House Dad’s Literary Life Chapter 554: Ding Xiang’s hometown and her story (3/4)

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时间回到两天前,从老家回来,跟丁湘一起开启她“冒险”一般的毕业旅行的杨欢来到了湘西的大山里。

Back in time two days ago, Yang Huan, who returned from her hometown and started her “adventurous” graduation trip with Ding Xiang, came to the mountains in western Hunan.

  准确的说,丁湘的老家是湘西省茅塔市岩叶县土车乡的一个僻远的山脉里。

To be precise, Ding Xiang’s hometown is in a remote mountain range in Tuche Township, Yanye County, Maota City, Xiangxi Province.

  去一趟她家,可折腾了,杨欢跟丁湘先是坐火车到市里,然后坐五个小时的长途车到岩叶县。

A trip to her house was a toss up. Yang Huan and Ding Xiang first took the train to the city, and then took a five-hour long-distance bus to Yanye County.

  到了岩叶县,丁湘告诉杨欢,以前读书的时候,她都是自己慢慢走回去。不过现在好了,有公路修到了土车乡,丁湘和杨欢便搭乘三轮载客车,坐车到了土车乡。

When I arrived in Yanye County, Ding Xiang told Yang Huan that when she was studying, she walked back slowly by herself. But now it’s good, there is a road repaired to Tuche Township, Ding Xiang and Yang Huan took a three-wheeled passenger car and took the car to Tuche Township.

  这个载客车还是敞篷的,一路吃灰吃土,两个女孩都有些灰头土脸的。

This passenger car is still open-top, and it eats dust and dirt all the way, and the two girls are a little disgraced.

  不过还好,杨欢能接受,她本身就是从农村出来的,这种场面以前也是她的常态,所以,她还跟丁湘调侃着笑道:“丁湘姐,我发现我们的老家虽然都是农村,但还是有点差别的,我的老家是在盆地里,而你的老家却是在山上。”

But fortunately, Yang Huan can accept it, she herself came from the countryside, and this kind of scene used to be her norm, so she also joked with Ding Xiang: “Sister Ding Xiang, I found that although our hometown is both The countryside, but there is still a little difference, my hometown is in the basin, while your hometown is on the mountain.”

  到了土车乡之后,丁湘带着杨欢先找一个小旅馆住下,因为夜幕已经降临了。她们休息一晚,第二天一早吃了早餐,买了一些包子带在身上,才继续出发!

After arriving at Tuche Township, Ding Xiang and Yang Huan first found a small hotel to stay because night had fallen. They rested for the night, ate breakfast the next morning, bought some buns to take with them, and then continued to set off!

  接下来的路程,对杨欢来说就是一个大挑战了,她要跟着丁湘一起徒步,走着陡峭的山路,半翻半绕走过三座高山,差不多是过了晌午,才来到丁湘家的苗寨山下。

The next journey will be a big challenge for Yang Huan. She has to walk with Ding Xiang, walking on a steep mountain road, half-turning and half-circling through three high mountains. It was almost noon before arriving. Ding Xiang’s family at the foot of Miao Village.

  她们还要沿着危险如天梯一般的石阶爬上去,虽然一路上风景很秀丽,而且越爬越高,越能透过山林缝隙,望到远方的层峦叠嶂、郁郁葱葱,但杨欢都没有什么心思去东张西望,心里只想尽快到丁湘的家,然后好好歇歇。

They also have to climb up the dangerous stone steps like a ladder. Although the scenery along the way is beautiful, and the higher the climb, the more they can see through the gaps in the mountains and forests and see the mountains and lush greenery in the distance, but Yang Huan They didn’t have the time to look around, but only wanted to get to Ding Xiang’s house as soon as possible, and then have a good rest.

  真的是两天一夜,到了太阳已经明显西斜,距离下山不远的时候,杨欢和丁湘终于到家了!

