Soon policeman, he come. ….. Door it tinkle. I see him, think me now okay. He go talk China boss lady. No give her money. No ….. she give him money. She call, ring bell, we stand for he look see. He look, see, pick me. I take to room……. he sex me, after sex me, I say him, take me out. Take me out with him. He look see me …. He laugh. He say next time, he take me out. …, He take me jail. He laugh, he laugh at take me out, to jail while he dress up.
When he leave, ……, he still laugh take me, …., take me out, …, out to jail, ……, Then I know police get money, not pay, sex girl free, …., police not help me."
When she paused I just hugged her, broke free, wiped the tears streaming on my face, then waited for her to start again but she was not ready. At last I asked.
"How’d you get here?
"After year, me pregnant, …., no can have baby. They no like, Rickie, no more baby. Chinese doctor, he visit. Sometimes give girl needle shot. Get shot if girl sick.
If girl pregnant, he take baby out, ….,
throw away. He take baby out me, throw away.
After I no pregnant, Chinaman, different Chinaman boss,……., he come, take Burma girl, …., take me too in big boat to San Francisco.
When boat go under bridge, I look up, promise Rickie we run away. Then see big city, …. I afraid. Man, he take me, Burma girl from boat to Chinatown, get money from China big shop man in little street. Shop man,….., take us old building, lock us in little room again. We told, be good or get hit. If not good hit, hit me, hit girl not do good, not make boss money, get hit. Chinatown, …., not good, ……, bad.
ten girl Chinatown, sometime more, girl come, go, …., go Oakland, Stockton, go
back. Girl who no make money go Stockton. Go Stockton for farm work men. Me, Burma
girl no go Stockton, make boss money
Some girl, they China girl, most Pinay. No food enough. No can eat what we want, …., China boss man he want skinny,…., want us like China girl…… skinny. We wear, silk, silk slippers too.
Like Hawaii, man he pick girl, lift cheongsam, sex girl, …, leave. Only Chinaman, ….., no white man.
China man, they sex, run, sex run, no dollar. Only say English little. Some no
say English. One…. he say English…. he say he pick beans in Santa Clara, get
two cents pound picked. Tell me dumb, used girl, like me, can pick beans, make
I tell Burma girl we go Santa Clara and pick beans. I give half hide
money to her, she hide too. We escape together, we think.
But,….but like Hawaii, girl no go
out, lock up. China boss man, he say police come we hide in hide wall. If police
find, we go jail. If we run away police
take us, go jail… then maybe ship girl away…maybe ship Hong Kong. After Hawaii,
….., I think, police if find me, jail me, ship me away, I…, lose Rickie.
One China boss lady, she nice, she know Rickie
need time play outside, let me take Rickie out, play and run park. Rickie, me,
let go little Chinatown park,…..., church park.… not Catholic. Rickie, he get
fresh air….. play….man come too, watch, make sure I come back, work. He smoke,
go eat mee soup. I think run away when he eat soup. He watch me and Rickie from
mee shop when eat soup.