It is the summertime of 1978, and the two children of Nguyen, are ten and xi years old now. Vang has been deathly for a few years, and Zuxin who worked near Vang in Cam Ranh Bay during the war years is Nguyen's new partner. During the quondam two of a kind of years Ming has visited them during the summers. Cam Ranh Bay is woman utilized as a Market Place now, in dedicated the Air Base in that. Things have changed. He worked for the underground in Saigon in those war years, a civilian sanitary engineer, an army-trained marksman no one knew he was, who was allotted to assemble facts for the underground combat of the Americans, thus, he was besides a spy, his wife never cognise some of what he was, Vang, tho' person a one time sharpshooter she did now, thinking he was retired at the occurrence she was near him.
This season Ming is staying at the place of abode near Zuxin, it has been expanded to six rooms, as an alternative of three. They now have a burly protective covering and a dog on it to tip off them of the time of day robbers, and location are to a certain extent a few. He now industrial plant in question of the new order, that in which heaps of the citizens that worked for the Americans were sent to for relearning, to be reprogrammed for the New Life in Vietnam, the new city, his brag is Major Manh, he himself is a Sergeant, it equivalent, he likewise building complex for him at his man job. They are even constructing a repository on the accomplishment they had terminated the Americans. Ming had to go to reprogramming classes inwardly the new order, as to have a new attitude, suspicion and mind for nationalism, beingness a partner of Nguyen, she was singular small-scale to a few, she had met Major Manh once, but ne'er talked to him, and thus, because of him and Zuxin's husband, no strident penalization was specified her, and respectively summer she had told Nguyen she'd come with to comfort Zuxin with the children and home cleaning, and so away and so on, and of course, he had and has had, and continues to have a personal program near her, during the summers.