Spring in a Small Town 小城之春 1948

Wenhua Films Presents A China Film Studio Production Spring in a Small Town Screenwriter: Li Tianji Cinematographer: Li Shengwei Sound: Mia o Zhenyu Design: Chi Ning Music : Huang Yijun Editing: Xu Ming & Wei Shunba o Print: Xu Hexiang & Du Zhenkun Director: Fei Mu Living in a small town Living a life where nothing ever changes Every day after I’m done buying groceries, I like to walk for a while along the top of the city wall It’s already become a habit with me Walking along the city wall, I feel as if I’ve left this world behind My eyes see nothing My mind is empty If not for the vegetable basket on my arm, and the medicine for my husband in my hand, I might not go home all day Wei Wei as Zhou Yuwen, the wife Home In a small lane, past a little bridge, is the back gate to our house Now we have just one servant Lao Huang always throws the dregs from the medicine pot out the back gate That’s Lao Huang’s superstition Our Dai family house was mostly destroyed by artillery fire No one can live in the main house anymore I live with him in the garden courtyard We each have our own room Young master? Young master? Cui Chaoming as Lao Huang, the servant Young master? Gone out so early? Liyan doesn’t see me more than once a day We never say more than a couple of words to each other I leave in the morning to buy groceries And he escapes into the garden right away, to hide where no one can find him He says he has tuberculos is I think it’s neurosis I don’t have the courage to die… He doesn’t seem to have the courage to live Young master You came into the garden early again Aren’t you cold without your scarf? It’s spring The mornings are stil l quite chilly all the same It’s not so cold Now that it’s spring. your health should be improving I’m afraid my health is like this house… destroyed beyond repair You need to look after yourself and be more optimistic Can’t the house be rebuilt slowly? Don’t we have peace now after those eight years of war? Peace? Should we change your prescription today? Shi Yu as Dai Liyan, the husband No need I’m su re my wife will bring the medicine home Yes. she’s gone grocery shopping Has sis left for school yet? Young Miss? No. not yet Little Sister lives on the other side of the flower garden

She doesn’t seem like she was born of the same mother as Liyan She has her own little world Zhang Hongmei as Dai Xiu, the sister Big Brother! Big Brother! Big Brother! Big Brother. I made my own little potted landscape last night. What do you think? I’ll bring it down to show you Don’t come down here! Go to school now Her brother can never forget the splendor of the past but his sister feels no nostalgia The decline of the Dai family means suffering and despair for Liyan but his sister feels no sense of disappointment When I come home after buying groceries, I go into the kitchen Then I get the medicine I bought and bring it to Liyan When we see each other maybe we won’t exchange even a single word before parting again Yuwe n! Now he calls to me – You’re back from buying groceries – Ye s From now on. I can have Lao H uang go out shopping instead Isn’t he busy enough already? It’s my job anyway I’m worried about you going all alone Why are you saying this now? I’ve failed you No. you have n’t I can’t stand it. that you accept you have accepted your fat as suc h Here’s your medicine It’s the same prescription Thank you. I don’t want to take it Then I’ll buy some other No. don’t go. Let’s talk Did you sleep well last nig ht? Not too bad It’s good that you are able to sleep Only because of the sleeping pills Why are you acti ng like this. Liyan? Why suddenly lose your temper like that? I don’t know why either I can’t help myself I’m a failure The family fortune handed down for generations disappeared on my watch That’s just one thing And we’ve been married for eight years of which I’ve been sick for six Plus we’ve lived separately for two or three years My sister is still young. and you’ve been the only one around to take care of her I don’t want to see you contin ue to suffe r like this Spending your days doing needlework in Little Sister’s room Living such a desolate life. day after day I don’t know if it’ s better if you leave me or if I leave you Don’t go on like th is We can’t go on I ike th is We need to have a real d isc uss ion What’s there to talk about? All you need to do is take good care of you rself Pushing open the door to my own room Sitting down on my own bed

