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A Sacred Mango

A Sacred Mango HA JIN We gathered in front of our City H all exploding firecrackers and beating drums and g ongs. o Th usands of people came over to receive a gift for our city from Chairman M ao. It was a golden mango carried by a big t ruck accompanied by three other tr ucks, all of which were planted with color ful flags and loaded with golden chrysanthemums. e m Th ango was exhibited in the center of the h all. We lined up to look a t it and to show our gratitude and respect. But that nig ht some curious child tasted the f ruit and was not caug ht. Our mayor, frightened and outraged , said, “Damn it, if I knew which son of a rabbit bit the m ango I would turn his whole fa mily into counter-revolutionaries!” But what could we do? We substituted a wooden mango for a real one. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

A Sacred Mango

Manoa , Volume 31 (1) – May 10, 2019

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2019 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

HA JIN We gathered in front of our City H all exploding firecrackers and beating drums and g ongs. o Th usands of people came over to receive a gift for our city from Chairman M ao. It was a golden mango carried by a big t ruck accompanied by three other tr ucks, all of which were planted with color ful flags and loaded with golden chrysanthemums. e m Th ango was exhibited in the center of the h all. We lined up to look a t it and to show our gratitude and respect. But that nig ht some curious child tasted the f ruit and was not caug ht. Our mayor, frightened and outraged , said, “Damn it, if I knew which son of a rabbit bit the m ango I would turn his whole fa mily into counter-revolutionaries!” But what could we do? We substituted a wooden mango for a real one.

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ManoaUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: May 10, 2019

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