Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution - Study Guide Locked Up, pgs. 173 - 190 Summary & Analysis

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Late one night during winter vacation, Fan Wen-chong, one of Dad's theater friends comes to their house. Ji-li answers the door and finds his face bloody and swollen. Ji-li runs to her room crying while the others tend to Uncle Fan's injuries. When Grandma puts the children to bed, she tells them not to say anything of what happened.

Ji-li listens to the adults talking. It seems that Uncle Fan made up a story to stop the beatings.

Dad comes home late one night and talks with Mom and Grandma. He says he can't take it anymore. He says he can't confess because he has nothing to confess. They discuss the situation.

On Chinese New Year, Ji-li learns her father did not come home the previous night. Grandma is crying. Ji-li is sent to the telephone kiosk to call...

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