I don ‘t know how I can get through the days that lie ahead The days pass by, one just like the next, one after another I’ll take my needlework and go over to his sister’s room It seems the sun is especially nice sitting in this room I’ve long since forgotten the past I ‘ll never think about anything again Who could have known that some one would c ome? He came from the train station He walked through the city wall I had no idea that he would come How does he know I live here? Li Wei as Zhang Zhic hen, the guest He recognizes the back gate to the house He stops He steps through the medicine dregs Yes, he studied medicine He knocks on the door but no one hears him He knows his way around Liyan’s house so well He goes around the lane and into the garden in back Liyan! Liyan! He even calls out Liyan’s name I didn’t know that Liyan was his friend as well He climbs through the wall of the flower garden Liyan! Liyan! Liyan recognizes his voice Zhi chen? It really is you! Surprised you. didn’t I? I knew it was you as soon as I heard someone call my name. Zhan gZhichen! I yelled for a wh ile. but no one answered so I just came through the garden wall What wind blows yo u here? The east wind. the south wind and the northwest wind! Let me take a look at you It’s you alright It’s me alright – It’s you! – It’s me! – Ten years – Ten years – Ten whole years -… since we saw each other last I never thought Whe re have you been all these years? The last few years Hankou. Chongqing. Changsha Hengyang. Guilin. Kunming. Guiyang You we re moving along with the war You must have graduatd? I’m already a doctor now Congratulations! What about you? Me? I was a refugee from the war When I came home I found the house destroyed so I just just waited for you to return Oh really? So no big changes in your life? One thing… I got married Oh! Congratulations to you! Young Master. a guest has come to visit – Lao Huang – Oh. Lao Huang! – Oh! It’s Young Master Zhang! – Yes. it’s me You haven’t even gone gray yet. Lao Huang Liyan. he watched us g row up since we were little kids Young Master Zhang. where have you been all these years? In… the interior

Lao Huang. clean up the studio nicely so that he can stay with us for a few days Tell the Madam we have a guest that will be eating here tonight – And to kill a chicken – Yes Don’t go to suc h trouble no need to kill a chicken You really must spend a few days with us Young Maste r has missed you so much OK. I’ll stay a few days – l’ll go get your things – Don’t bother about that Alright then. I’ll go tell the Madam first I almost forgot to ask How’s your little sister? She’s gone to school We really can have a long talk this time Spanning 5000 years and bridgi ng 9000 miles Young Madam! When Lao Huang told me for the first time, I still couldn’t have known that it was him – Young Madam – What is it? We have a guest. He’s come all the way from Shang hai Young Master wants him to stay with us and you to cook a chicken – Alright – Very good Madam. Young Master wants the guest to stay in the studio room I’ve cleaned and arranged the room for him Does the guest have luggage? Yes. I’ve gotten everything ready and made the bed What’s the guest’s name? His last name is Zhang. He was a class mate of Young Master Young Master Zhang Now he says that the guest’s last name is Zhang Perhaps it could be him Or perhaps it isn’t Madam. the young master would like you to come so he can introduce you to Young Master Zhang I feel flustered. I maintain my composure I don’t think it could really be him Change my clothes Fix my hair I’m sure it’s just an ordinary guest I stand on the covered veranda to see, but I can’t tell for sure who it is Here she comes He couldn’t have known that I married Liyan Why did you come? For what purpose did you come? How can I face you now? This is my wife. Yuwen This is Mr. Zh ng Zhichen A classmate from long ago and a close friend Big Sister. it’s you I’ve become his “big sister. ” You know each other? We’re from the same town We grew up next door to one another That’s marvelous! Let’s go inside and sit down – Lao Huang. where’s Big Sister? – In her room Big Sister! Big Sister! Why aren’t you in my room embroidering? Big Sister? Sis. keep it down We have a guest in the house – Who? – You guess – Doctor Guo? I’m going to peek Haha! It’s me… stil I recog n ize me? Do you recognize him? Little Sister! You used to be just this tall when you we re six… and then whoo! Oh. Brother Zhang! How did you get here? Hmm. How did I get here? Lovely as a rose Sedi Maria Lovely as a rose Sedi Maria That day I was on the hill, hunting on horseback, When you were singing down the hill, as sweet as rosy clouds Your singing got me lost And I fell down the hillside Ayaya… Your singing is as sweet as rosy clouds The strong youth is a Kazakh

