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The action of the play is set in a small farmhouse on the outskirts of Singapore just before and during the Japanese occupation. A shopkeeper brother who lives in the town has to stay with his farmer brother in the country to escape from danger and hardships caused by the invading Japanese. Through the interaction and behaviour of the two families the contrasting attitudes and values of the town and country folk are uncovered. Ultimately the lives of the young sons and daughters are transformed and it becomes evident that even the simple rural people can be sophisticated in their thinking and respond to national needs and interests.
This digital copy (c) National Library Board Singapore 2005. The original work (c) Goh Poh Seng, 1964.