It was really two days and one night. When the sun had clearly set in the west, and not far from going down the mountain, Yang Huan and Ding Xiang finally arrived home!

  没有特别大的惊喜,这是一个贫穷、落后的小村寨,老旧的建筑,除了是木制的结构以外,其他的跟杨欢很小很小时候,记忆里那个贫穷、破旧的五道口村差不多。当然,现在的五道口村已经好很多了,就算没有杨轶,村里的人们也住上了砖瓦房,有了杨轶,更是一步一步地奔向幸福的小康生活。

There is no big surprise. This is a poor and backward small village. The old buildings, except for the wooden structure, are the same as when Yang Huan was very young, the poor and dilapidated Wudaokou in his memory. The village is about the same. Of course, Wudaokou Village is much better now. Even without Yang Yi, people in the village live in brick and tile houses. With Yang Yi, they are moving towards a happy and well-off life step by step.

  不过,这个叫白尧寨的寨子,人们还是很热情的,见到丁湘和杨欢,都叽里呱啦地说着苗语跟丁湘和杨欢打招呼,还有一些寨里小孩子,光着屁股也跑到杨欢面前好奇地打量着她,那灵动的黑眼睛还是有着他们这个年纪的活泼。

However, in this village called Baiyao Village, people are still very enthusiastic. When they see Ding Xiang and Yang Huan, they all say hello to Ding Xiang and Yang Huan in Miao language. There are also some children in the village. She also ran to Yang Huan with her bare buttocks and looked at her curiously. Those smart black eyes still had the liveliness of their age.

  “你们好啊!”杨欢虽然很累了,但还是高兴地从自己的背包里,掏出一些小糖果分给这些小朋友。

“How are you guys!” Although Yang Huan was very tired, she happily took out some small candies from her backpack and distributed them to these children.

  这个是跟她哥学的,杨轶每次回老家,都会带糖果给村里的小孩子。

This was learned from her brother. Every time Yang Yi returned to his hometown, he would bring candy to the children in the village.

  “阿叔阿婆他们问你是从哪里来的,我跟他们说,你是我的同学,过来我们这里玩,然后他们都很高兴,说欢迎你。”丁湘帮杨欢翻译着苗语。

“Auntie and Auntie asked where you came from. I told them, you are my classmate. Come and play with us. Then they were very happy and said you are welcome.” Ding Xiang helped Yang Huan translate. Hmong language.

  “谢谢,谢谢叔叔、阿姨、爷爷、奶奶!”杨欢连忙回话,感激地向对方点头。

“Thank you, thank you uncle, aunt, grandpa, and grandma!” Yang Huan replied quickly, nodding gratefully to the other side.

  苗寨的人们也是热情地继续说着。

The people of Miao Village continued to talk enthusiastically.

  丁湘翻译:“大家都说,没有提前说,所以没有准备什么,太失礼了。然后要请你到家里吃饭,然后要杀鸡欢迎你。”

Translation by Ding Xiang: “Everyone said, I didn’t say anything in advance, so I didn’t prepare anything. It’s too rude. Then I want to invite you to my house for dinner, and then I want to kill the chicken to welcome you.”

  “这么热情!”杨欢有些受宠若惊,不过,谁都要请她去家里吃饭,她哪里有分身之术?

“So enthusiastic!” Yang Huan was a little flattered, but everyone wants to invite her to dinner at home, where does she have the ability to clone?

  “要不还是算了吧,我觉得大家生活都挺艰难的,鸡鸭养起来也不容易。我去你家简单吃一些就好!”杨欢还是冷静下来,她经历过苦日子,所以能为别人着想。

“Why don’t you forget it, I think everyone’s life is very difficult, and it’s not easy to raise chickens and ducks. I’ll just go to your house and eat some simple food!” Yang Huan calmed down, she had experienced hardships , so you can think of others.

