A year later a scruffy looking stranger appears in the village, inquiring about Ling Yee. This was of course her long lost husband, who now becomes the heartbroken one at the loss of his beloved wife and son. Once again the goddess of the heavens takes pity on the young family and returns the Rock Maiden back to life, where they live together in love and happiness.
I enjoy reading old legends from around the world, and Wisdom Tales Press has published another fine one. This legend is based on the real rock formation called the Amah Rock in the Shah Tin area of Hong Kong. It's a 50 foot high natural rock formation that looks very much like a woman carrying a baby on her back. The author fondly remembers the times when she and her family would have lunch or afternoon tea within view of this Rock, and the legend is one that she never forgot. I'm glad she didn't!
I'd recommend this book for children ages 6 and up.