Chapter 53: Would Yue Dingtang offend others just for you?

Chapter 54: What kind of face would Yue Dingtang make.

Chapter 55: He wants to put a hit out on you.

Chapter 56: Apparently, you two are getting ready to elope.

Chapter 57: From now on, without my permission, you are not to injure it again.

Chapter 58: These people had all been bewitched by Ling Shu.

Chapter 59: Yue Dingtang was feeling helpless and secretly sighed deeply inside

Chapter 60: Be nice, don’t hit him and don’t scold him.

Chapter 61: You’ve woken up with amnesia after a night’s sleep?

Chapter 62: You don’t know how to talk to women, it’s better if I go.

Chapter 63: Ling Shu jumped from fright and nearly threw the box on the floor.

Chapter 64: I don’t like men

Chapter 65: Ling Shu wanted to move but he no longer could!

Chapter 66: He reappeared.

Chapter 67: Whether you live or die, depends entirely on how much the one surnamed Yue values you.

Chapter 68: From beginning to end, this matter had nothing to do with Yue Dingtang.

Chapter 69:

13 thoughts on “The Plough Project Page”

  1. Qianya, hello!! Me and my beta would like to ask your permission to retranslate your project “The Plough” into Russian? I published the first chapter on google docs ( (credits in the link named “Анлейт”)) and here: (the link on project is on the right side under “Ссылки”).
    We are very very grateful to you for taking on this project (and other Meng Xi Shi’s novels)! That’s incredible!

  2. Hi, Qianya!
    I just read your project of Beidou (and I’m about to read Tianxia too soon, thank you for being translating both of these), and I’m really want to ask if I can retranslating into spanish to publish it in wattpad (; of course I’ll put the credits as it should be!

    I’ll be waiting for your response, thank you in advance! ♡

    • Hi Ada,

      Thank you for sending me the link! You have my permission to translate into Spanish.
      I see you also translated Peerless and Estranged – nice work ♡
      Good luck with your translations.

      • I never reply (by mistake!), but I came back to read the newest chapters and wanted to say thank you so much for your permission. ♡
        I’m preaching the MXS’s word for the spanish-spaking fandom, JAJAJAJA; I hope your enjoying your translations too, because we do love the reading. ✨

  3. Hello, translator.
    I just read your project “The Plough” and “All Under Heaven”

    Can I get your permission to translate it back to Portuguese and publish it to my Wattpad account?

    Of course, I’ll put the credits due. I will support you with all my heart <3

    Waiting for your reply (◡ ω ◡)
    Sincerely Li Wei


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