A septuagenarian saved an octogenarian from the cold river water
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25-12-2013, 08:33 PM (This post was last modified: 26-12-2013 06:37 AM by HU.Junyuan.)
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The septuagenarian WEI Shuying never planned to become a hero, but now she is a hero in many people's eyes. In the afternoon of the just passed December 22, this 77-year-old granny dived into the cold river, made her best to save a 86-year-old old lady from drowning. Then she left without letting those around know who she was. And it was not the first time Granny Wei has done so this year. Earlier she saved another 88-year-old granny from the river who also accidentally slipped. Granny Wei accepted the thanks yet declined all repayments and gifts. And therefore those who have been saved went to the press to express their gratitude. Granny Wei said, "it's nothing grand, just what everyone will do when they see it".

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Granny Wei (first from the right) pointing at the place where she jumped into the river to come to the rescue.

Edit: Point taken. I knew the word "heroin" was not that frequently used to express the meaning of a female hero. But I didn't know it's that seldomly used.

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25-12-2013, 10:12 PM
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(25-12-2013 08:33 PM)HU.Junyuan Wrote:  The septuagenarian WEI Shuying never planned to become a heroin, but now she is a heroin in many people's eyes. In the afternoon of the just passed December 22, this 77-year-old granny dived into the cold river, made her best to save a 86-year-old old lady from drowning. Then she left without letting those around know who she was. And it was not the first time Granny Wei has done so this year. Earlier she saved another 88-year-old granny from the river who also accidentally slipped. Granny Wei accepted the thanks yet declined all repayments and gifts. And therefore those who have been saved went to the press to express their gratitude. Granny Wei said, "it's nothing grand, just what everyone will do when they see it".

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Granny Wei (first from the right) pointing at the place where she jumped into the river to come to the rescue.

Very nice story, great lady.

But, FYI:
Heroin is an addictive narcotic derived from morphine. A heroine is a female protagonist in a work of fiction.
Although heroine is traditionally the feminine equivalent of hero, hero is now a gender-neutral term for a person who acts with extraordinary courage.
Heroine still appears from time to time in reference to female real-life heros, but it is increasingly rare.

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25-12-2013, 10:21 PM (This post was last modified: 26-12-2013 06:45 AM by DLJ.)
RE: A septuagenarian saved an octogenarian from the cold river water
Maybe it was the heroin in her blood stream that stopped her freezing.

I think she should have accepted the money and used it to build a barrier / hand-rail along the river.

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26-12-2013, 06:54 AM
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(25-12-2013 10:21 PM)DLJ Wrote:  I think she should have accepted the money and used it to build a barrier / hand-rail along the river.

Good idea yet normally considered as the government's authority and duty. Sometimes us Chinese lack a little personal subjective initiative.

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