Childhood + quiet Liaohe - Chapter 140:
The sky is completely dark, and the stars blink their bright eyes, staring at us foolishly; the full moon follows closely behind the car and refuses to leave for a long time; the crops in the field are also quiet and enter a sweet dream, and snore under the breeze blowing Buddha; the birds stop singing and hide in the warm nest, enjoying the happiness of their families Only the indefatigable cockroaches, squeaking and whining, woke up the forest frogs that were sleeping soundly, and the forest frogs, who had been disturbed to sleep, began to grunt in a bad breath.
It began to rain outside the car again. The rain was getting heavier and heavier. From nowhere, a lot of mud came out, making the original smooth road surface muddy and messy.
I felt the car skidding. I stopped talking and was concentrating on the steering wheel.
Suddenly, with a creak, the car quickly slipped to the edge of the road, and I was in a hurry.
I’m shaking my head, and I’m standing on the side of the road
I was startled: “it was so close that I almost didn’t turn into the ditch!”
The rear wheel of the car is only a few centimeters away from the roadbed. If the car slides a little bit to the outside, we, the people of the car, will be thrown into the deep ditch. Under the heavy pressure of the car and the merciless impact, we will be killed or injured.
I scrambled into the cab, hands shaking involuntarily, looking at the steering wheel for a long time, afraid to touch, as if afraid of being shocked.
I slowly moved the car back to the middle of the road, and everyone in the car was silent.
The car adjusted its mood, and then it began to run again, the engine roared fiercely, releasing a scorching wave.
The rain is getting heavier and heavier. Just now the stars are all over the sky. At this time, I don’t know where to hide. The moon behind the car endlessly is scared by that amazing scene, and simply runs away!
When you look up, there are many pools of uneven size, some of which are connected with each other. They are like a large mirror of grotesque shape, reflecting the dark sky coldly.
Luxuriant crops may not accept too much rain and hide in the ground, and suddenly disappear without a trace, only the ups and downs of the grass, sometimes disappear, foolishly staring at the tragic night sky.
Suddenly, the wilderness seemed empty and desolate.
The crooked and lonely poplars stand out in the grass like a flock of chickens. The young branches sway weakly and sob in a low voice.
The car drove into the prairie.
The more the car goes, the worse the road gets. I take a closer look at it. I don’t know when the car goes into the mud puddle. Sometimes it swings to the East. Just after adjustment, it slips to the West.
I left the steering wheel with a sigh: “it’s over. I can’t go any further. There’s no way.”
As I said that, I put out the engine in despair. A car of people sat on the ground to discuss, and no one would like to open their mouths first. The cab was as silent as death, and only the sound of people panting could be heard.
After more than ten hours of driving, once the car stops, the driver’s cab immediately sends out unbearable heat.
I opened the window and the rain stopped.
“Mosquitoes, mosquitoes, mosquitoes!”
Small stone suddenly murmured, at the same time, kept beating his arm and shoulder: “brother, don’t open the window, mosquitoes are coming in!”
However, after closing the window, the driver’s cab soon became sultry, and it was even more difficult to breathe. The mosquitoes sneaking into the cab, squeaking and howling, looked for suitable targets respectively, and took the opportunity to fight against the invading mosquitoes.
Iron egg pushed open the door: “I arrived at the car to go up, here really can’t stand, wait for a while, have to suffocate.”
Renhua and Xiaoshi also followed Tiedan and climbed into the truck compartment.
I climbed up, too.
On the top of the cargo box was wet and cold iron railings, dripping with rain.
There was no place for us to sit. The hateful mosquitoes on the grassland attacked us fiercely. We were in a panic, but we could not care about our head and feet. We had just killed a mosquito that had bitten on the right cheek, and was severely stabbed in the back.
“Come here, there’s a piece of plastic cloth here!”
Tiedan pulls up a piece of dirty plastic cloth and signals everyone to get in. Now we can’t take care of the dirt. We have pulled the plastic cloth and scrambled to hide in it.
However, the vicious mosquito, and did not give up, tenaciously attached to the plastic cloth, found that whose body is close to the plastic cloth, they bite hard.
“These guys are so good that they can bite people through the plastic cloth!”
I rubbed my mouth that had just been bitten and yelled angrily.
