Childhood + quiet Liaohe - Chapter 09
In the morning, my family is eating breakfast around the table. I still haven’t extricated myself from last night’s dream. Looking at my father sitting in a critical position, I can’t swallow a mouthful of food when he begged for his mother last night. I think that he pulled me out of the mysterious hole and hurled me into the endless sea of bitterness Gnash one’s teeth with hatred.
“Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa…..”
The door suddenly snapped and banged, and my sister ran out in a hurry. Whenever there were visitors, she ran out to open the door, which was her duty bound duty.
When my sister opened the door with a crash, I heard a buzzing voice: “Oh, winter, it’s winter.”
my sister whispered, and then came a young man with simple clothes, dishevelled hair, sweat stains and a strong back.
His eyes made me inexplicably red and swollen, looking very sleepy, but still full of animal like, instinctive alert, and could not cover up the endless aura, implied a spirit of unremitting vitality.
His tired cheek was dim and inanimate, but there was an air of savagery which I could not understand.
With half a cigarette in his hand, his pant legs, his bare feet and a pair of broken rubber shoes, he swaggered behind his sister and walked into the room. His father stood up and said, “Oh, the third is coming. Where are you from?”
the third uncle was sitting in his father’s position. When he saw me beside him, he kindly gave me a smile, and his rough big palm twisted my small face: “ouch, my big nephew, I’m so big!”
my father pointed to the young man who didn’t stick to the details and said to me: “Lu Lu, you don’t remember, he’s your third uncle!”
I said mechanically.
“Well, well, good, good,…”
The third uncle made a few random promises, and then ignored me. He grabbed a big white steamed bread and bit off half of it. He chewed and replied, “ah, it’s delicious. I’m starving to death. I haven’t had a full meal for three days.”
“The third one,”
my mother took a bowl of hot soup and pushed it to the third uncle: “eat slowly, no one will rob you, don’t stand up for good or bad!”
Third uncle playfully looked at his mother: “don’t laugh at me, sister-in-law, I’m really hungry!”
“Third, where are you from?”
Dad continued to ask.
The third uncle chewed the steamed bread and replied.
“Old three, what are you doing in Heilongjiang again? You are holding on very tightly now!”
Father warned sternly.
“Hey, but yes, what can I do to survive?”
while talking, a piece of white steamed bread was gobbled into the stomach by the third uncle: “Oh, brother, now, the rural people are hard to live, and they are so hungry that they roll their eyes! But yes
my father said angrily: “hard work, hard work, who doesn’t know hard work, but you do it well. My father finally found you a formal job. Do you know, how many people my father entrusted to you, but you didn’t do it for a month, just
“Brother, but yes.”
the third uncle suddenly stopped chewing: “brother, is that the work of human beings? You don’t know, the job of sweeping the pot cover is hardly a human job. The heat can burn people to death! Well, yes
“But how did others do it?”
the third uncle’s words stopped. He lowered his head and chewed silently.
Mother interposed: “third, don’t run around, don’t mess around. Now, it’s the same everywhere. It’s not easy to live anywhere. Listen to my sister-in-law, you can stop running around and make a bad thing, and you’ll be caught again.” @ @
“sister-in-law, don’t worry, but yes.”
the third uncle grabs the fourth white steamed bread Head: “don’t worry. You and my brother can rest assured. Even if we catch me, I won’t hurt you. If you don’t have your business, you can’t know, sister-in-law, you don’t know. My family is so poor that we can’t afford anything to eat!”
“The third one,”
dad asked seriously, “didn’t I send the money?”
“Well, there are so many people in my family. You can eat for a few days with your little money. Brother, I can’t help it. I’ll follow a group of people and run to Heilongjiang! But yes, “what kind of business did you do this time?”
“What else can he do?” his mother said contemptuously, “what else can he do besides speculation?”
“Hey, yes, it is.”
the third uncle grinned bitterly: “sister-in-law, can you make money without speculating? Hehe, but yes, “the third uncle turned his dirty face to his father:” brother, this time, it’s a bloody tragedy!
A group of us ran to Heilongjiang Province, and there was no good business to do. We wanted to carry potatoes and plant seeds, but the goal was too big, so we couldn’t carry them. So, we thought of pouring soybean oil!
my father muttered, “soybean oil is a very popular commodity, so it’s not allowed to take it on the car!”
“Yes, brother, the more popular the things, the more money we make. Hey, we have a way. Each of us gets an old tire, fills the tire with soybean oil, and carries it to the car secretly!”
dad exclaimed in surprise: “third, you really want to come out!”
