Chongqing, China, 1978, and I’m 8 years old. At noon when the morning school is over, we students step out of Jialin School, with most of us walking to the left, which is the east. At the same time, the students from No. 57 Middle School also come out. Thus, the students from 2 routes join together, walking forward and fill up the street that is about 10 yards wide, looking like a parade. There is almost no vehicle in this area. I like it. The vehicle might hurt people and it burns gasoline, emits waste and harms the environment. I would like this area, which is the two sides of Guihuayuan Road, to keep the scene of the countryside.
Both sides of Guihuayuan Road are filled with the snack booths. Having had not a penny, I certainly cannot buy anything, but I can have a look. Some snack booth has a roof, others are just a white bag and a stool. By the gate of Jialin School, a person sells the white sesame candy. She sits on a stool and has a white bag with sesame candy inside in front of her. Now a 10-year-old pupil gives her 5 Chinese cents, and she takes a chisel and a hammer, striking on the round, white, 12 inches diameter sesame candy. Seconds later, a piece of sesame candy, 2 inches long, 1 inch wide and tall, falls off the sesame candy hill, and she passes that price to the pupil.
“How can you give this little,” that pupil says to her.
“Eh, I’ve given you enough,” that merchant says, still holding the black chisel and the hammer to strike down another piece, 1 inch long, half an inch wide and tall, from the big round sesame candy hill to that pupil. That pupil averts two pupils behinds him, holding the two pieces of sesame candy in his hand and disappeared.
Sometimes the ones walking with me buy some snack along the way, and I stop to have a look. In front less than 10 yards is one selling the water-salted vegetable. How many kinds of salted vegetable are there in China? Maybe over 100. In Sichuan, people like the water-salted vegetable. The merchant is a middle-aged woman, having a dark brown pottery jar, called water-salted vegetable jar, looking like a 12 inch diameter round container. She also sits on a stool. The water-salted vegetable jar filled up with water will be quite heavy. I don’t know how she can move it here in the morning. Probably her home is around here.
A 10-year-old pupil gives her 5 Chinese cents. Having taken the money, she holds a pair of chopsticks with right arm into the lightless, dark, dark jar, and comes out with a chopstick-ful of orange radish strips, putting them on piece of paper on her left hand. It looks that there are 20 some radish strips, substantial amount. I feel I can finish my lunch rice with it. In south China, steamed rice is our major food for lunch and supper. Holding the paper with radish strips, that pupil walks away. Those merchants do not put price label on their merchandise. Old customers know the price. If you don’t know the price, you may just ask.
The end of “Wei Liu Exam 1.44: The Sesame Candy and Water-salted Vegetable on the Way From School to Home”
Walking Through Six Years Examination/Wei Liu Exam Book One From Birth to the Graduation of Elementary School to be continued
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