By Pearl S. Buck
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How can he be good once we haven't adequate to consume? ” the cousin’s spouse responded. Then an idea got here up out of her vitals into that witless mind of hers. She became to Wu Lien, her eyes unexpectedly dry. “Wu Lien, you're a style strong man,” she stated. “I by no means look at that delicate face of yours with out seeing goodness there. a guy doesn't develop so fats as you until he has a simple center and a liver with out gall in it. are you able to no longer locate my outdated guy a valueless little piece of labor the following in those partitions that may pay us anything? ” She regarded approximately her as she spoke and idea how effective it might be to stay right here during this secure position. there have been effortless chairs to take a seat on and the beds have been pretty much as good without doubt, and the nutrition lots, and who cared what rulers paid for them? “But will my father allow him come? ” Wu Lien’s spouse requested. “He is offended with us, and should he now not be offended if his cousin follows us the following? ” Now not anything made the cousin’s spouse extra vexed than this. through rights her husband must have had extra energy within the village than Ling Tan, for he used to be older, yet not anyone remembered that he used to be, and Ling Tan had simply taken his position because the head over his cousin, who used to be a small susceptible guy with a piping voice and the little goat’s beard that quivered as he talked. “Your father ought to not let us know what to do,” the cousin’s spouse stated. “And my guy constantly thinks as I do, and what i feel is that we needs to first get foodstuff, for who will feed us if we don't feed ourselves? ” It was once operating off her tongue to inform those that Ling Tan had part his grain in mystery shops and that he had instructed all of them to kill their pigs and fowls and salt them down, yet she hesitated, for she had performed this, too, after which what might she say if it have been figured out? yet Wu Lien have been pondering whereas she spoke and now he stated, “It could be most sensible if we assist you within the village. that's to assert, come the following occasionally and we are going to provide you with nutrients and a bit funds and no matter what you would like, after which you could supply us the inside track. We constantly wish to pay attention the way you do, and my wife’s father and her mom and all her brothers. ” This he stated innocently yet what was once at the back of it was once undeniable sufficient, and the cousin’s spouse observed it and smiled. quickly she rose and stated she needs to be going. Wu Lien positioned his hand in his bosom and taken out a few funds and gave it to her, and acknowledged, “Take this to your hassle in bringing the fish, and subsequent time, devour the fish your self. If somebody condemns you, then i'll converse so that you can these larger than I. ” She bowed herself double in thank you and Wu Lien waved his hand to wave her courtesy away. “I have a bit power,” he stated modestly, “and the place am i able to use it higher than for previous acquaintances? ” And his spouse checked out him proudly and inspiration what a noble determine used to be his within the wine-red gown of satin he wore, and he or she stated earnestly to the cousin’s spouse, “Cousin, do us one more kindness. for those who can, converse for my children’s father to my mom and dad. they don't supply him his due. they can't see his knowledge in seeming to agree right here, and—” yet Wu Lien submit his hand for silence.