Diary of a Madman and Other Stories - Cheering from the Sidelines: Tomorrow, An Unimportant Affair, The Story of Hair, A Passing Storm, Hometown Summary & Analysis

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Cheering from the Sidelines: Tomorrow, An Unimportant Affair, The Story of Hair, A Passing Storm, Hometown Summary

In Tomorrow, Rednose Everbow, and Blueskin Ah-five are drinking bowls of wine in a wineshop in Lu Town located next to the widow Sister Shan's home. She supported herself and her son through the sale of the woven cloth she made, but her loom had been silent for few days. Her three-year-old son, Bao'er, was very ill. His mother spent a great deal of money on the medicine prescribed by Dr. He, but the boy soon died. She sold her jewelry to purchase a coffin for her little boy, yet was still unable to believe this was more than an awful nightmare. The night after her son was buried was a very lonely...

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