As a middle-aged man, the protagonist revisits his old home which he had left more than 20 years ago. He meets up with family members, and Runtu, a childhood friend, as well as someone he does not even remember - Mrs Yang, who exclaims "Don't you know me? And I have held you in my arms!"
In this story, the listener is given an intriguing insight into people’s lives in China during the 1920s. My Old Home is also available in the collection entitled Chinese Classic Stories, read by Martin Jarvis.