chapter  XII
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A SPLIT

In the House of the Golden Wing, ever since the lawsuit, Eldest Go had gradually emerged as the managing force in the family's affairs, especially in all matters concerning farming. He was, however, not too successful a manager. Unlike his uncle he kept up a stiff attitude towards his fellow-workers. He seldom chatted with them, but often contented himself with giving blunt orders. The man in particular who rebelled against his domination was his brother Second Go, a quiet but stupid fellow, the same one who once pursued his uncle with a knife. The conflict between the brothers, Eldest Go and Second Go, usually began with angry words, but it soon grew to fist fights and wrestling. Their quarrelling, in turn, led to quarrelling between Eldest Sao and Second Sao, their wives.