The motherland ravaged by opium, raped by Europeans, conquered by her people, the Dragon Lady must watch as her children leave on a pilgrimage, a pilgrimage to freedom. If they stay, they will die. The Dragon Lady cannot go with them. She is too old and cannot walk fast enough. They say good bye. They leave, they will not come back. They cannot come back. The Dragon Lady has lived a good life. She has taught her children well. She will continue to live within them. The Dragon Lady goes to sleep. The tears come out now, she is alone. The people come to take what is theirs. The Dragon Lady knows that it is theirs and lets them have it. She begs the Gods to protect her children and especially her beloved Show-Hou. She knows that she will make it; she has trained her well.