* Nhuang's family owned a rice farm in Vietnam. He remembers one of the water buffaloes they used to till the land dying, and his father having to buy another one from the market. The new buffalo had to be both patient and strong.
* Nhuong called the new buffalo Tank and over the years the two of them became firm friends.
* One day, Tank - named for his size and fighting ability - was, surprisingly, almost beaten by another bull. He recovered to knock the bull into a ditch.
* While Tank's fighting abilities became known throughout the area, his family worried someone may steal him. Their fears almost come true when Tank failed to return home one evening. Luckily they found him tied to a tree. Later, at a wedding, Nhuong overhears a man admitting his part in trying to steal Tank...
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