  丁湘其实也是这么想的,但阿叔阿婆们的热情是他们寨子的传统,所以她没好意思提醒杨欢。

Ding Xiang actually thinks so too, but the enthusiasm of the uncles and grannies is the tradition of their stockade, so she is embarrassed to remind Yang Huan.

  现在杨欢自己婉拒了,丁湘也帮杨欢组织着语言,劝回了乡亲们。

Now Yang Huan himself has declined, and Ding Xiang also helped Yang Huan organize the language and persuaded the villagers back.

  回到丁湘的家,杨欢也见过了丁湘的奶奶,康复后的老奶奶身体还算硬朗,虽然腰已经佝偻了,耳朵也不那么好使,但还整天在寨子后面的小田地里种菜、养鸡,自给自足,尽量不麻烦别人。

Back at Ding Xiang’s house, Yang Huan also met Ding Xiang’s grandmother. After the recovery, the old grandmother’s body is still strong. Although her waist is hunched and her ears are not so good, she is still behind the stockade all day. He grows vegetables and raises chickens in his small fields, is self-sufficient, and tries not to trouble others.

  丁湘的奶奶也是拉着杨欢说了好多话,一些话就算丁湘都听不清,翻译不出来。

Ding Xiang’s grandmother also pulled Yang Huan and said a lot of words, some of which even Ding Xiang couldn’t understand and couldn’t translate.

  陪老人家坐了一会儿,丁湘便忙着做晚饭,她和杨欢中午只是吃了几个包子,已经饿得咕咕叫了。

After sitting with the old man for a while, Ding Xiang was busy cooking dinner. She and Yang Huan only ate a few buns at noon and were already cooing with hunger.

  “电话打不出去,这山里没信号。咦,丁湘姐,我来帮你吧!”掏出手机要给杨轶报平安的杨欢遗憾地走回来,看到丁湘在做饭,也要帮忙打下手,丁湘都拗不过她。

“I can’t make calls, and there is no signal in this mountain. Hey, Sister Ding Xiang, let me help you!” Yang Huan, who took out his mobile phone and wanted to report Yang Yi’s safety, walked back regretfully and saw Ding Xiang was cooking, I also want to help fight, Ding Xiang can’t beat her.

  “你爬了一天的山,累坏了,应该先歇一歇的。”丁湘洗米的锅被杨欢抢走,只好拿了一个木盆洗菜,“打电话的话,要到乡里才行,这边没有信号塔,哎,我都忘记跟你说了。”

“You’ve climbed the mountain for a day, and you’re exhausted. You should take a rest first.” Ding Xiang’s rice-washing pot was snatched away by Yang Huan, so he had to take a wooden tub to wash vegetables, “If you call, I’ll be there. Only in the village, there are no signal towers here, hey, I forgot to tell you.”

  “没事,明天再说!本来爬上来还觉得很累,但看到这么多热情的乡亲,我又不觉得累了。”杨欢笑嘻嘻一边洗米,一边说道,“丁湘姐,你的身体素质比我还好啊!我从小练武,都没有你体力好,爬一天山居然还没累趴下!”

“It’s alright, I’ll talk about it tomorrow! I felt very tired when I climbed up, but I don’t feel tired anymore after seeing so many enthusiastic folks.” Yang Huan smiled and said while washing the rice, “Sister Ding Xiang, your physical fitness It’s better than me! I’ve practiced martial arts since I was a child, and I’m not as physically strong as yours, and I’m still not tired from climbing a mountain for a day!”

  “我习惯了!”

“I’m used to it!”

  杨欢跟丁湘闲侃起来:“不过,话又说回来,你老家的状况比我想象中的还要糟糕。我以前以为,我们老家那么偏僻,很穷了,但没想到,你们这儿比我们那最穷那时候还要穷!我们老家起码还能修路,但在你们这个山上,根本看不出有修路的可能。”

Yang Huan chatted with Ding Xiang: “But then again, the situation in your hometown is worse than I thought. I used to think that our hometown was so remote and poor, but I didn’t expect that, You are even poorer than our poorest time! At least we can still build roads in our hometown, but on your mountain, there is no possibility of building roads at all.”

