The narrator introduces us to kula, a young girl who is waiting for her family. She tells us that last year, she and her family depended on the cakes they received from the people at the moon festival to survive. This year, kula wants to share the cakes with her family, so she asks her dog, claire, to share them with her. The dog, however, refuses to eat the cakes, saying that he has been looking for her for a few months now. . The narrator tells kula that he said there was nothing special about the cakes and that the young people of the shop were ruining the business. He says that the cakes are not worthy of being called moon cakes, and that he cannot believe that the people would want to jump over the bridge to buy them. The shop owner, Mr. cooper, tells the narrator that it is the mid-autumn festival and that there is enough cake on the balcony. He promises to give kula thirty boxes of the cakes.