Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution - The Rice Harvest, pgs. 230 - 243 Summary & Analysis

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Three days after her expulsion from the Exhibition, she receives a message that Chang Hong wants to talk to her at the Red Guard Committee. Ji-li reports for the meeting. Chang Hong knows that Ji-li requested summer labor in the factories instead of in the countryside. Ji-li explains that the reason is her mother's illness. Chang Hong says it would be best for Ji-li's future if she works in the country. Ji-li agrees to work in the country.

Ji-li works in the rice harvest. Each worker is assigned five rows. Like the others, she mostly works and sleeps. Ji-li finds that she is slower than the others. She accidently cuts her leg with the sickle. She has to finish her quota or she will be disgraced so she wraps a towel around her leg.

Bai-Shan, one of...

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