In the evening, Li Damai came to knock on the door.
"Zhaodi, are you home?"
Ah Jin got off the bed and ran out to open the door.
"Yes, Brother Damai. You are here."
Damai scratched his head, "The team leader said you had taken the day off. I thought you were sick."
"No, I went to buy some cloth today and wanted to make clothes for my brothers at home."
Li Damai then cracked a smile.
"Good, I have brought you something. Have something to eat."
With that, he shoved something to Ah Jin.
Ah Jin pulled him back in time to prevent him from running away again.
"Brother Damai, thank you ah. You better keep it for yourself. You work more than I do. It is not easy for all families now. You should save it."
Li Damai looked at Ah Jin, holding his hand.
He stuffed the things to Ah Jin with his hands and ran away without saying anything.
"Hey, Brother Damai!"
The man was tall and had long legs.
He ran out of sight in a few steps.
Ah Jin looked at the sweet potato in her hand and thought about the sweet potato in the cupboard.
She realized what was going on.
The sweet potatoes were only available in the brigade.
Some people did not want to exchange their work points for money.
They would exchange their work points for food.
The brigade exchanged them for sweet potatoes and the like.
Sweet potatoes were much cheaper than grains.
Sometimes the work points were not enough to exchange for food, and they had to owe money instead from the brigade.
The third child came out of the house.
"What did Brother Damai say to you?"
Ah Jin took him by the ear.
"Go study. You're everywhere!"
"It hurts, eldest sister, let go."
Ah Jin carried him back to the house.
Seeing him as a fool, the second child told the fourth child., "I told you that third brother will be taught a lesson!"
The fourth child nodded.
"Third brother is really stupid!"
The third child was not convinced.
"Now you say I'm stupid. Do not tell me that you do not want to know what Brother Damai said!"
The second child said disdainfully, "What would Brother Damai say? He must have given something to eldest sister and left. He is always like that."
Ah Jin stuck a finger on the second child's forehead.
"So you know so much!"
The second child rubbed his forehead and looked at the third child proudly.
Inside the house, there was a lot of giggling when suddenly a commotion was heard outside.
The three little ones were held back at home.
"Wait at home. I'll go out and see what's going on."
Ah Jin came out and saw that people were rushing in one direction.
She pulled a person and asked, "Auntie, what's going on?"
"Zhaodi, you don't know yet? There is a girl who jumped into the river and killed herself!"
Ah Jin was stunned.
She found an ally?
Surprisingly, someone committed suicide before she did.
She had to check it out.
"Auntie, let me go together with you to see."
The village people had a good impression of Zhaodi.
So, the woman didn't refuse.
On the way, she told Ah Jin, "I heard that she was pregnant before marriage. She jumped into the river because she couldn't think straight!"
Ah Jin was shocked.
It was a big deal at that time for an unmarried woman to have a baby first!
"Auntie, the matter must not be talked about ah!"
"I'm not lying to you. I heard that he is an educated youth who went to the countryside. The first thing they should do is to get married and get a certificate. Why did they get so carried away? I really don't know how did these people think."
Ah Jin thought about it.
If the other party was an educated youth and still wanted to go to college, it was possible not to acknowledge the child.
Is it just me or Li Damai is kinda cute?
Wow! I just noticed it's already 29th of March. How time flies (っ- ‸ – ς)
Choose the right decisions today guys.
Buying me coffee is a big help to my already very busy life (۶* ‘ꆚ’)۶”
A happy day to us!