This is a true story. The story takes place in the western province of Qinghai, a water shortage in the desert area. Here, the daily water consumption per person is strictly limited to three pounds, which must rely on troops from far away. Daily drinking, washing, washing, including livestock feed, all rely on the three pounds of precious water.
People can not water, livestock, thirsty ah! Finally one day, a head has been considered honest, loyal but very thirsty, break the reins, broke into the desert is the only part of the road tankers. Finally, water transport vehicles to. The cow with unbelievable discernment, quickly moving on the highway, a military vehicle emergency brake stop. The silence stood in front of the car, let the driver snapped off, refused to move. Five minutes later, the two sides are still deadlocked. Water transport soldiers previously encountered cattle highway cable water situation, but they are not so stubborn as the cow. Human and bovine so consumption, resulting in a traffic jam, behind the driver started swearing, and even tried to drive the ignition can be impatient, but unmoved.
Later, the owner of the ox to find, angry owners raised severely emaciated bullwhip whipped on the back of cattle, cattle was beaten, sad cry badly bruised from flogging, but still refused to get out of the way. The blood seeps out, red whip, cow moos and a shrill, cold cool wind in the desert, particularly tragic. The water side of the soldiers cried foul mouthed driver cried, finally, water soldier said: "let me violate a regulation, I am willing to accept a punishment." He is from the tender to half pot of water -- just 3 pounds, placed in front of the bull.
The cow is not beyond all expectations, a fight to the death to the water, but at sunset, long mt.huandshan moo, seemed to call what. Not far behind the sand ran a calf and wounded cow calf looked lovingly at greedily drinking water, tongue lick calf eyes, lick calf also cow eyes, silence, people see the tears in the eyes of mother and child. Don't wait for the host to call, in silence Speechless, they turned and walked slowly back.
One evening at the end of twentieth Century, when I saw on TV this gripping scene, I think of childhood family poverty embarrassment, reminds me of my work so far in the country suffering mother, many in the audience and I in front of the TV, shed tears rolling.