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The Donkey Cart (Synopsis)

Updated on March 8, 2015

Would you rely on rumors?

This is not an animal story nor does it have something to do with a donkey. It just so happen most of the events happened while our characters were on a donkey cart, one of the common transports on rural areas in China.

Alright, so this is a summary on the short story Donkey Cart written by S.T. Hwang. The main character wasn't mentioned in the story so it is just assumed that he might be our main character, anyway the summary goes like this:

A teacher in a small town in the northwest of China named S.T Hwang decided to go back home because he can't endure the isolation. However, on the departure point most of the carts were engaged in carrying local products so S.T Hwang spent his time at the restaurant to eat and rest while waiting for the next cart. Time passed he was informed that an available cart had arrived. Hwang recognized the driver as Lin Ng, an old man with most unsavory reputation but he decided to take a risk. While in the journey Lin Ng told to S.T Hwang the truth about his unsavory rumors which made our main character realize that Lin Ng wasn't a bad person after all. He later believed him so he dropped the stone he brought before he took the ride until they reach the train station. Lin Ng requested to him to write his friends in town about Lin Ng and S.T Hwang assured of it.

If you could read the whole story, you will find out why Lin Ng was accussed of being bad throughout his live and how he tried to live out of it.

You can read the whole story here. Please feel free to leave your comments on the section below

Setting

It took place in

Small town in the northwest, China

The place was described as having lots of trees and a long stony path which the most convenient transport is through a donkey cart.

This has been a danger to some travelers when robbers hide in the trees and ambush them.

Plot

Exposition: A teacher traveler couldn't endure the isolation in the town so he decided to come back home through adapting cart.

Rising Action: He was very disappointed & afraid that upon knowing only Lin Ng was the available to ride her that time yet decided to take the risk but brought a large stone for defense.

Climax: Lin Ng told the real story behind the rumor about the death of leather dealer.

Falling Action: he doubted Lin Ng's story but later believed him so he dropped the stone.

Resolution: Lin Ng requested him to write his friends in town for him to have a longer journey; the teacher assured that he would fulfill it.

Main Characters

  • S.T Hwang - a 25 year old teacher who was in hurry to go home and doubtfully rode Lin Ng's cart through he heard unsavory rumors about him.
  • Lin Ng - an old transport driver who was avoided by travelers due to his reputation though it wasn't proven.
  • The Donkey ...It's the loyal servant of Lin Ng. Lin Ng said it's old so he had to help the cart uphill. He played an important role in transport... eee haw (nah!)

"Once a rumor begun, it is difficult to stop it."- Lin Ng

Theme

Trust, Courage

Sometimes it takes courage to prove one's innocence

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Moral

Truth shall prevail no matter what circumstances may arise. Do not rely in rumors as they may contain tales that didn't really happen

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      handsome 

      5 months ago

      Nice story

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      2 years ago

      YES THANKS FOR EVERY THING ELSE

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      anonymous 

      4 years ago

      NICE STORY,,,, GOOD JOB... . .HEHE. . LABS UU

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      i feel so relieved when i see this story.......im sincere about it.....

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      dellgirl 

      5 years ago

      I like your lens, it is very interesting. Job well done!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      for those looking for the conflict, please make your own. This page was not made to do your homework. Don't expect to be spoon-fed. I've already included the link of the full story

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: beautiful story

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      thank this will help my homework than ,,,but where is the conflict?

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      thank you very much this help me in my assignments

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      WriterJanis2 

      6 years ago

      Very nice synopsis.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      NICE

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      IT HELPED!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      thanks the more morals in thise story thanks :D

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      wilfredpadilla 

      6 years ago

      I like the story!

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      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      coming back to share with you some angel blessings.

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      kathysart 

      6 years ago

      It is near impossible to know anyone .. truly. Lovely lens, angel blessed.

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      domain19 

      6 years ago

      i love the moral of this story... :D

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      Jereme Causing 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      I've added a copy of the donkey cart

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      fugeecat lm 

      6 years ago

      I've never read the story, but now I need to.

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      Jereme Causing 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      @goo2eyes lm: yes ur right ... :)

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      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      the story has abruptly ended but the moral of the story is not to believe hearsays. don't judge others without proven facts.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      it is very useful cause it's already summary

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      the whole story is so very long :)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      it is very useful cause it's already summary

      ........

      the whole story is so very long :)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      its good, but i need the full story.. :)(

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      it is very useful and interesting

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      the story was very interesting and we can learn a lot of good things from this story

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      dropdead_03 

      7 years ago

      its good but i want the full story..

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      ojtpupt2010 

      7 years ago

      cool .. I hope I could read that:)

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      Tony Payne 

      7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      This sounds like it's an interesting book, but I agree with the previous comment, you don't really say very much about it.

    • jeremecausing profile imageAUTHOR

      Jereme Causing 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      @anonymous: oh sorry about that

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Hi, I looked at this because I have a donkey and was curious about the cart, but I don't understand what this lens is. Is it a story you are writing? I hope you can clear this up for your readers. thanks.

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