Evan Dudar The strong youth is a Kazakh Evan Dudar Tonight please cross the river to come to my house Feed your horse, and bring your dong bula When the moon rises Pluck your strings Ayaya… We lean on each other and sing under the tree Good job! Now that I sang you a song you have to tell a story like you promised – I can ‘t say a word right now – Why can’t you speak? – I’m stuffed full with two poached eggs! – I don’t care Here you are. Young Master Zhang These two rooms are all ready for you You probably remember them When Old Master was still alive. he set them aside for Young Master as a study Young Master Zhang No need to make tea. Lao Huang I don’t want to drink any You don’t want tea? I’m not going to wash up You won’t even wash your face? You haven’t retired for the evening yet? What’s this? It’s a pot of orchids There’s no need to put out flowers at night Young Madam told me to bring them for you I’ve g iven you a lot of trouble today. Lao Huang No. it’s no trouble at all Time for bed Please come i n I didn’t think it would be you You brought water over here by yourself? I forgot earlier and was afraid you’d get thirsty I don’t d rin k water at night I’ll leave it in case you need to wash up Thank you Here are some towels and a toothbrush. It’s all new I have my own things… You’re too kind Keep them anyway It’s been ten years since we’ve seen each other Lao Huang even found some candles for you After midnight the electricity goes off around here When the steam whistle sounds at midnight. the electric lights go out I’ll be going to bed soon anyway I don’t need the electric lig hts It’s terrible of us to make you sleep in this room Nothing here is as it ought to be I have everything I need I didn’t know that the guest that had come… was you Yes Are you missing any bedding? I don’t need anything else You ought to have an extra sheet and blanket. It gets cold at night I’m not afraid of the cold – l’ll go get them – No. there’s really no need I have to get them I’ll be back in a moment Back in a moment – Don’t bother on my account – I’ll only be a moment Yuwen Do you feel OK?

Do you have a fever? No… noth ng like that I brought an extra sheet and coverlet Let me make your bed You’ve already gone to too much trouble – It’s no problem at all – Please. Let me I can do it myself Thank you How is his illness after all? Not too bad He’s had tuberculosis for so long now… Is he in any dange r? No Will he recover? Yes. he’ll recover Tell me the truth It’s just that his heart isn’t in very good shape Oh But you mustn’t let him know Oh Why don’t you give him a thoroug h check-up tomorrow? I will See you tomorrow – Um – Yes? – Is he already asleep? – He’s asleep Starting from tomorrow… have him sit in the sun every morning The past few days the weather has been very nice Yes. it’s been sunny every day It’ll be sunny and clear again tomorrow Yes. I thin k it will – See you tomorrow – See you tomorrow What’s that sound? The electricity’s about to go off Sound s like an air raid siren So why are you turning the lights on? Because they are about to go off Why don’t you sit down for a bit That pot of orchids smells really sweet Is that so? Please sit – See you tomorrow – See you tomorrow Thank you The next morning Brother Zhang! Come in So you chang into something nicer when you don’t have to go to school What’s that you’re h olding behind your back? I want to give you something – What is it? – Guess – Candy? – Nope. it’s this! Oh. great! A little potted landscape – There’s a hill and a tree – lt’s a pine tree!

