Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution - The Sound of Drums and Gongs, pgs. 80-99 Summary & Analysis

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As the campaign to Destroy the Four Olds continues, personal possessions are included in the list of fourolds. Search parties would search people's homes. Their presence was announced by the sound of drums and gongs. Ji-li and Ji-yun go outside to watch them at the house of a neighbor. Their grandmother comes to bring them back to the house telling them they must remain inside. When Ji-li is sent to the store that afternoon, she stops to read the poster on the neighbor's house. People are talking about the items carried out of the house.

That day, six more searches are carried out in their alley. They learn some of the details from Ji-yung and Son Po-po. Ji-li is lonely because An-Yi has been sent to her grandparents for the summer...

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