The gloomy night sky showed a bleak gray white, and the scenery around the car gradually showed a fuzzy outline. The dawn of the grassland, after the baptism of the rainstorm, appeared more pure and sweeter. The luxuriant grass raised its head and happily welcomed the new day. The white birch took a bath happily and waited for the bright arrival peacefully.
On the side of the road, a small river flows slowly, and the clear water reflects the beautiful curve of trees.
In the distance, a huge black ball slowly rolled towards here. We glared with surprise. The ball was getting closer and closer. It turned out that a man was walking with a huge rubber band on his body.
“Well, my friend, what are you doing here?”
I drilled out the plastic sheet and yelled at the visitor.
The man heard the shouting, stopped under the car, and looked at us inexplicably: “blow it up!”
“What kind of gas?”
“Liquefied gas, we have oil fields here. If you fill a bag of gas, you can use it for a day. It’s much easier than burning firewood Oh, where are you going? The road ahead is not easy to walk
“What about that?”
“We can’t stop here all the time,” I asked anxiously
“Wait a minute. When the sun comes out and the road is dry, you can go!”
When the man finished, he walked away without looking back to fill his liquefied gas.
An old man, with his hands on his back, appeared under our car at some time: “where are you from, young man?”
“Uncle, what are you doing so early?”
I said kindly.
“Where is fish?”
“Not far, more than a mile. There are so many fish there. You can catch a basket in one morning.”
The old man raised his basket and said confidently.
“Sir, what is this place?”
“Is it a town?”
“No, the town is in the north, about three miles from here!”
“This place is too desolate. What do you live on? Cattle? ”
“Oh, young man, you are wrong. It seems that our place is desolate, but the life is very easy, don’t you know? This is the largest prison in the whole province. There are nine prisons, large and small. We usually call them sub fields. One prison is called a sub court, and the second prison is called two sub fields Jiufen prison is called jiufenchang. Most of the people here are state employees working in prisons. Many of them have police ranks. I used to work in prison. Now I’m retired. My monthly pension is more than 800 yuan, which is enough for me and my wife to provide for the elderly. ”
“Ah, this is a prison!”
I exclaimed: “good fellow, how did we get here? This place is full of wilderness, and we can’t find a family in dozens of miles. It’s really suitable to be a prison!”
“That’s not true.”
The old man nodded: “the prisoner is held here, even if he is allowed to run, he can’t run out!”
“Uncle, the mosquitoes here are so fierce that they can eat people!”
Said the little stone.
“It doesn’t matter. I get used to it after a long time. You see, I’ve never been bitten by mosquitoes since I came out to fish every morning.”
“Haha, it seems that mosquitoes also bully foreigners!”
After chatting with us for a while, the old man went to the river to catch his fish.
Drowsiness, fatigue, hunger hit me, and I got into the cab again, ready to sleep.
“It’s over. I can’t leave for a moment and a half!”
Tiedan got into the cab, too.
I sat back to the driver’s seat: “the road does not do, say nothing can’t go, hurry is useless, safety first, iron egg, wait patiently!”
We sat in the car, you look at me, I look at you, do not know what to say, I broke the deadlock: “come on, take out the food, let’s drink!”
When Tiedan heard this, he immediately opened his travel bag and flipped out the liquor, sausage, cans and cucumbers one by one. I spread out the old newspaper I had read. We gathered together in a car and enjoyed a very interesting breakfast.
The sky is completely bright, the long lost sun rises slowly and irresistibly, the red light shines on the vast grassland, and the hateful clouds gradually disperse.
Ah, hope has come at last!
I gulped down a mouthful of white wine: “God, I beg you, don’t rain any more, grandfather sun, let me give you a toast, you don’t go! Let’s dry the road and get out of this place as soon as possible. ”
Renhua girl looked at my funny appearance and grinned: “Hey, I hope God can listen to you!”
a group of prisoners wore rough, worn, long faded blue prison clothes, carrying shovels, iron picks, carrying baskets and baskets, followed by a prisoner carrying a small red flag and a prisoner in prison. They walked slowly past the car. They looked very pale and sluggish, looking at the cabin and eating the sea, and we swallowed slobber with envy.
“Come on, come on!”
The prisoner with the little red flag yelled at the prisoners. It was obvious that he was the leader of the group.
