The only way to receive food without spending money was to wait until the autumn harvest.
The production brigade divided the food according to work points, or it could be converted into money.
However, the food distributed was not enough to eat.
To improve the quality of life, Ah Jin had to use the original character's parents' inheritance.
As for the roof, there was still some time before winter.
It could only be repaired slowly.
It would not be possible to have heavy snow outside the house in winter and light snow indoors.
It was still the 60s when the country did not allow private sales.
Even if there was a hidden deal, a 16-year-old girl simply could not go out of that village.
The most important thing to do was to endure these years.
The days would be much better in the 70s.
The following day, Ah Jin got up on time to cook.
This time it was rice.
Ah Jin closed the door when she was cooking.
After all, the taste of high-quality rice was too fragrant.
She was afraid of being suspected.
It turned out that Ah Jin thought too much.
Every family made food in the morning.
It would have been mixed together if there was an aroma, so who would suspect the four poor children?
Ah Jin boiled the cabbage in water and added salt.
There was no other seasoning in the house except salt.
Fortunately, the cabbage was fresh and tasty.
It had a slightly sweet taste, which matched the fragrant and thick rice porridge.
The three children ate with their eyes shining.
Ah Jin put down her chopsticks and said, "This is the food and vegetables I secretly got. So don't talk nonsense when you go out. We won't be able to eat once someone catches you."
The three children hurriedly nodded together and swore they would never tell anyone.
They were never curious about where their eldest sister got the food from.
The three children trusted and relied on Ah Jin wholeheartedly, so to speak.
She told them to come back with more hay and to fix the roof.
Again the three agreed.
When she arrived at the production brigade, Ah Jin was still partnered with Grandpa Fang.
Ah Jin had been strengthened by her energy and dug the ground faster.
So Grandpa Fang could not keep up with her speed in sowing seeds.
Ah Jin also took the time to rest while waiting for Grandpa Fang.
The blisters on her hands were already worn out when she climbed the tree.
Now they had dried up, leaving the epidermis stuck to the flesh.
Probably it wouldn't take long for the skin to fall off and turn into a callus.
Grandpa Fang was surprised to see Ah Jin's hand when he caught up with her.
"My goodness ah. Does it hurt ah? You can tell Grandpa. I can dig the field."
"I'm fine Grandpa, let's continue."
The hoe was wielded again after that.
She continued to dig the ground.
Grandpa Fang's heart ached.
How could it not hurt?
He had also gone through it.
At that time, he could not hold the bowl when he ate, and he had to continue digging even after the blisters broke.
He kept on digging until the skin of his palm was thick and calloused, and it didn't hurt anymore.
He watched Ah Jin plowing the ground one after another.
Her face remained unchanged.
Grandpa Fang subtly admired her that he was not as good as she was.
All the way until noon, the head of the production brigade whistled for lunch.
Only then did Ah Jin called back the fourth child to go home together to cook and eat.
At that moment, Ah Jin heard someone called out to her.
"Zhaodi! Zhaodi! Hurry up and go to school. Your brothers are fighting with someone else!"
After thanking the older woman, Ah Jin took the fourth child to school.
When Ah Jin arrived, the crowd had already separated the people fighting.
It was three against two.
The two, naturally, were Ah Jin's two younger brothers.
Ah Jin looked at the two and asked, "What? Did you win or lose?"
The third child puffed up his chest.
"Of course, we won!"
She then asked the second child, "What happened?"
The second child looked indignant.
"They cursed first. They said that we are the stars of death, saying that we have no father and mother. Therefore, the third child and I did not hold back."
Ah Jin listened and looked at the three children on the opposite side.
They were the children of her village, who usually liked to mess with cats and dogs.
Ah Jin then asked the three of them, "You cursed?"
The leader was called Fang Dahua, whose family was well-off.
He looked at Ah Jin and said, "I'm right. Both your parents are dead, so what else are you if not stars of death?"
Ah Jin stepped forward and slapped him in the face.
Ah Jin's strength was not weak, so Fang Dahua's ears buzzed.
He felt that this slap was more painful than the fight he had before.
He reacted and immediately came at Ah Jin with his fist raised.
"How dare you hit me, you star of death! See if I don't beat you to death."
As he rushed over, Ah Jin kicked him on the stomach.
Fang Dahua was kicked two steps backward and laid on the ground, holding his stomach.
The three children of the Fang family were stunned.
They had the impression that their eldest sister was strong in character but weak in body.
Now the person who was "weak" in the body had cleaned up a half-grown child in just two moves.
Ah Jin looked at Fang Dahua on the ground and sneered in her heart.
That brat just needed a beating.
There was nothing wrong with it.
Then a woman pushed in from the crowd, looked at Fang Dahua on the ground, and cried out.
"My son, what happened to you? Who the hell did this!"
Seeing Ah Jin at the side, her eyes became fierce.
"Are you the little bitch who dared to beat my son?
Her son must be like his mother.
Ah Jin did not nag.
She went forward again, grabbed the woman's collar, and slapped her twice.
"If you curse again, I'll hit you again until you shut up."
The woman was also knocked out by Ah Jin's force.
She responded by sitting on the ground and crying.
"Someone is killing people! Someone is killing people. Is there anyone responsible for this?"
The people around spat on her and said.
"Shame on you!"
"Yes, a thief calling someone a thief."
"She is a bully of children."
"Shame on you!"
Someone from the brigade came soon, a female officer who specialized in regulating conflicts.
When the woman on the ground saw the officer coming, she cried even louder.
"Officer, you have to do something for me. This little thing is going to kill my son and me!"
Seeing her crying and howling, the female officer looked at the four kids standing calmly next to her, and her veins popped.
"Shut up! It's your family that causes trouble all day long. Now even the little children are not spared!"
Who in the village did not know that these four children were impoverished.
They had no parents at a very young age, and they depended on their half-grown sister to support them.
They could do nothing to help others, but they couldn't let this family be aggrieved by whatever nonsense they were doing.
She did not ask the parties involved but asked around the people watching.
There were many witnesses, and all sorts of people spoke clearly about what happened.
Fang Dahua started by cursing and was beaten by the two brothers.
It was a 3 against 2 fight.
After Zhaodi came, Fang Dahua was beaten by her again.
His mother also came with a mouthful of profanity and was also beaten by Zhaodi.
After hearing that, the female officer said to the woman, "You deserve to be beaten. You have no control over your mouth. The girl hit you a few times, and you're on the ground crying. If you cry again, you'll have your work points deducted!"