When the Sea Turned to Silver - Section 6, Chapters 61-76 Summary & Analysis

Grace Lin
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The Stonecutter had begun to work on the stones for the emperor's wall, and when he complained about the quality of his tools, Amah told him "The Story of the Magic Paintbrush." The tale is about a painter who created a paintbrush that whenever it was used, the paintings came to life. However, the consequences were unpredictable, and after a few mishaps, the painter needed to escape the soldiers of his local magistrate, so he painted a picture and jumped into it to get away. Shortly afterwards, the emperor visited the dungeon in disguise, and he requested a story from Amah. She told him the story of the mythical character Haiyi, who created chaos in his village with his strong will and physical strength. Haiyi rid his village of two evils, but in doing so he became an evil and threat himself...

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