The Green, Green Grass of Home

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THE GREEN, GREEN

GRASS OF HOME:

When you get to the classroom,

tell everyone ifs self-study time.

Hurry up, or you'll be late.

Why cry over a 98?

I got a 68, and I'm laughing!

100! 100! Don't look at that one,

look at this!

Lin Wen-Chin got a 38 in Chinese!

Class...

You all made progress on

the last monthly test.

You must all keep trying,

especially Yen Cheng-kuo.

He failed all the previous tests.

He got a 67 in Science this time.

Give him a hand.

I have an announcement to make.

You may already know...

that I'm leaving tomorrow.

This is my last day at the school.

My husband was hired

by a cement plant in Indonesia,

and the whole family will

be moving there.

A few months are left

before the end of the term.

My brother will be taking over.

I hope you won't mind.

Hey, can you tell me where

the office is?

Do you attend this school?

Which way to the office?

Can't you talk?

- He's a deaf-mute! - A deaf-mute?!

Ta-nien! Ta-nien!

Hi, sis!

Come on.

I'll take that.

You dope!

That was the new teacher!

It's all your fault!

Mr. Li.

- I'm Li Chung-sheng.

How do you do.

- This is the principal.

This is my brother.

- How do you do.

Meet Miss Chang.

- Miss Chang.

This is Chen Su-yun.

My brother.

- Pleased to meet you, Miss Chen.

Those three are the wildest

ones in my class.

We call them

"the three musketeers".

The three musketeers, huh?

Small wonder.

"Neiwan Theatre".

I'll be living there?

What do I do when there's

a performance?

Other than at New Year,

we rarely have shows.

Don't worry;

Su-yun's family owns the theatre.

She'll tell you when there's

going to be a show.

She lives right across the street.

- Come on in. - Go ahead.

Come in.

It's just up the stairs.

Ta-nien?

Come on up.

This is where I'll sleep?

- Allow me. - Thanks.

I sleep here?

How do you like it, Ta-nien?

It's great! I can even be

the star of my own show!

What are you doing?

Thank you, thank you!

Dad, I need your seal

on my test paper.

Bring me the seal.

Daddy!

- Wen-chin was using your seal!

Wen-chin was using my seal?

A 58 here!

And a 48 on this part.

And a 38 on this!

- Everything's marked in red!

But I got 100 in maths!

What good is that,

if you fail everything else?

And stop pinching!

You even put the seal on

upside down!

Mr. Ta-nien graduated with honors

from Soochow University.

He passed up a chance

to study abroad...

and he has been teaching

up north ever since.

He represents the new generation

of educators here.

We are honored that someone

of his ability...

will be teaching in our school.

Let's welcome him.

This is our first class together.

In order to get to know you

as quickly as I can,

I want each of you to

introduce yourself.

Tell us your name,

your age and your hopes.

Let's start with...

the three musketeers.

My name is Yen Cheng-kuo.

I... I live with...

I live with my father, mother,

sister and brother. My...

My father drives a truck...

My brother is in school.

My sister plays all day.

I'm still in school.

I want to be a soldier

when I grow up.

My name is Huang Chin-shui.

"Huang" means "yellow",

"Chin" means "gold",

and "shui" means "water".

I live with...

My father, mother,

grandma and grandpa.

My father works at the

Asia cement factory.

My mom is a housewife.

I want to be a teacher.

My name is Lin Wen-chin.

I live with my grandma,

my father, mother,

sister and brother...

Go on.

Tell us about your father.

My father is a farmer.

When I grow up I want to...

Be a farmer, too.

- Be a farmer, too.

No good, no good.

Go! Go! Go!

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