“Hi, but it is.”
the third uncle suddenly sighed and grabbed the fifth piece of white steamed bread: “brother, don’t mention it. It’s miserable. In the car, it’s not bad. I couldn’t carry my back when I got off. So I put the tire on the ground and rolled outside the platform. Damn it, if I’m not careful, the tire will hit an iron nail. But yes, my God, it’s over. The tire has a big hole in it. It’s over. It’s over. It’s over. It’s over. It’s over. It’s over. It’s over. It’s over. It’s over. It’s over. It’s over. It’s over. It’s over. It’s over. The third uncle shrugs helplessly Shoulder: “but yes, it’s over, it’s over, it’s all over. A whole tire of soybean oil has come out of his mother’s mouth. Alas, this trip to Heilongjiang, I have to pay for my old cunt and even throw my old capital in. It’s over…”
“Forget it, forget it.”
dad grabbed the white steamed bread in the hands of the third uncle: “third, you can’t eat any more, it will be broken!”
the third uncle reluctantly looked at the steamed bread robbed by his father: “brother, give me another one, I haven’t had a full meal for three days! Brother, give me another one! ”
dad put the steamed bread back to the porcelain plate: “third, it’s not brother-in-law. If you don’t have enough food for so long and eat so much cold dice, your stomach will be damaged. Third, you should sleep first. In the evening, when your stomach slows down, you can take care of it!”
uncle patted his plump belly and thick lips stained with oil: “ah, I’m full, I’ve finally got a full meal. It’s not easy, nephew. Go and sleep with uncle, but yes, I’m trapped in a fire engine all night!”
I kept muttering in the tone of Uncle San: “yes, yes, yes, yes,…”
“Hee hee, this boy, laugh at your third uncle!”
The third uncle hugged me and walked into the inner room. I stroked his strong chest and said with envy: “uncle, you are too strong. Your muscles are really hard. Uncle, have you lost your soybean oil?”
The third uncle put me on the bed and spread out his hands: “I’ve wiped the floor of the railway station. Ha ha, big nephew, it’s OK. I’ll pay for it this time. Next time, I’ll try to find a way to get it back. It’s not easy to do business, nephew. It’s not like your father sitting in the office drawing pictures and doing business You may encounter anything. You have to go through all the ups and downs. Ah, yes, but it is. “
the third uncle no longer felt heartache for his spilt soybean oil, and began to describe with relish the interesting things he had done when he was traveling south and North, speculating and profiteering:” this time, my nephew, our group first ran to Nenjiang, but we did not make any business, so we had to run back, get on the train, and we found that from tender The line from Jiang to Jiagedaqi is in a terrible mess. No one pays for the train. Everyone says, what is the name of this railway line? What’s the “white line”? Ha ha, it’s probably free of money, Baila. What do you mean.
So, none of us got on the bus without buying a ticket. But, damn it, I didn’t know what to do that day. Suddenly, we checked the tickets. At this time, we were about to go to gag Daqi. We had no place to hide. Yang Pei was so anxious to jump out of the car and asked me if I dared. I said: I dare not play with my life. I simply paid for the ticket, but he insisted, saying: there is nothing to be afraid of.
With that, he really jumped out of the window.
I didn’t dare to jump. I made up my ticket honestly. After leaving the station, we were waiting for Yang Pei in the square in front of the station. It was about several hours later that we saw him limping towards us.
I asked him what happened, and he said with a red face: Damn, the place where I jumped down was just a coal pile. I didn’t stop at once, so I rolled down and fell like this.
Ha ha, but yes, in order to save a few money, I almost didn’t break my leg. Big nephew, you say, it can’t be offended!
Ah, but yes, “hey hey, interesting, really interesting.”
after hearing what I said, the third uncle became more and more excited: “there’s another time,”
“third, forget it!”
Father to the third uncle to hold a quilt: “don’t mention your busy things, quick rest, sleep it!”
the third uncle covered with a quilt, but still had no rest: “I really hold on, my stomach is so swollen, I can’t sleep, big nephew, do you want to listen to the story of the third uncle?”
I feel that the third uncle is a very interesting person, and gradually fall in love with him. I took the third uncle’s strong arm and begged: “uncle, tell me another one!”
the third uncle covered his head with a quilt and said quietly, “uncle, would you like to hear about journey to the west?”