and a meadow. Thank you Do you like it? Like it? I love it I made it myself Oh? Then I like it even more Is your brother up yet? Yes. he’s outside sitting in the sun Are you going out to make a house call? I’m going to examine your brothe r My brother’s not actually sick. is he? He’s a little ill I thin k he’s mentally ill Always in such a bad mood Brother Zhang. you Oh. so Little Sister is all grown up now! Those orchids smell a little too sweet. That’s no good Oh really? – How am I doing? – It’s nothing serious. just get more sun – Good morning. Big Sister – Good morning How strange. Yuwen told me to sit in the sun today. too – Is it really good for me? – It is Even better. you shouldn’t spend so much time just sitting at home Big Brother. today’s Sunday. I want to go out and do something fun – Where do you want to go? – I want to go strolling with Brother Zhang – What do you say? Do you want to go? – Sure You really should go out and look around – It’s been ten years after all – I had been wanting too anyway Big Sister! – Will you come along? – Me? Will you join us on our outing? Can I go with you? Of course you can. Let’s all go together G reat! All four of us can go together! Go change your clothes. Big Sister Yuwen. Let’s all go together Yes. you two haven’t gone out together for a long time We can all go together. Sister Let’s go! We’re all going together! We walked around aimlessly We somehow end up on the city wall I walk behind the rest of them He… he stands and stops and waits for me We go rowing on the little river Little Sister sings a song In the place far far away, there is a good girl Everyone who passes her tent will all look back lingeringly Her smiling rosy face, so much like the re d sun Her lively affective eyes, so much like the radiant moon at night I wish I could become a little lamb, following by her side I wish she would hold that thin leather whip, ke ping lashing lightly on my body The third morning – Morning – Morning

After breakfast. make up some excuse so that we can take a walk together And talk things over Where to? The city wall A feeling of helplessness Atop this brokedown and hollowed-out old city wall How long do you feel like spend ing up here? Being like this I could spend the whole day Would it be better if we walked somewhere else? WhatEver you like How come you never have an opinion? You’re the one who asked me to go for a walk I’ll go wherever you say You’re not the same person you used to be Have I really changed? No Before the war… if I’d ask you to go with me. you’d say. ‘Whatever you like.’ And if I didn’t ask you to go with me you’d still say. ‘Whatever you like.’ Isn ‘t that what I just said? But I didn’t wait for you I didn’t do ‘whatever you like.’ If I asked you to come away with me now would you still say ‘whatever you like’? Do you really mean that? How’s my pulse? Is it OK? It’s fine Good Do you think I can really get better? Of course you can get better What kind of medicine do you think I should take? Rest and taking good care of yourself are the most important Medicine is secondary And you must not get angry You mean. at her? Not necessarily at her I don’t know why. but my temper has gotten worse and worse That’s because of your health My wife is as good a woman as you could ever find But all because of my health our marriage has become abnormal

There’s nothing abnormal about it You don’t know All the things a wife ought to do. she’s done Grocery s hopping. cooking taking care of the house Her kind ness to a husband as sickly as me makes me feel grateful but also ashamed I’m unable to cry… but of course I can’t laugh either As for her She cries all alone in her room and never smiles in front of other people She just does her duty to me She’s cold… the kinder she is to me the more I feel that she’s cold Do you unde rstand what I mean? I understand But I disagree with you on one point What’s that? She’s not cold We’ve been friends for so many years now Could you talk to her for me? I had no idea that you two actually knew eac h other If she had married you instead… that would be better Don’t say such sad things I’m not this way with him because you came I know that Liyan is good to me That year when we got married I forced myself to like him Later. after he got sick. he became more and more eccentric and I felt empty. at a total loss All I could do was think of you After a year or two Liyan became something li ke a responsibility that I had inherited He became my husband I serve him. I have to serve him faithfully My heart is yours But I feel sorry for Liyan What would you have me do? What would you have me do? What are we going to do? Unless we Leave? I leave Unless he dies I regret it I’ve never even thought that to myself, so how could I actually have said it? Brother Zhang! Brother Zhang! Another Sunday The ninth day since he arrived Brother Zhang! – Sis! – Big Brother What are you shouting for? It’s Sunday. I’m looking for Brother Zhang to go out for some fun So you like spend ing time with Brother Zhang? He’s inside. Why are you shouting for him out here? How do I know where he’s gone? Don’t shout so loud It doesn’t sound proper Well. if you see him. tell him I was looking for him to go have fun. Thanks Liyan So you are out here after all Didn’t you hear my sister calling you? Liyan. I’m leaving You say you want to leave again? I’ve been here too long already It’s too much trou ble for you No. that won’t do. You have to stay! Come over here My siste r’s looking for you Say. why don’t you take her out for some fun? OK. Let’s begin 1 2 3 4… 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4… 1 2 3 4

