When Dong Yong’s father died, he sold himself into bondage to earn money for the funeral. His selflessness won him the admiration of a heavenly princess, who appeared to Dong Yong as a woman searching for a husband. After they married, she surprised him by winning his freedom from captivity, quickly weaving hundreds of perfect cloth bolts required by his master, a weaver. Dong Yong’s bride announced suddenly, “I am an Immortal from the heavens. Your heart of filial respect is so noble that I was touched and came down to this world to assist you. . . But now I must return.” He watched helplessly as his wife ascended into the sky, flying away.