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October 11, 2010

 

"The snow came early that winter when I first saw her. She was wrapped in a bamboo basket and there were ice blocks on top of her blankets."

There is a mountain in the village of Tongcheng city, and halfway up the mountain there's a nunnery. Shi Yinxuan came to the monastery when she was 12 years old and has been there for 28 years. The “she” in the story above is Shi Minjie, the abandoned girl in the bamboo basket from 17 years ago that Shi Yinxuan discovered.  Shi Minjie is now attending Anhui's Agricultural University.

 

Baby Girl in a Bamboo Basket

 

In 1992, the Lunar calendar date...