The philosophy of communism in the book ocean of words by ha jin

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The philosophy of communism in the book ocean of words by ha jin

Lin shook his head and heaved a sigh. The tractor driver, Dragonfly, had promised to wait for them at the crossroads by the post office, but when they arrived there after lunch, there was no shadow of the tractor. Apparently it had left for home, so they had to walk a mile to the bus stop in front of Green Inn.

Manna Wu had been in love with Lin Kong for many years, still waiting for him to divorce his wife so that they could get married. Summer after summer he had gone home and tried to carry through the divorce, but never succeeded. This year Manna did not expect a breakthrough either.

The commissar had died of hepatitis the next summer, but for twenty-five years the rule had been strictly observed in the hospital. She knew the workings of his mind: I really did my best. Only one year more.

Am I not becoming an old woman? Her face had a few wrinkles, but her eyes, though a little wide set, were still bright and lively. Despite some gray hair, she had a fine figure, tall and slender. Seen from behind, you could easily take her for a woman of thirty.

Hurriedly she walked out, crooning the song again. Lin got to his feet and closed the door. Silence followed, as though neither of them wanted to talk anymore. He threw a few handfuls of water on his face, then said to her, "I have to go to work. She nodded without speaking.

They both worked in the Medical Department of the hospital, Lin as a physician and Manna as a head nurse. This rule had been in force for nineteen years sincewhen a nurse got pregnant by her boyfriend, who was an assistant doctor.

After the pregnancy was discovered, the couple confessed they had met several times in the birch woods east of the hospital.

The philosophy of communism in the book ocean of words by ha jin

Both were expelled from the army — the man became a village doctor in his hometown in Jilin Province while the woman was sent to Yingkou City, where she packed seafood in a cannery.

Then the Party Committee of the hospital made this rule: The rule was devastating to many nurses at the time, because, fearful of being punished, unmarried male officers in the hospital soon turned their eyes on young women in the city and nearby villages.

Most of the nurses resented it, but for nineteen years the rule had been strictly observed. Whenever offenders were discovered, the leaders would criticize them.

By now, after so many years of restriction, they had grown accustomed to it. PART 1 1 Lin Kong graduated from the military medical school toward the end of and came to Muji to work as a doctor. At that time the hospital ran a small nursing school, which offered a sixteen-month program and produced nurses for the army in Manchuria and Inner Mongolia.

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When Manna Wu enrolled as a student in the fall ofLin was teaching a course in anatomy. She was an energetic young woman at the time, playing volleyball on the hospital team.

Unlike most of her classmates who were recent middle- or high-school graduates, she had already served three years as a telephone operator in a coastal division and was older than most of them. Since over 95 percent of the students in the nursing school were female, many young officers from the units stationed in Muji City would frequent the hospital on weekends.

Most of the officers wanted to find a girlfriend or a fiancee among the students, although these young women were still soldiers and were not allowed to have a boyfriend. One Sunday afternoon in the summer, Manna was washing clothes alone in the dormitory washroom.

In came a bareheaded lieutenant of slender build and medium height, his face marked with a few freckles. He stood beside her, lifted his foot up, and placed it into the long terrazzo sink. The tap water splashed on his black plastic sandal and spread like a silvery fan.

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Done with the left foot, he put in his right. His breath stank of alcohol. He turned and gave her a toothy grin, and she smiled back. Gradually they entered into conversation.

He said he was the head of a radio station at the headquarters of the Muji Sub-Command and a friend of Instructor Peng. His hands shook a little as he talked.It is , and Ann Eliza Young has recently separated from her powerful husband, Brigham Young, prophet and leader of the Mormon Church.

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The philosophy of communism in the book ocean of words by ha jin

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