The prisoners came down from the roadbed and stopped on an open grass. The small heads led the prisoners to stand in three rows. Then, the arrogant discipline began to assign tasks to each prisoner.
It seems that their task today is to clear away the manure on the grassland.
A carriage came at a gallop, and the owner was also a prisoner. He was about fifty years old, with a piece of tea on his arm.
Two young armed police soldiers, armed with submachine guns on their backs, paced along the muddy road, sometimes lowering their heads and tossing mud stuck to rubber shoes.
With a whistle of discipline, the day’s work began, and the prisoners took their places and worked hard.
On hearing the whistle, an armed police soldier ran quickly to the grass, over the working prisoners, and stopped at the edge of a corn field, which was his sentry post.
There are three prisoners who do not have to work, of course, including the little head who carries the little red flag. He stands seriously on the edge of the corn field with the little red flag, echoing with the armed police soldier, in order to prevent the prisoners from slipping into the green curtain and escaping.
There is a prisoner carrying a small stool, like a pug, all the time behind the discipline, the discipline wants to sit down, he immediately wipe the stool surface with dirty sleeve, and then respectfully and carefully put the stool on the ground, discipline sit on the stool, take out cigarettes, the prisoner quickly took out the lighter in his pocket, slapped Light, with a hand around, trembling trembling to pass to the front of the discipline, to discipline light cigarettes.
He took a strong puff of cigarette and said something to the prisoner. He nodded his head frequently and bowed his waist vigorously. He said yes like garlic.
The prisoners soon filled a carriage of dung. The boss raised his whip and drove the three big red horses. He was very skillful in driving. The three fat and strong red horses rushed onto the roadbed and ran away from our cars.
“Yes, I have two sons.”
I was holding the bottle and lying on the window. I said to the old criminal who was driving. He had no words. He slyly laughed at me. Then I turned back and slapped the big red horse’s butt, venting the resentment in my heart: “drive! Drive
Suddenly, there was a faint cry on the grass. The prisoner carrying the small red flag held a large white paper in his hand and yelled at the top of his lungs: “Wang Zuoping!”
A criminal who was working, without lifting his head, said mechanically, “here we are!”
Another working prisoner stopped his work and wiped the sweat on his forehead with his lapel
All the working prisoners were called one by one and were answered accordingly. The little head carefully folded the large white paper and stuffed it into his pocket. Then he turned around and said to the smoking discipline, “report to the government, 28 are full!”
Such a roll call should be held every hour.
Three high spirited police officers in police uniform came swaggering over and stopped near the criminals’ work. One of them had a walkie talkie attached to his waist and a telescope hung around his neck. He lifted up his telescope and looked at the criminal working in a serious way. He put down his telescope and started to use the walkie talkie again. He did not know what to say. Then, how about Individuals walk side by side into the distance.
After several carts of manure, the driver of the carriage came back empty every time. Near noon, the carriage was loaded with two plastic bags, a large bucket, a basket of chopsticks, and several iron lunch boxes. If I am not mistaken, it must be the lunch of the prisoners.
“Hello, what do you have for lunch?”
I yelled at the old prisoner, who replied impatiently, “big steamed bread!”
“Where’s the food?”
“Cantaloupe soup, is that delicious?”
“It’s delicious, that’s it!”
As he spoke, the carriage left the car at full speed.
The prisoners put down their spades and pickaxes and gathered around the carriage. The small head carried the plastic bag, took out the black steamed bread, and distributed it to each prisoner. The luckier one could get a bigger steamed bread. The more arrogant prisoner took the steamed bread that the weak and deceptive prisoner had just distributed in his hand, greedily took a big bite, and then pushed it back to him In his hands, the prisoner looked stupidly at a large piece of black steamed bread bitten off. He could only swallow his anger and dare not speak.
The old inmates, waving a big iron spoon, served soup to the prisoners, each with a bowl.
The prisoners, who were given steamed bread and soup, squatted on the ground and gobbled up.
The food for the soldiers of the correctional and armed police forces is really the envy of the criminals. Each of them has two iron lunch boxes, one serving the meal and the other filling the dishes.
I was watching the criminals enjoying their lunch with a smile when Tiedan gave me a push: “brother Li, it’s almost done. The road is dry. I think we can go on the road!”