Good. good. good! Brother Zhang. I can’t dance to that I had no idea you were so good at singing and dancing You don’t seem like a product of the Dai family Does your brother approve? He doesn’t approve but he doesn’t disapprove either I thin k he really wants me to be a bookworm. studying at home all day long It seems that you all like to come up to the top of the city wall. Why’s that? This is the only inte resting place in town You can walk along the wall forever When you look so far into the distance that you can’t see anything at all and you start to realize that the world isn’t so small after all You know. in a small town like this and especially with a family like ours you can really suffocate to death Everyday when Big Sister’s done with the shopping she comes to walk on the wall Maybe that’s the only way she can let go a little and it’ s only after she lets go that she finds the courage to go on Brother Zhang. what are you thin king? Did you hear a word I just said? – Yes I heard – So what are you thin king about? I was just thin king that in the future you might become a poet or a philosopher Nonsense! Who knows what you we e really thinking about But I was thinking that after I graduate I’d like to go to Shanghai and study in a hig h school there Do you thin k you could help me find a school. Brother Zhang? – Huh? – Can you help me find a school? Oh… OK… OK Let’s go back Sister. we had a g reat time. I’m all sweaty! – Really? – See you. Brother Zhang You did n’t go out? No place to go Are you a little bit angry? No Let’s talk about it I’ll come toni ht Promise me something Never come to see me behind Liyan’s back again. OK? What is it? I have something I want to ask you – What is it? – Where did you two go today? To the top of the city wall Was it fun up there? You’re the one who showed it to me It seems that you and Little Siste r are getting very close I watched her g row up! – She’s sixteen this year – Still a child She’s a child and yet you take her around with you to all sorts of places Do you two think you’re fooling anyone? What’s that supposed to mean? I don’t understand She’s Liyan’s little sister. and I’m his wife… I’ m responsible for her Then I won’t take her out anymore After I go back. I’ll tell Liyan that I came to talk with you I would n’t to want hide anything from him See you tomorrow I was just playing with you Don’t be mad

Sit down… Let’s talk What do you have to say? What do you think of Zhang Zhichen? What do you mean by asking me that? Don’t ask questions Just tell me what you think of him Any friend of yours m ust be a good man He’s a much better man than l Why bring him up? Sis is sixteen this year – Oh – Now you unde rstand I want her to wait a couple of years for Zhichen You mean. you want to have Zhiche n wait a couple of years for her Right. Let Zhichen wait a couple of years for Sis But is Little Sister willing? That’s why I wanted to ask you to talk it over with her I’m her big brother. It would be awkward for me to bring it up You mean. you want me to play match maker? Just talk it ove r with her first – What about Zhich n? – Umm – Do you want me to him as well? – I can talk with him myself Zhichen might not want to wait that long Does he have someone else in mind? He seems to get on very well with Sis – They seem like a perfect match – So that’s how you see it Your little sister is still young though… still in school Do you really want to fill her head with this kind of notion at this point? I don’t want to talk to her about this Just test the waters There’s always time later Very well It’s getting late. Go to bed You’re really not taking the sleeping pills anymore? No. not anymore Then I’ll see you tomorrow Please don’t go – Morning – Morning When you’re done with breakfast come up with an excuse and meet me on the city wall

