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: [must sell his land to feed his family but the buyers take advantage of him
] Thieves ! Thieves ! And well you know I must sell. O-Lan
: No ! Not the land. We'll not sell the land. We'll keep it. We'll go south and when we return, we'll still have the land. Uncle
: But I've arranged it. I brought these men here. You MUST sell ! O-Lan
: Is it your land ? Did you buy it bit by bit ? The land is our life... and it's better to go south... or die walking... than to give it to you for nothing.
: When a farmer buys silk robes and washes his whole body every day, there's a woman. That's sure ! Uncle
: But a rich man may have two wives but the wife must cling to her husband. That is as it should be. Aunt
: That's right. A woman is allowed but one mistake. Uncle
: Of course. Now then, it is said: you may see a teapot with four teacups, but did you ever see a teacup with four teapots ? Aunt
: It is also said: do you ever see two spoons in the same bowl that do not knock against each other ?