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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 7, Gum Lin and Loy Yi Lung Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7, Gum Lin and Loy Yi Lung Summary and Analysis

The story of the mortal girl, Gum Lin, and the dragon's daughter, Loy Yi Lung, is still told in China today. It is through Gum Lin's determination and selflessness that her people are saved.

The land is suffering from a terrible drought. Gum Lin must travel farther and farther in an effort to find bamboo for the mats she sells to help feed her family. One day she walks into a deep forest in the mountains and finds thickets of bamboo along the edge of beautiful lake. She returns to her village with her arms full of bamboo but is consumed that night with thoughts of how she might get the water from the mountains to the thirsty village. The next morning she takes her shovel and pickaxe to...

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