Under these circumstances, he was filled with rage. To the best of his
knowledge, most of his compatriots only thought of their own way of
living: to get rich, then increase their initial capital by up to three
or four times.
Xuan loved Hoa more than a mother. Xuan knew that it was not a good
comparison, but she loved to think about it in that way. Hoa insisted
that her mother not come over to her or organise a wedding for her at
home. She did not even send her mother a photo of her future husband.
Coc Xa were the last two words in Antoine's diary, which Madame
Jacqueline handed over to Ham, the elderly guide of the French tour
group. They indicated a far-away locality in northern Viet Nam where a
crucial fight between the Vietnamese and French forces took place over
forty years ago.
The girl and I rode a bicycle up a hill and then downhill, turning right
to where there was a hill of pine trees. We got into a lane running
between the lush green pine trees.
Walking by her side was little Y, who sold passers-by lottery tickets
to earn money. In wrinkled clothes with unkempt hair, they elbowed their
way through the crowd.
He crawled again along the bed of sweet potatoes to see if there was any
bamboo cylinder left, even though he had only a glimmer of hope.
Without water, those children would die.
Ngon was then very interested in football. As a skilled player, he
was encouraged to indulge in narcotics after each hard match to regain
his strength. Gradually, he and three other young players on his team,
all coming from decent families, became victims of addiction.
Living in a faraway land, whenever I missed her, her sullen face
immediately cropped up in my mind. However, I never had time for a
noontime nap to send a dream to her.
A ridiculous idea came into Huan's head: in order to get around
easily in this city, he would need a compass. Whenever he went to his
office or returned home, he got lost amid the high-rises.
She forced him to sit down on the bed. Then she gently rolled up his
trouser leg and bandaged his knee, adjusting the artificial joint
carefully. Sau Tam saw a tear fall right on the injured knee and he
felt a burning sensation there.