Childhood + quiet Liaohe - Chapter 08
“OK, OK, OK,”
the second aunt squatted down and pulled me behind her kindly: “go, go, big nephew, second aunt will take you, don’t cry!”
“I’ll go too!”
“I’ll go, I’ll go too!”
when my second aunt carried me out of the room, my grandmother told me anxiously, “Fangzi, be careful. Just stand by and count. Don’t try to watch the fun and go into the crowd!”
“Don’t worry, Mom – I’m not a three-year-old. I have to respond to the excitement.”
The dark night, like a huge and boundless curtain, was wrapped up in the sky of the brigade headquarters. The disordered yard was already full of dark crowds. The noise and the noise were like the gathering of countless flies, buzzing and disturbing.
In the middle of the yard, a simple wooden platform was set up temporarily. Fifteen or six young men and women in green military uniform danced with great efforts to dance with the harsh music from the loudspeakers hanging on the wire poles. The appearance was both funny and ridiculous, which made me think of the scenes I saw on the balcony of my home.
“Oh, Er Ya, don’t mention it. It’s quite like that. Hey, I said, Er Ya, you’re allowed to dance?”
The crowd under the stage yelled: “fuck, dance a night of loyalty dance, give two days of double work, who does not dance!”
“Huo Huo, when will the black boy learn to dance? I didn’t know he had these two sons!”
“The work points are not all for a few work points. Don’t we all say that money can make ghosts move the mill? You say, black boy is stupid or not, stupid. He is so stupid that he is famous. However, he learned to dance for his work! Ah — “
” hee hee, you see, Mary’s ass is really big! ”
“Let’s go, let’s go. Don’t be such a poor motherfucker!”
Several young men with big guns in their arms and cigarettes in their mouths pushed a thin old man with a big brand on his chest and walked into the yard of the production team with his head shaking: “go, go, dally. Sooner or later, you will not be able to avoid this duel meeting.”
the thin old man reeled, and under the push of several young men, he muttered in despair: “you, you, just kill me. I can live long enough if I toss about every day!”
“Oh, look at you,”
a middle-aged man with a spear on his back said with a smile: “Hey, you, you, why are you suffering? What kind of fire is this! After dinner in the evening, what do you do when you are free? Big guys are just having fun and eating. Why take it seriously! Hey, hey, the thin old man sighed helplessly, and reluctantly climbed onto the wooden platform. The leader of the big cousin called out, and the young men and women who were concentrating on dancing immediately stood in a row and trotted down the wooden platform.
The captain of the eldest cousin walked to the wooden platform. First, he looked at the poor, shivering old man standing in the middle of the wooden platform. Then, he cleared his throat and waved his hands impatiently: “be quiet, be quiet, everyone be quiet. Don’t make any noise, silence, silence Cough — cough — today, our production brigade held a critical meeting in memory of the bitter experience and sweet thoughts. Members and comrades are invited to speak enthusiastically, accuse the evil old society, and eulogize the socialist new China! Praise our great, glorious and correct Communist Party of China and our great leader Chairman Mao
the audience whispered: “what bitterness do you remember? Now, it’s not as early as possible! If it’s too early, you’ll have enough to eat! ”
“Yes, I worked for the landlord in the morning, and I got a lot of money in one day. I also provided a meal. There was wine and meat, and the same color of pork stewed with flour. Now,”
“now, after a day’s work in the production team, I’m so tired that I feel blue and swollen. When I go home, I don’t want to talk about wine or meat. If I can drink cabbage soup, I’ll just burn it up and knock my head! ”
after the great cousin leader’s painstaking efforts in propaganda and mobilization, he glanced eagerly at the humming stage: “Hello, everyone is actively speaking. Why, what’s the matter?”
To the great disappointment of the eldest cousin, the place where his hot eyes passed was originally under the noisy wooden platform, but suddenly it died down. No one responded to the call of the eldest cousin and jumped onto the stage to accuse the old society and praise the new society.
the big cousin captain yelled with a straight face: “you ah, you, when you’re OK, you can make a fool of yourself than anyone else. No, when it comes to the real chapter, you’re all dumb
a red faced man murmured in a gloating voice: “hey hey, if you go on like this, this fight meeting will be a hell of a jam. I’ll see how the captain tells the commune!”
