The story continues…..
Thus Trudie began journey to Singapore but was sadly told upon arrival by her husband’s manager Rhys that he had died two days ago in some remote place out of Malacca.. So, stubborn like a mule and refusing to turn back, she hop on to his cart and made that “rockety” journey to the plantation. Anyone travelling through an estate road in a truck will know what the journey is like. But imagine during the 1800s? My backbone will probably rattle; those who are pregnant probably will have a miscarriage. It was here she befriended Wu Chao, a woman from mainland South China. Later she was to find out how closely “related” they both were through her marriage to Jeremy.To cut the story short, with Wu Chao’s help and her acute business sense, she became a successful woman, dealing in Oriental artefacts, buying and selling these decorative ornamentals from Malacca to London. The author introduced us to the Nyonyas and the Babas with their pigtails, sam foos’ and cheong sams’ . Of course some very interesting phrases like “eat her out of her house’, “a toss in the hay”(that’s for you to find the meaning). After the death of Wu Chao, she adopted the child……When she paid a visit to the cemetery at the mainland, a dragonfly flutter and landed at her feet. She believed it a message from her dear departed Wu Chao that she’s happy wherever she is. And with that she turned and walk towards the man waiting for her.., .THE END!