What for? What do you mean? You are going to buy groceries now? Yes He wants me to play matchmaker for you Matchmaker? Don’t you get along quite nicely with his little sister? So you think it’s funny? I’ve been assigned a task and I’m going to do my utmost to carry it out I’ve told you the proposal it’s up to you if you want to do it Think it over and tell me later – You’re joking. right? – I’m perfectly serious I’m telling you this whole thing is a joke Has Liyan considered just how young his little sister is? Today is her sixteenth birthday The year I left. weren’t you just sixteen years old? But we didn’t have anyone to act as our match maker You seem to be implying a sixteen year old girl is old enough to be engaged Does that mean you are willing? No. I’m not. I’m telling you I’m not willing. Are you satisfied now? Yuwen. I’m begg ng you. Stop pushing and torturing me. I’ve had enough How I regret… I d id n’t even know to arrange for a matc h make r bac k the n Why. why d id n’t you kn ow? You we ren’t wil ling the n. eithe r? – I was willing – Then why didn’t you? Wasn’t it that your mother disapproved? My mother’s dead now But you already have a husband I suppose if Liyan gives you h s sister it’ll be the next best thing I have my own conflicts. I don’t know if I want to go away with you anyway Yuwen! It’s your sixtenth birthday You should drink some wine – Who’s going to toast me? – I’ll toast you! Drin k up Instead of drinking. I’ll just eat more Big Sister made so many nice dishes for me today Come on. how about playing the fin ger-guessing game? Big Brother tried to teach me but I’m still not sure how – Go ahead. try it out – OK. I’ll play with you Ahh… I lose! You lost. drink up. drink up! Big Brother! – OK. I’ll drink your forfeit for you – No. you can’t drink I’ll drink it I don’t wanna play this game! Let’s play “surplus profits”! Let’s go Haha… you lose! Now it’s your turn to drink! Hey Liyan. you’ve been to Sichuan Let’s play the game Sichuan-style fingers – You mean like this? – Yes. that’s the one! Oh. I lose… I’ll drink – I shouldn’t drink – Oh. no. I’ll drink it I’ll drink it – Lao Huang! – That’s right. Lao Huang can drink for you Of course Lao Huang Please drink this cup in my place Young Madam knows how to drink? – She sure does – Yes. she can drink! Come on. Lao Huang. Let’s play – No. no – Lao Huang. have a game with him! Hahaha! Lao Huang wins! Lao Huang won. Big Sister! Today is your birthday I will raise my cup to you Then I’ll have some. too Yuck! Big Brother I’ll play a game with you

Not finge r-guessing or “surplus profits” but the one that goes like this and this and this – Oh… I know this one! – Oh… We played that one back home Ah. Brother Zhang loses again! Drink up! Wait a moment. Let’s switch to bigger cups… Lao Huang. bring bigger cups! Lao Huang. bring bigger cups! Th is time we’ll play three rounds Whoever loses has to drink three cups Three big cups! You lose Again Brother Zhang loses again! Drink up! as a rose, Sedi Maria Lovely as a rose, Sedi Maria That day I was on the hill, hunting on horseback… Hic! Brother Zhang. you’re getting drunk Brother Zhang is getting drunk! Your singing is as sweet as rosy clouds Brothe r Zhang is drunk! Big Sister. Brother Zhang is drunk! Maria, your singing is as sweet as rosy clouds The strong youth is a Kazakh O h… so here’s where you’re hiding The strong youth is a Kazakh Evan Dudar Tonight please cross the river and come to my house Brother Zhang! Feed your horse and bring your dong bula When the moon rises, pluck your strings Ayaya… we lean on each other and sing under the tree As if drunk As if in a dream At this moment… the moon rises high in the sky and there’s a slight breeze Let me in! Go back Don’t come in here Thank you

He needs to take a sleeping pill He’s thinks to himself that maybe I will commit suicide All I have is regret I want to die I can no longer face the world He remembers that Liyan has some sleeping pills Who’s there? It’s me… Zhichen You’re still up? My head hurts You had too much to drink I can’t fall asleep I have some medicine over there There’s still eight tablets left I only need one Help yourself If you can’t see. I have some matches No need I found them

