So Far From The Bamboo grove


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  • Yoko, Ko and their mother are told by their friend Corporal Mastumura that they must leave their home to escape the Korean Communists, but the mom doesn't want to leave because her son is at the ammunition factory working. In the end they leave and leave a note for the son and father.
  • You must leave now before the soldiers kill you and your family!
  • The family goes on the train that the Corporal tells the to go on. They face many deaths and sick patients, but then the train is bombed so the family must walk the rest of the way.
  • Just shut up and walk!
  • I'm hungry and tired Ko! Can't we rest please
  • The factory Hideyo is working at is attacked by Korean Communists, so him and his friends escape. They then walk to a station where the separate so Hideyo can find his family.
  • As they were walking they are confronted by Korean Communists but a bomb drops which kills the soldiers. The family is not killed because they dropped to the floor in time. They then make the choice to dress like male Korean Communists soldiers. They take the soldiers uniforms and cut their hair like boy's and continue their walk.
  • Yoko be quiet! 
  • No! I don't want to be bald headed! 
  • Shut up! Don't you want to live, then let Mother cut your hair! 
  • Mother, Ko, and Yoko finally arrive to Seoul, they waited for Hideyo, but he never arrived when they were there so they took a train to Pusan. All three women and girl stayed to wait for Hideyo, but never arrived so they board a ship to Japan. However as they stayed at a train station in Japan Mother went to check if there were any relatives that survived the bombing, but came back exhausted and defeated causing her to die. 
  • We have to go it's not safe anymore.
  • But we can't leave without Honorable Brother (Hideyo)
  • Ko is right.
  • We made it *cry tears of joy*
  • Ko and Yoko were offered a place to stay at after Mother's death and they accepted. They kept on with their studies still while waiting for Hideyo and persevering through their struggles through life. After a few months Corporal Matsumura contacts them and they stay connected. Then one day Yoko spotted Hideyo as he did her and all three sibling stayed together after that.
  • No! Mother don't leave!
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