Wang Gaoqi has two daughters and no son. In a culture that values boys over girls, he felt losing face in the village. When Sari and Munro came to the village, Wang Gaoqi tried to speak to them in English he learned many years ago. This indeed surprised the villagers. In those days, Wang would review the contents in his old textbook at night, in order to continue English conversations with the foreigners the next day. He looked cheerful and enthusiastic. He might have regained confidence and courage about life.