Dragon Lady used to live in the village. She washed the clothes down by the river. She was a good child. Always listened to mama and baba. They tell her, "Tie your feet small so you get good husband." So the Dragon Lady does this even though it hurts her to walk, to walk to the river and wash the clothes. When baba died, the Dragon Lady wanted to weep, the tears lay at the tips of her eyelashes but don't dare come out. She must be strong for mama. Baba was good man, he give us good life. In a couple of years Dragon Lady will be old enough to marry. She is beautiful and will get mama a nice dowry. Until then she must tie her feet and go to the river and wash the clothes.