“I want to, want to,”
@ P > “OK, the third uncle will tell you a story about monkey grandson eating ginseng fruit…”
in the afternoon, my father repeatedly pushed and pushed the third uncle who was sleeping like a dead pig: “get up quickly.”
the third uncle rubbed his red eyes and sat up lazily: “I’m so tired. I have a good sleep. This lack of energy comes all at once. Oh, but yes, it’s really sleepy. It hurts everywhere A place is comfortable! ”
“Third,” Dad said, “I still have some cabbage and potatoes here. You can take them back and have a few days to eat.”
“But,” Uncle “
the third uncle scratched his head and said,” brother, even these worthless broken things are not allowed to be taken on the train. If people find out, they are speculators and speculators, and they have to confiscate them! ”
“Let’s do something about it!”
“What can I do? What else can I do?”
“Old three, I thought for a long time when you were sleeping soundly. Do you think this is OK?”
Dad leaned his mouth to the third uncle’s ear and murmured softly for a while. The third uncle’s eyes suddenly brightened: “ha, brother, it’s a good idea for people to read big books. This idea is high.”
the third uncle put up his thumb: “high, high, really high!”
Father no longer paid attention to the third uncle’s praise, he pulled the only pair of suitcases from the bottom of the bed, dumped the tattered things in it, and then put a pile of old clothes into one of the suitcases, click and lock them.
Dad put the only few Chinese cabbage, half a bag of potatoes, and a small bag of flour into another suitcase. The third uncle grabbed the small bag of flour: “brother, this bag of flour is still for my nephew to eat!”
dad insisted: “no, third, we’d better take it home, let’s make dumplings and improve our lives!”
the third uncle argued with his father for a long time. Finally, the third uncle held the small bag of flour and said, “brother, if you really want to take it home, this bag of flour is not enough to eat for a few days. Brother, you can exchange this bag of flour for a big bag of corn flour, which can be enough for a family to eat for half a month. Brother, wait, I’ll change it now! ”
The third uncle was carrying flour, pedaling and pedaling downstairs, looking at the third uncle’s back, Dad sighed: “Oh, don’t say, thanks to the old three running around to earn some money, otherwise, we’ll have to starve to death!”
I said to my father, “the third uncle is really interesting, the third uncle is really fun, the third uncle has not only been to any place, he also has many good stories, the story of the monkey king!”
With that, I imitated the tone of the third uncle: “Oh, yes, yes…”
my father said with a smile: “your third uncle is good at playing tricks, but he doesn’t want to read books. Before he finished primary school, he stopped playing truant. Once, your third uncle was bathing in the river. When the teacher passed by by the river, he called out to him: why don’t you go to school, Xiao Fu Zi? Guess, what did your uncle say
“What’s the answer?”
“Uncle, you stand on the river and scold me
while speaking, uncle San has already slipped back from the black market. A small half bag of flour has turned into a big bag of corn flour. Dad untied the bag and looked at the rough corn flour with bran all over his eyes. Dad frowned: “third, how can I eat such a thick corn flour?”
the third uncle was very satisfied and said: “brother, this is good. What’s delicious to eat? These days, it’s good to have something to eat. It’s good to eat! Well, yes, “come on.”
dad put the corn flour into the suitcase containing potatoes and cabbage, and then he and his uncle carried a suitcase and walked downstairs one by one.
In the evening, my father came back home with a suitcase full of sweat. As soon as I entered the house, my father was very excited and told me an unusual Adventure: “Hey, potatoes and corn noodles are not allowed on the train. It is said that they are speculators. Once they are found out, don’t say anything else. All of them will be confiscated. Maybe they will be fined. I will mail them. I will pack them first The suitcase with clothes was sent to the post office. After it passed the inspection, the stamps were pasted on it. Then, I pulled the suitcase with stamps out of the post office, took the stamps off, and pasted them on the suitcases containing corn flour and potatoes. In this way, I’ll exchange a civet cat for a crown prince, and I’ll mail the suitcase out of my sight. Your uncle will get on the train and wait to get off the train to pick up the suitcase Ah, my father, my mother and my sisters can finally eat for a few days!… ”
Dad seems to have completed the greatest thing in the world, he is so proud, so proud.
Looking at my father’s complacent look, I suddenly changed my prejudice towards my father: my father is a great man. In these extremely difficult years, my father gave all the little food in the family to his parents and sisters in his hometown unselfishly and unreservedly. Although this is only a drop in the bucket, it is true Sincerely, Dad sincerely hopes that parents and sisters can get through the difficulties and live healthily.