Time: After the victory of War of Resistance against Japan, Guo Min Dang spies and U.S. troops rampaged in the streets in Beijing. It is a clear morning in Fall.
Place: Same as in previous acts
[The curtain rises: Now the Yutai Teahouse does not have as dignified an appearance as in previous acts. ...
Wang Xiaohua: Mom, please make me some hot noodle soup for lunch. I haven't eaten any for ages.
Zhou Xiuhua: I know, dear. But I don't know if we will be able to buy any flour. Even if the grain shop by coincidence has some flour, who knows if we will have any money.
Wang Xiaohua: Mom, I hope that both of those things will be true.
Zhou Xiuhua: It is easy to think about it but not so easy for it to happen. OK, Xiao Hua. Go! Be careful of jeeps on the road.
Source: Lao She, 2010. Tea House 《茶馆》. Hainan Press, Haikou, Hainan, pp. 44-45.