“Ho ho ho”
another man holding both hands said: “maybe it’s not right. Maybe the black shawl hat on the captain’s head will have to fly, haha.”
The big cousin captain suddenly yelled: “Er baozi, come here and accuse Liu Youde of exploiting your father!”
A young man, who seemed to have just nodded in his twenties, jumped onto the big wooden platform, walked briskly to the big landlord, and grabbed the collar of his clothes.
“Hee hee, that’s it again! I’ll hire people with my work again
“He was born after liberation. What a fart
“Yes, the ER baozi primary school has not finished. He knows what exploitation is and what is oppression?”
“But, why is he better than his father? You forget that the captain tried his best to persuade his father to the stage at the last critical meeting. Ha, you didn’t hear what the old man said: Well, if you want to talk about the early things, Liu Youde is quite benevolent. We helpers come a little later, leave early, or do less work What do you want to say? There are dishes for the next meal, and pork stewed with flour sticks
“Hey, yes, the captain’s nose is all twisted to one side when he hears it. What the hell is this? Where is criticism?”
“Well, I can’t help it. In order to complete the task, the captain had to teach er baozi how to accuse the landlord of his crime.”
er baozi grabbed the collar of the landlord’s clothes and said in a vicious voice: “what the hell are you doing? You are an old man who exploits my father. My father works hard for you. You only give me a little money. What can this money do? Yeah?
The rice you gave to my father was full of sand. It was full of shabby teeth.
You big black hearted landlord. Down with the landlord bully
After saying that, er baozi waved his malnourished Fist: “down with the landlord bully!”
Under the wooden platform, they waved their thin fists mechanically and echoed in a feeble voice: “down with the landlord bully!”
“Comrades, shout with me: one, two, three.”
the big cousin captain waved his fist desperately: “long live the dictatorship of the proletariat!”
“Long live Chairman Mao!”
“Stinking landlord, Pooh!”
Er baozi felt that he was not enough to dispel his hatred. He spit out a spit of sticky phlegm on the face of the despondent old landlord, and then he laughed happily and walked away from the stage.
People were bored to toss about the hapless old landlord: “Liu Youde, where is your land, can you still find it?”
“I can’t find it!”
“Liu Youde, why do you save so much money and buy so much property?”
“Oh, don’t mention it. The land and real estate that have been divided are all from generation to generation in our family. They have been squeezed out of our teeth. Think about it carefully. What’s the use of it?”
“Ah! Not good! Lu Qinghai set fire to it
The meeting was going on absurdly and ridiculously. Suddenly, the west side of the brigade headquarters began to billow with thick smoke, and then, the flames rose again.
“No, the butcher is drunk again and starts beating his wife again.”
“Ha, let’s go. Let’s go and watch the fun.”
With a crash, the black crowd left behind the old landlords who were in great distress, like the flood that broke the dyke. All the way, it was surging, buzzing and crashing to the place where the flames were rolling.
“Don’t run, don’t run! It’s not over yet
The big cousin captain yelled at the top of his voice and tried his best to stop the fleeing crowd: “don’t run, don’t run, don’t run, wow, the fight meeting has not finished yet.”
However, the efforts of the eldest cousin and the captain were futile, and the whole courtyard was soon empty. Only the old landlord with a big sign on the stage was left looking around in isolation.
looking at the dark shadows gradually disappearing in the night, the big cousin captain was furious: “hum, run, run, tomorrow, each of you will be deducted one day’s work points!”
“Ah ah –”
Lu Qinghai, the arsonist after being drunk, was the butcher who killed two old cows who had devoted their whole life selflessly in the yard of the production team during the day. After eating a meal of boiled beef, he naturally got drunk. This is not surprising at all Clearly, Lu Qinghai will be drunk every time he drinks.
After getting drunk, the butcher Lu Qinghai’s favorite thing to do is to beat his wife violently, and then he makes a mess of his home which has already been empty.
