Part 2, Chapter 5 Summary
The Japanese have attacked China at Peking and are making their way toward the village where LuLing lives. As LuLing and the others listen to the reports on the radio, a stranger comes to the door of the orphanage. At first, when LuLing sees the woman’s shadowy figure, she thinks it is Precious Auntie’s ghost. However, it turns out to be GaoLing, a young woman whom LuLing had grown up with. GaoLing has escaped her husband.
Months ago, GaoLing managed to send a few letters to LuLing, telling her how Chang, the coffin maker, chose GaoLing to be the wife of his son—the same son LuLing had planned to marry. After living in the Chang family, GaoLing discovered how mean the Chang family members are. Although they have...
(The entire section is 519 words.)