I want to take another one. too Another one wouldn’t do you any more good How foolish. You’re taking the whole bottle! Don’t take too many! He pours out Liyan’s sleeping pills and replaces them with vitamins – Is that Zhichen? – No. it’s me Are you still up? What are you doing? What about your medicine? Zhichen took it What’s the matter? You can’t sleep either? It’s strange. none of us seem to be able to get to sleep Go to sleep Sit… Sit down Please light the candle What for? I just want to see you The moon light is nice Light a candle Yuwen! Come here! Come back! Do you know how much I envy Zhichen? So young and healthy… Since he’s been here. the house has been full of life These last few years I’ve made life miserable for you… a life of despair But today. for once I saw you happy While you were drinking I was watching you You’re still young I almost forgot that you’ re my wife Then I thought. I’m not fit to be your husband I have to get better! I have to keep living Otherwise I might as well just go ahead and die and stop making you suffer… right? Tell me. are you still in love with Zhichen? Tell me the truth What happened to your hand? I burned it boiling water How could you be so careless? Why did you say all this to me? Yuwen’s out

Liyan… I’ve decided to leave today I was going to leave a letter for you last night But I couldn’t just leave without saying good bye But why? I have to leave You can’t go Last time you wanted to leave I convinced you to stay I still need you here Your illness isn’t that serious Just be sure to take care of your heart I’m of no use to you here It’s not about me… it’ s Yuwen If you’re here. she will be happier Yuwen… What Yuwen needs is you I almost did something truly inhuman But please trust her The responsibility for everything that happened is mine Thanks for the medicine I hope you’ll stay on with us I need to change my life I won’t go over to Little Sister’s room He told me this once Master. will you take your meal? Yes? – Please close the door – Yes No. just leave it open Young Madam. would you like your meal? I want to live I have to tell Zhichen to go away The first time he’s been inside my room in years

Young Master. would you like a snack? Young Master? Young Master? Young Madam! Young Madam. come quick! Something’s wrong with the master! – Go to the school and get h is sister! – Yes Liyan! Liyan! What on earth happened? Lao Huang! First go find Young Master Zhang. quick! Liyan! Liyan! Young Master Zhang! Something has happened! The master has passed out! Please hurry to have a look at him Quick. go get me my doctor’s bag! – When did you find him like this? – Just now Was he lying on the bed at that time? Yes. Lao Huang discovered him here when he came in to bring him a snack Is there hope? You have to save him

Thank you Young Master – Go get his little sister – Yes Brother! Brother! Brother! Is he…? Big Sister. what’s wrong with him? He was just fine… What could have done this to him? You’re with him all day long! You should know what disease he’s suffe ring from… Tell me! Tell me! Brother… Brother! Little Sister. don’t disturb him Brother Zhang. you’re a doctor! You have to save him! You can’t just let him die like this! I won’t You’re his best friend! You have to save him! Save him! I’ve already given him an injection What’s wrong with him? Big Brother! Big Brother! I never knew he was this ill Lao Huang. what can I do now? Why didn’t you come and get me sooner? Brother Zhang! Liyan We’re all here We’re all here What were you thinking? What’s wrong? Why did you? Don’t talk with him so much… Let him rest quietly as much as possible Little Sister Big Sister How is he doing?

Big Brother wants to eat something I already gave him something to eat Try not to worry so much Brother Zhang… is leaving tomorrow – Wait for your summer vacation – Don’t! Big Sister Big Sister You and Brother Zhang are in love. right? Yes Big Sister! Alright. no need to see me off Why don’t you two go back? No. I want to see you off It’s still a ways to go. Let us walk you to the train station That’s what I meant. it’s too far for you Are you afraid we won’t make it? I can even carry your luggage for you No no no Still as mischievous as ever Don’t make your brother angry anymore It wasn’t me who provoked him! Do you think Young Master will recover? He’ll be fine Brother Zhang. when will you come back to see him? Next spring No. this summer vacation! The End