This evening, Lu Qinghai, the butcher, smashed all the tables, chairs and chopsticks left in his house with great satisfaction.
the butcher’s wife blocked her drunkard husband in vain: “you’re just a fuckin ‘day, you’re a fool if you drink horse urine!”
“Oh, damn it.”
butcher Lu Qinghai pushed his wife to the ground. In his rage, he stripped all his wife’s clothes, and then kicked him out of the door: “get out of the door, get out of it, bitch!”
“Mother, mother, mother!”
Looking at her naked, dishevelled mother.
The butcher’s son was the three trousers which had cut off the cow’s eyes. He was scared to death and cried desperately. The butcher saw this, and suoxing did not do it, but kept on doing it. Like an eagle catching a chicken, he picked up the three pants that were crying all the time. Regardless of the end, he stuffed them into an oil stained sack and hung them upside down on the roof of the shed.
“I’m not alive, I’m not fuckin ‘alive. What’s the meaning of this day
With that, the butcher set his house on fire.
“Ah – ah – I’m not alive. I’m going to burn to death like Hong Changqing. I’m not alive!”
The butcher was holding a bright, shining pig knife and a long knife in his mouth. He looked at the burning fire in the room.
Lu Qingzhou, the butcher’s younger brother, tried to rush into the room to put out the fire. However, seeing the butcher’s brother blocking the door of the house in a vicious way and waving a pig killing knife in his hand, he could not help but stop and hesitate.
Looking at the funny scene, the ugly drunk butcher, and the people who are full of fun, I can’t help but think of the old Russia written by Gorky.
“It’s amazing. It’s going to be big for a while, but there’s no one to save it!”
In the dark, I saw the old uncle who was always silent and silent. He rushed out of the crowd, holding up a big stick and walking straight to the drunk.
“Elder brother, be careful. That boy is a tiger. He can do anything by drinking some Shaojiu.”
The second aunt held me and told the old uncle anxiously. The old aunt was shaking and pulling the skirt of the second aunt, and she kept shouting: “second sister, second sister, I’m afraid, I’m afraid!
the old uncle replied without fear: “I’m not afraid of him. It’s all pretending. I have to clean him up and see if he can learn.”
“Brother, mind your own business. It’s no use!”
Everyone scattered, the third uncle whispered to the old uncle: “you just mind your own business, it’s no use!”
“I’ll find a chance to knock him down. You can go up and tie him up!”
The old uncle told the butcher’s brother and several other enthusiastic men.
With that, the old uncle took a big stick and walked with firm steps to the butcher step by step.
“Roll away, roll away”
when the old uncle came to him, the butcher’s sharp knife waved again: “roll, you dare come here, I’ll kill you, I’ll kill you!”
“Come on, come on!”
The old uncle was holding a big stick in his right hand, and his left hand drew his forehead without fear: “come on, come on, you can chop here and here! Cut here
Looking at the calm old uncle, the butcher hesitated, and the sharp knife in his hand trembled. The old uncle pushed forward step by step, and the butcher stepped backward step by step.
“Chop, chop,” the old uncle continued to shout, but the knife in the butcher’s hand seemed to be in some kind of magic and hung motionless in the air.
“Son of a bitch, if you have seed, you should cut it off!”
The old uncle scolded, and the stick in his hand swung quickly. Before the butcher woke up, the merciless stick had already hit him heavily on his waist. With a thump, the hateful butcher fell to the ground.
“I told you to drink in the dead, and I told you to drink in the dead. What kind of drink is it?”
Under the heavy blow of the stick, the butcher collapsed on his back, the long blade knife in his mouth whizzed out and fell on the haystack with a bang.
Seeing this, the butcher’s brother and several other strong men immediately rushed forward with a swift and violent momentum, and pinned the drunk butcher to the ground.
Looking at the brother of the butcher, the brother of the butcher suddenly burst into tears. Then, his ruthless fist rained on his head and body: “I’ll kill you, I’ll kill you, let’s not live a good life! I’ll kill you, woo Hoo — “