South Viet Nam: A Time of Doubt

In Saigon, there lived a willful wife who had long refused to let her husband indulge his fancy to possess a prize nightingale. But after the Viet Cong attacked the city, bringing destruction and frightening the people, she took her savings and went to the bird market. There she bought the best rossignol to be had. Returning home, she then presented this symbol of love to her surprised husband with the words: "I have denied you in the past, dear husband, but now that we have no future, we must live for today."...

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