Study Magic in My Free Time - Chapter 21: Genuine Treasure
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Right now, inside the same room from yesterday, I kneeled in front of the elderly James.
With the ceremony sword that was prepared for this moment strapped on my waist, the handle loosely hanged from the sheath.
Then he pulled it out completely, lightly swinging it twice towards the sky.
A knight’s sword belongs to the lord, and used only for the sake of the lord.
That’s the symbol of this ceremony.
After shaking the sword a little bit, James returned it to the sheath on my waist.
When he said that, I stood up.
Fuu, I took my breath.
Since it was a formal ceremony, I was really nervous.
“Now, you are officially a knight.”
“Thank you very much.”
“The only thing left is your knight’s number. Other than that, there’s nothing particularly to be concerned about.”
He said it’s okay, and sat on the sofa.
Then he pointed at the opposite side, ordering me to sit.
“You can do everything you want like usual.”
“Your freedom will increase. Now, you don’t have to deal with the hostility from your eldest brother.”
James told me so.
Just as I thought, he really knows how the relationship between an eldest brother and his siblings in a noble house works.
“Although, your father is quite complicated.”
“With your power, I’m sure that he’s planning to use you to gain achievements for your house.”
When he said it, it all became clear. 
I see, so that’s the reason behind his complicated face back then.
“Well, let’s deal with it when it happens. Right now, it’s better if you cooperate with your father.
If he took command, you may respond as one of his soldiers. That way, the achievement will belong to Hamilton.”
After talking serious all this time, James suddenly switched into his mischievous face like a child.
“Actually, Raymond really likes pranks.”
“E? A, haa…”
Just what is he talking about suddenly? I tilted my head in wonder.
“At one time, he dug a pitfall. Inside that pitfall, he also put a lot of dog shit on the wall, you know. So when you drop down and when you’re about to climb up, you will be attacked twice.”
“He’s the type of man that likes double things.”
He cut his talk right there, and while looking at me, his smile widened.
“You, have you ever felt that ‘I’ve been had’ feeling when you’re with Raymond?”
“Etto…yes I did…”
I immediately replied to his question.
It’s not a thing far in the past. In fact, it was a recent happening.
When I went to drain the lake, there is gold dust scattered by master.
100 kilos of gold dust as my graduation celebration.
I told James about it.
“Fu, I’m convinced. That gold was a diversion. The true graduation gift is still near there. Also, it must be hidden so well, you won’t notice it.”
“That must be the true treasure, the genuine graduation gift.”
I told James that it’s time for me to go, so I went back to the mansion alone, and then went to the forest.
First, I opened my [Item Box], and drained all the water inside the lake.
Now, it’s only a lake full of mud. There are a lot of fish bouncing around here and there.
So I began to think.
Master teaching something that ‘I don’t know’.
I took out the letter from him.
[To Liam, If you read this letter, that means you have mastered how to use [Item Box]. Even if you are not,
try submerging the [Item Box] inside the lake, suck everything, and then try letting water and living things out.]
[Since gold bar won’t fit, I scattered gold dust inside the lake. There are 100 kilos of them. If you already
mastered [Item Box], that means you can roughly use other magics inside Magicpedia, right? The gold is a graduation present from me.]
[I heard you are the fifth son of a noble. You can use it as funds when you gain your freedom.]
[P.S:If you felt sorry to receive those gold, try guessing why it’s only 100 kilo. It’s your graduation exam.]
I read through it again. Is there any hidden line? I thought hard about it.
“…..don’t tell me. .”
I thought about one of the possibilities.
I went back to the mansion for a bit.
I asked one of the maid, “Are there any gold dust?”.
Before the maid can answer, Albrevit appeared.
I told him “A small amount is fine… are there any gold dust?”, Then he let the maid run to the safe, and she brought some back.
“Becoming a knight means you are alone. Take responsibility for your own conduct.”
After saying that, he took off.
It was a bit of a weird feeling, because he said it as if I’m from another household.
Well, from now on, there won’t be any more hostility from him so it’s fine, and with this…
I brought the gold dust and went back to the lake.
Again, I took out my [Item Box].
Seawater: 5,000,029 Liters
Pure Water: 5,788 Liters
White Charcoal: 318 kilograms
Jamille Silver Coin: 249 pieces
Gold dust 100.1 kilos
The gold dust increased a little.
I dropped all of them to the lake.
From a heap of gold dust, I can’t see any change.
Then I tried picking it one by one and put it inside the [Item Box].
But then, a change happened when the number inside my [Item Box] increased to 0.1 kilo.
Which means that something will happen when 100-kilogram gold dust was put in the dried lake.
So I draw out all the water once again.
Using [Item Box], I intentionally placed 100 kilos of gold dust on top of the dried lake.
The water’s gone, replaced with 100 kilos of gold dust.
It’s a complete reverse from that day’s conditions.
Instantly after that, a magic circle appeared on the lake, and I feel like something just opened.
And I’m right… there’s an opened gate below with a stair leading to the inside.
“Well, there’s no way I could understand something like this, master.”
I thought about James’ words in my mind.
The one who truly knows master well is trustworthy.
I got goosebumps thinking about the inside of the genuine treasure.
Translator and Editor Notes:
 [TL: REALLY N****A? JUST NOW ?”]
 [TL: HE ONLY GAVE HIM 0.1 KILO? HOW MUCH IS THAT??? TEN TINY PIECE?”
 [ED: Idk. I’m confused.]
 [TL: so in this situation he dumped all 100.1 kilos to the ground that is the drained lake. He picked one DUST, one DUST, (how the hell did he do it I don’t know, what I know is that he didn’t use tweezers or magic ._.) which is coincidentally 0.1. and when the gold dust on the lake become exactly 100 kilos, the ground showed some reaction to it.
Ed: Author should just skip the explanation… and make it so that when the protagonist ‘accidentally’ picked up .01 gold, the magic circle then suddenly appeared. Simpler to understand. The explanation to the process only confuses me. Lmao]
This chapter is also a pain.
The author’s wording is really hard for me to decipher and made it into readable english.
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