He asked Mr. Yu to get into his car.
He was clutching the contract and a pen.
Mr. Yu’s daughter had died in a cascade of concrete and bricks, one of at least 240 students at a high school here who lost their lives in the May 12 earthquake.
The contract had been thrust in Mr. Yu’s face during a long police interrogation the day before.
In exchange for his silence and for affirming that the ruling Communist Party “mobilized society to help us,” he would get a cash payment and a pension.
Mr. Yu had resisted then. This time, he took the pen.