Several children were surrounding a four-year-old girl and a six-year-old boy.
The little girl cried and demanded, “Boo hoo hoo… Return the wowotou to me! Why do you have to snatch the bread from me?!”
The little boy was also red in anger. “That’s right, give it back to us. You’re behaving like thieves.”
But the children who robbed their bread were not afraid at all.
“You are the children of the landlord’s family, so you shouldn’t be given food!”
“That’s right, you don’t deserve to eat!”
“Not only do we have to take away your food, but we also have to beat you up!”
After Xiulan saw this scene from a short distance, she already had an idea of what was going on.
According to the memories in her mind, these two children seemed to be the grandchildren of the Jiang family.
The little girl’s name was Jiang Xiaoya and the little boy’s name was Jiang Tiedan. The Jiang family used to be a big landlord in this region and their family was rich. Unfortunately, after the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the Jiang family was overthrown as a big landlord and their family fell. Now, there were only Mr. and Mrs. Jiang left in the Jiang family, as well as these two grandchildren.
The old couple’s two sons passed away early and their daughters-in-law ran away as early as possible, and their only daughter married to another place. She hadn’t been back for many years. For a long time, their family, which was originally wealthy, had declined and became desolated.
Because of their bad social status, their family not only failed to live a good life as before, but was also discriminated against by the people in the production team. They did the dirtiest and most tiring work, and could not live in the same place as the rest of the production team. They were living outside the village, in one of the two small dilapidated houses. Next to it was a pigsty, a cowshed, and a place for raising livestock in the village.
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The Jiang family was with the animals all day long, so the environment was naturally dirty, needless to say.
Especially the pigsty, as soon as you got closer to the pigsty, there was a strong smell and people couldn’t stand it when they stayed there for a long time.
Even so, they did not dare to say anything.
The old couple was very sensible, knowing that under the current situation, they had to learn how to bear it and be patient. It didn’t matter how difficult their lives were, it was more important for them to stay alive than anything else
Some of the information remaining in her mind made Xiulan feel some sympathy for their family. Now that she had seen the two children being bullied, she couldn’t just ignore it.
When she was about to walk over to stop the other children, the bullies punched both Xiaoya and Tiedan, then quickly ran away.
Xiaoya sat on the ridge and cried, “Waah waah waah…”
She didn’t cry because of the pain, but because those bullies stole their bread.
Under the conditions of the Jiang family, there were not many foodstuffs for them to eat. The old couple were getting older and were in charge of feeding the livestock, but unfortunately, they couldn’t get many foodstuffs in a year.
The two children only received one wowotou at noon after working, so being robbed in this way meant that they had nothing to eat and would be very hungry.
Seeing his sister cry, Tiedan hurriedly comforted her, “Sister, don’t cry, brother will help you get it back.”
As he said that, his eyes turned red and he was very resentful that their wowotou had been stolen, especially when he saw that his younger sister had been wronged.
Xiaoya shook her head. “Brother, no need, we won’t be able to get it back from them anyway. We might even be beaten more by them!”
“But if you don’t have anything to eat, then you’ll be hungry,” Tiedan replied as he squeezed his fist very angrily and distressed.
“Boo hoo hoo… Brother, let’s not eat at noon and just bear with it,” said Xiaoya, while wiping the tears from the corners of her eyes.
Xiulan heaved a sigh. These children were so pitiful. They were often bullied in the village and couldn’t even resist.