  丁湘轻轻地叹息,说道:“是啊,我以前以为,我读了书出去,一定能找到办法让寨子里的乡亲们过上好日子。现在……”

Ding Xiang sighed softly and said, “Yeah, I used to think that after I read and went out, I would definitely find a way to make the villagers in the stockade live a good life. Now…”

  丁湘有些说不下去,脸上沉沉的受挫表情已经说明了一切。

Ding Xiang couldn’t go on, the frustrated expression on his face said it all.

  “无法改变,只能走出去。”杨欢想到自己走出农村后的经历,忍不住轻声说道。

“You can’t change, you can only go out.” Yang Huan couldn’t help but said softly when he thought of his experience after going out of the countryside.

  丁湘轻轻地笑了笑,说道:“是啊,不过老一辈人的思想是很难左右的,只能寄希望于年轻一代。我也希望弟弟妹妹们跟我一样,都有机会走出大山,到外面的世界去看看。”

Ding Xiang smiled lightly and said, “Yes, but it’s hard to control the thoughts of the older generation, so we can only pin our hopes on the younger generation. I also hope that my younger brothers and sisters are the same as me. Have the opportunity to get out of the mountains and see the outside world.”

  “读书……读书是改变命运的最好途径。”杨欢已经不是没有半年多前的她,增加了阅历的杨欢对读书改变命运这个说法有了深刻的认知。

“Reading…Reading is the best way to change fate.” Yang Huan is not without her more than half a year ago. Yang Huan, who has increased her experience, has a deep understanding of the saying that reading changes fate.

  “以前我们山里有一个学堂,是以前一个考了秀才的老爷爷建立的,但他很早就去世了,后来乡里给我们派了一位民办教师,叫陶树平。我跟着陶爷爷识字、学算数,陶爷爷不会英语,但他真的很尽职尽责,很耐心地教我们基础知识。直到一天,陶爷爷跟我说,丁湘,你应该到乡里读书,去读初中,才能学到更多的东西……”丁湘好像回忆一般,跟杨欢说起了往事。

“In the past, we had a school in the mountains, which was established by an old grandfather who was a scholar, but he passed away very early. Later, the village sent us a private teacher named Tao Shuping. I learned to read with Grandpa Tao. , to learn arithmetic, Grandpa Tao does not know English, but he is really conscientious and patient to teach us the basics. Until one day, Grandpa Tao told me, Ding Xiang, you should go to the village to study, go to junior high school, then you can learn To more things…” Ding Xiang talked to Yang Huan about the past as if recalling.

  在陶爷爷的帮助下,丁湘走了出去,但在她读高中的时候,陶爷爷的身体不行了,生病去世,但陶爷爷还是留下了一笔钱,资助丁湘读完高中。剩下的路,当然是丁湘自己一个人打工、攒学费,慢慢闯了出来。

With the help of Grandpa Tao, Ding Xiang went out, but when she was in high school, Grandpa Tao’s health failed and died of illness, but Grandpa Tao still left a sum of money to help Ding Xiang finish his studies high school. The rest of the way, of course, is Ding Xiang working alone, saving tuition fees, and slowly breaking out.

  “后来呢?陶爷爷去世之后,学堂怎么样了?”杨欢听得两眼泪汪汪的,她擦了擦眼角的泪花,问道。

“What happened later? After Grandpa Tao passed away, what happened to the school?” Yang Huan asked with tears in her eyes.

  陶爷爷离开之后,学堂再次荒废下来,虽然陆陆续续来了几个民办教师,但并非每个人都跟陶爷爷那样有着无私奉献精神,一个个被白尧寨这个苦地方给吓到,最长的呆了两个星期,然后全都跑了!

