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(4) Different Fortune Wheels|
The alumni-reunion party was conducted successfully. More than 80 alumni with age about 70 were gathering together. As if passing through a time tunnel, those senior people suddenly behaved in childlike ways: speaking and laughing loudly, slapping and jumping naively, no one could imaged how many surprises and fun had been brought to them.
Two day’s gathering was swiftly over. Then, those old people were immersed in a sad parting again in tears, since no one knew if they would have a chance to meet each other again.
On October 3, Xi Hua and her husband got up much earlier than usual. They went to their vegetable garden at 4 am. Then, her husband, ridding on a bicycle, went to a remote village to purchase some “green meat” domestically produced by local countrymen.
Xi Hua herself, however, had her dilapidated house thoroughly cleaned up.
After that, this thrifty couple ran wild to find possibly luxury food, such as wild soft-shield tortoise, huge frogs*** to host their rare visitors.
Before 12 o’clock am, the dinner was ready and the guests, Shu Zhen and her husband, Zhi Ming arrived in time at her pre-classmate’s humble house.
A complex impulse immediately arose in mind as Shu Zhen noticed her classmate still in such poverty.
She couldn’t help to bottom up again and again to acknowledge Xi Hua’s matchmaking, which, as she frankly pointed out, had entirely changed her own and her whole family’s life as well.
At that very moment while Xi Hua introduced her to Zhi Ming, her mother just had an agonized accident and whole family was on the corner. The marriage made them free from the economic odds just in time.
Shortly after their marriage, Zhi Ming was transferred to a state-own civilian company as a directing manager.
In the middle of 1990s, Zhi Ming retired from the leading post.
Thanks to his reconnaissance’s dowry, he penetrated the trend of Chinese capital market and invested all his compensation in real estate.
After several years, as the estate price soaring in local market, he became a multimillionaire now.
They had two boys and one daughter; all of them got their favorite university education, and consequently had sound salary incomes.
Undoubtedly, Her family enjoyed a really happy life.
As Shu Zhen’s thankful and emotional talking, Zhi Ming sitting in the most honorable seat, however, just kept silent.
Then, after a toast, he spoke slowly, but his topic was totally different from Shun Zhen’s. What he constantly talking about is personal fate. He took his sister He Hua as an instance.
“My sister had a very bad luck. Her life is full of frustrations.”
After several bottoms up, surprisingly, he choked with sobs and told everyone a sad story, which puzzled Xi Hua more than half a century……
(To be continued by (5) Misery As Long As Thread)