Look at that girl, Tia. That boy will beat her up easily. I don’t think she should get into a fight with him. No, Tofu. The boy was wrong to have stolen her bag. And the girl deserves a chance to get it back. But she is a girl! She can’t win against a boy like that! She will get hurt. Just because she is a girl doesn’t mean she has to fear Tofu. Girls also have a lot of courage and strength. Do you know of a girl like that? Yes, I do her name is MULAN Mulan? Who is she? Mulan lived in Ancient China with her parents. She was their only child. Her only companion was her dog called Little Brother. Mulan’s father used to be a great warrior but he had hurt his leg in a war and couldn’t fight anymore. One day, a messenger came from the Emperor. The Huns – China’s army – had attacked and at least one man from each army had been ordered to join the Emperor’s Imperial Army. This was terrible news for Mulan and her family as it meant that her father would have to go back to war. That night when her parents had slept Mulan had an idea. She took her father’s sword and cut her hair off. Then she put on his warrior’s uniform and she looked just like a man! She took Little Brother and made her way to the Imperial army’s campsite. There she met Captain Li Shang. What is your name? Ping, Sir! Very well, then. Time to begin your training. Mulan was delighted that everybody had accepted her as a man and started her training. Sadly, she lagged behind all the other warriors. You are not fit to be in my army. You are slowing everyone down. Go back to your village! Returning to her village would have brought great shame to her family so Mulan came up with another plan. She wrote a fake letter to the army saying that the Huns have attacked. Reading the letter Li Shang ordered his army. Onward with me march to the mountains we shall defeat the Huns forever. As the army was crossing the pass that lead to the mountains they found themselves surrounded by thousands of Huns. We’ve been cheated. The Huns were supposed to be in the mountains. Soon the entire Imperial army was under attack. Mulan had another idea. She took the last cannon and let it. There was a huge blast which destroyed most of the Huns But it injured Mulan too. She was rushed to the Doctor’s tent. Bring Ping to this bed I will take care of him. But there was a surprise waiting for the Doctor. Oh my God! Ping is a woman! Get me Captain Li Shang immediately. The doctor told the captain what she’d found. Few days later when the army started moving Shang spoke to Mulan. You have cheated me But you also saved the army in the passes Hence, your punishment is that you can no longer be a part of the army You will not come with us. Mulan was very upset and heart broken She needed to do something to save her family’s honour That’s when she heard the Hun’s voices. Oh no! the Hun’s are still alive! I must warn the Captain. And so Mulan raced to Imperial City to warn Shang. They are alive! We must prepare for another attack from the Huns. I cannot trust you anymore. You have cheated me before. You are not welcome here, leave! Mulan tried to inform the other leaders but no one would listen to her. Meanwhile the Hun leader Shan-Yu attacked the city and kidnapped the Emperor. Li Shang and Mulan freed the Emperor. Mulan then enticed Shan-Yu to follow her to the rooftop. There she tricked him and grabbed his sword and pinned his coat to the roof. As the two armies collided there was a huge explosion and the roof was destroyed taking with it Shan-Yu. Mulan fell to the ground. When she sat up, she saw that the Imperial Army had won and the Huns had been banished from the city forever. The Emperor was very happy with Mulan’s bravery and gifted her a sword as a token of appreciation. Mulan went home and presented the sword to her father who was very happy with the honour that his daughter had brought to the family. Suddenly there was a knock at the door it was captain Li Shang he’d come to return Mulan her helmet that she’s forgotten Mulan invited him to stay for dinner and he graciously accepted. So you see, Tofu girls can do anything they put their heart to. Tofu? Tofu? Are you listening to me? Yes Tia, I am. I am just thinking how wrong I was to think that girls can’t fight. Well, now you know. So better be very careful before you pick up fight with a girl next time!