After Grandpa Tao left, the school was abandoned again. Although several private teachers came one after another, not everyone had the same selfless dedication as Grandpa Tao, and they were all frightened by the bitter place of Baiyao Village. , the longest stayed for two weeks, and then all ran away!

  丁湘倒是想读完高中就回来教书,可是寨子里的阿叔阿婆们不同意,他们说丁湘是白尧寨第一个大学生,不能不去读书,她要给孩子们树立一个榜样!

Ding Xiang wanted to come back to teach after finishing high school, but the uncles and aunts in the village disagreed. They said that Ding Xiang was the first college student in Baiyao Village and had to go to school. She wanted to set up a school for the children. example!

  “那可怎么办?又有一代人没有读书的机会~IndoMTL.com~杨欢忧心忡忡地说道。

“What should we do then? Another generation has no chance to study~IndoMTL.com~ Yang Huan said worriedly.

  “没事,现在已经好了。”丁湘脸上露出了一丝笑容。

“It’s okay, it’s all right now.” A smile appeared on Ding Xiang’s face.

  上个寒假,丁湘回家,不仅是带她奶奶下山去看医生,还到乡里,找到了解决没有老师愿意来寨子里教孩子们读书的办法——她个人出钱,给民办老师增加补贴,用钱来留住他们,而且还是请了两个老师,轮流上山授课,解决了他们在山上长年累月没有办法跟家人团聚的难题!

Last winter vacation, Ding Xiang went home, not only took her grandma down the mountain to see a doctor, but also went to the village to find a solution to the problem that no teachers are willing to come to the stockade to teach children to read – she personally paid for the private school The teacher increased subsidies and used money to keep them, and even hired two teachers to take turns to teach on the mountain, which solved the problem that they could not be reunited with their families for many years on the mountain!

  杨欢听完丁湘云淡风轻的讲述,她脸上满是惊讶的表情。

After Yang Huan listened to Ding Xiangyun’s calm remarks, her face was full of surprise.

  “难怪,丁湘姐,我说你怎么平时都舍不得花钱!”杨欢很感动地看着丁湘说道。

“No wonder, Sister Ding Xiang, why are you always reluctant to spend money?” Yang Huan said, looking at Ding Xiang with great emotion.

  是啊,这就说得通了!

Yeah, that makes sense!

  之前杨欢和郭子意还一直觉得很奇怪,为什么杨轶给丁湘已经很高的工资,但丁湘一直都舍不得花!她甚至都舍不得给自己买一套新衣服,平时穿来穿去都是那几件老衣服!

Yang Huan and Guo Ziyi had always thought it was very strange before, why did Yang Yi give Ding Xiang a high salary, but Ding Xiang was always reluctant to spend it! She was even reluctant to buy herself a new set of clothes, she usually wears those old clothes!

  杨欢不一样,她虽然没有大手大脚地花钱,但毕竟家庭条件好了之后,她也没有跟以前那样拮据,该花的钱也舍得花。平时她约丁湘去逛街买衣服,丁湘都百般推脱,甚至还拿以前墨菲送给她的衣服跟杨欢说:“我有这么多新衣服,都穿不过来了呢!”

Yang Huan is different. Although she does not spend money lavishly, after all, after the family conditions are better, she is not as poor as before, and she is willing to spend the money that should be spent. Usually, she asked Ding Xiang to go shopping for clothes, but Ding Xiang shied away in every possible way, and even said to Yang Huan with the clothes that Murphy had given her before: “I have so many new clothes, I can’t wear them anymore!”

  对了!郭子意还曾经跟丁湘建议,让她在江城贷款买房,这可是只赚不赔的投资,但丁湘也没有答应。

That’s right! Guo Ziyi also suggested to Ding Xiang that she should take out a loan to buy a house in Jiangcheng. This is an investment that only makes money and does not lose, but Ding Xiang did not agree.

  原来,她省下的钱都用在了这里。

It turned out that all the money she saved was used here.

       

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