Short Story (18-03-2007) Sacred water by Tran Thuy Mai When we reached the mountainous village of Tok, it was late in the afternoon, and its inhabitants were still at work in the fields. As I passed a trellis of gourds, I noticed a pretty girl sleeping in a hammock. Suddenly, her eyes opened, her sleep interrupted by the buzz of our electrical technicians as we prepared to wire a power line for the town. Intrigued by her black eyes, I teased the girl, pushing her hammock. She stood up and stared at me defiantly. "You'll be sorry if you don't stop it," she threatened. "This girl is so uptight!" I muttered. The introduction of electricity was going to change the locals' lives enormously. At our first meeting with them inside the communal house in the evening, they served us a feast: grilled beef, fried fish and porridge with bamboo shoots, all of it quite different from the food we ate in the plains. "Try to eat - there's no cafe in this town and tomorrow we'll have to haul poles … [Read more...] about Sacred water
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