A Beekeeper

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Mr. Lu, born in 1952, is from Weishi, Kaifeng.  Nine years ago, another beekeeper from the same town as him told him that he should go to Ningbo as soon as possible because of a better living for a beekeeper.  Mr. Lu traveled to Jiangshan with his beehives.  He found a small piece of land along the road facing the sun, built a shack, and housed a dozen of beehives. He has been staying in the shack for four years.  There is no electricity nor water to the shack.  It is hot in the summer and cold in winter.  Once it turns dark, he goes to sleep.  His three meals every day are all pancakes, and for dinner he would reward himself with a little wine.  He has been a beekeeper since young, and he is illiterate.  His father and grandfather are both beekeepers.  Mr. Lu, whose wife passed away long time ago, has a son and a daughter.  His son also makes a living as a beekeeper, traveling across the nation with his beehives.

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