The story of The Little One
The Little One has recently arrived in the country and is working in the tiny, crowded kitchen of The Passion restaurant. He is looking for his sister. The Little One has terrible toothache but cannot go to a dentist because he has no money and no papers. The other cooks decide to pull his tooth out and he bleeds to death on the kitchen floor. The cooks decide to wrap his body up in the carpet he had always wanted to take a closer look at – it has a golden dragon on it. They take the body and throw it into the river, and it floats back home to China. The boy narrates his journey home and wonders what ever happened to his sister. Is she cleaning? Is she dancing?