《All’s Well that Ends Well》__ Henry Ku (56)

Blessed Are Those Who Suffer …

It was the most gut wrenching decision any parent had to make.  But, no alternative was available.  Uncle Him had been pacing the little space between the bed and the door to their tiny room, and Aunt Lin just sat there, looking blank, numb to everything.  They had to sell some of their children.

Since the surrender of Hong Kong on that fateful Christmas Day, 1941, many had been forced to leave the city for their villages in nearby China.   Sadly, on arrival, most found that there was no land to farm and no relief of any kind.   They simply perished and disappeared.  Some did not even make the journey, unburied where they dropped.

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