In the middle of the night, in village X, in the palace of X, the water of Nhi Ha river rose on the 1st day, causing the dike section to be in danger of breaking. While the people were trying to keep the dyke, Quan’s mother, who was sent to help knit the dyke, went to play shrimp nests with the family members in the communal house. He leisurely played cards with many servants sitting next to him, and also brought many rare and precious belongings to go to the dike. He was so engrossed in playing the shrimp nest that he didn’t know the cries, the horns and the sounds of the villagers and the people outside the dike. Even when someone came in to report the broken dyke, he scolded him and continued to play cards leisurely. Finally, when the dyke broke, the people fell into a thousand sorrows, and it was also the time when the parents laughed happily and gloatedly when the big game was playing.
Pham Duy Ton (1883 – 25 February 2) was a pioneer social writer of Vietnamese new literature in the early 1924th century. Before becoming a writer and journalist, he was a court interpreter. Northern Ambassador. His short story “Living and dying while flying” is considered as the first Western-style short story of Vietnamese literature. In addition to his real name Pham Duy Ton, he also wrote under the pseudonyms Uu Thoi Man, Dong Phuong Soc, and Tho An. One of Pham Duy Ton’s children is the famous musician Pham Duy.
Living and dying in flight is a work of writer Pham Duy Ton, published in the December 12 issue of Nam Phong magazine. This is one of his most famous literary works. The work expressed his criticism of Vietnam’s feudal system, represented by a government official who did not care about the lives of the people under his authority who were struggling with floods.
Near 1 o’clock at night, in X village of X, the water of Nhi Ha river was so big, it seemed that the dyke broke. From the afternoon until now, hundreds of people have tried to protect the dyke, but how can human strength be compared with the strength of heaven, the situation is really tragic. However, the father and mother who were sent to assist the people to protect the dike sat in the stable family; lavish dining; He is also passionate about playing cards with shrimp nests. Until someone ran in to report the broken dyke, but he still ignored it, saw it; and bossy here. When he gloated because he was able to play a big game, it was also the time when the dyke broke, the people fell into “thousands of sorrows and sorrows”.
At nearly 1 o’clock at night, in village X of government X, the water of Nhi Ha river was so big, it seemed that the dyke had broken. From the afternoon until now, hundreds of people have tried to protect the dyke, but how can human strength be compared with the strength of heaven, the situation is really tragic. However, the mandarin and mother who were sent to help the people to protect the dike sat in the stable family while eating, drinking, and playing cards. Temple when someone ran in to report the broken dyke, but he still ignored it; and bossy here. When he gloated because he won the big game, it was also when the dyke broke, the people fell into a sad situation.
It rained heavily, the Nhi Ha River rose to great heights. At nearly one o’clock at night, the dyke section of X village, and so was the palace X, two or three passages were smuggled, if not, it would break. Hundreds of villagers have been squirming in the rain from day to day until now. The sound of drums is continuous, the sound of snails is endless, the voice of expatriates calling each other to the household. The heavier the rain, the more the river water billowed up.
Meanwhile, about four or five hundred meters from the place of protection of the dyke, in the tall and sturdy communal house, the mandarin and mother were perched on a ladder. The lights are on display, around the place where the mandarin is sitting, there are silver medicine pipes, gold watches, ivory-handled knives, … bowls of oats steamed with alum sugar and smoke. The servants are low, walking and bustling. Parents and guardians are playing shrimp nest with Mr. De, the first team teacher, the second team teacher, the head of the headquarters. The soldiers stood with their arms crossed, guarding and dignified like gods and saints. Laughter, cheerful, gentle. Just be lenient.
Although, people are not people. When he had just finished eating the bowl of oats, was stroking his beard, shaking his thighs, his eyes were forever looking at the venomous dish, suddenly outside the village a cry of heaven and earth was heard. Everyone was startled, Quan was still obvious – Quan was waiting for a big game of cards. Someone softly said: “Bam, the dyke sometimes breaks!”. Quan snapped: “Moving on” Quan impatiently urged people to draw cards. Suddenly, the water rushed like a waterfall, the laughter roared, and then there was the sound of chickens, dogs, buffalos, and cows chirping in all directions. In the family, who gets hungover and afraid. Suddenly, someone from the countryside, drenched and drenched, rushed in to report that the dike had broken. The big official blushed and shouted: “The dyke is broken, in his time he was far from your neck, when he imprisoned you! The officer sent the soldiers to chase the peasants’ necks out. The teacher shook the cards, his hands trembled… The big man clapped his hands and shouted loudly. Then he opened the card as he left and said: “Eh, Thong shrimp, chi chi bouncing!… Dieu, you!”
The big game of cards. All over the dyke, the water was overflowing, the houses were floating, and the rice fields were flooded; The living have no place to live, the dead have no place to bury.
At nearly one o’clock at night, it rained heavily, the Nhi Ha River rose to large, the dyke of X village was in danger of breaking. Hundreds of thousands of people struggled against the water. However, at the communal house on a nearby dike, the father and mother still leisurely played cards with the mandarins. Someone reported broken dyke, he still calmly scolded. Finally, when the game is really big, it is also the time “everywhere in that region, the water is overflowing, swirling into a deep abyss, houses are frozen, rice is flooded, the living have no place to live, the dead have no place to live. burial place”.
It was late at night, the weak dyke with two or three sections that had been damaged for a long time could no longer stand, but the water was still rising, the rain was still pouring. People in dire circuTaxances have used all their strength, urgency and hard work to save villages and houses. Meanwhile, the “parents” of the people – the people at the gate are busy, happily playing shrimp nests with food and luxury toys. The nearer the risk of breaking the dyke, the more guards and people come to inform and beg, then the mandarin’s game is bigger, more urgent and not interested. Until the big card game was played, the people fell into an unspeakable tragedy in the scene of the broken dyke: “Everywhere in that region, water overflowed, swirling into a deep abyss, houses drifted ice, rice fields fell. flooded, the living have no place to live, the dead have no place to bury.”
At nearly one o’clock at night, it was pouring rain, causing the Nhi Ha River to rise rapidly, the dyke of X village, X, was in danger of breaking. While hundreds of people and people are bending against the flood, mobilizing their wealth and strength to protect the dike, in a tall, sturdy communal house not far away, the mandarin’s father and mother are responsible for helping the people. I’m sitting there playing cards with the wrong people. He went to the dike and brought many rare items and delicious food. Although someone reported breaking the dyke, he was still emotionless, calmly drunk with the game, even scolding, demanding that people be imprisoned to report. Right at the time when the officials were loud, the dyke broke, the water overflowed everywhere, washing away houses and possessions, “the living have nowhere to live, the dead have no place to bury”.
At nearly one o’clock at night, at the Nhi Ha river section in the village of X, in X, it rained heavily and the river water rose. People struggled to save the dyke that was about to burst. In it, in the pavilion, the lights and torches are bright, displaying the father and mother with the responsibility of protecting the dike, leisurely enjoying the pleasure of fighting the shrimp nest with the family. When someone came to the level to report that the dyke was about to break, not only did they ignore the card game but also shouted and threatened to blame the subordinates. When the mandarin was happy because of the big game of cards, it was also the time when the dyke broke and people fell into a sad situation.
Living and dying in flight is a story about the negligence of the father and mother of village X, belonging to the X government, leading to the death of thousands of people, the houses are frozen, the rice is flooded, the living have no place to live, the dead. no burial place. Because while the people are suffering and struggling to keep the dike to prevent flood water from the Nhi Ha River, the parents are still drunk with the game of shrimp nests in the high and sturdy communal house, regardless of the people outside.