The villagers were amazed to discover that whenever the couple went, a rainbow would always appear.
Chen Ji, a native of Bachiu, Luling, was a state official. When his wife Qin was at home, a tall man, decent-looking, wearing a big red and green robe of dazzling colors, came to court her.
Afterward, they would steal away to the secluded banks of the stream, their silhouettes fading into the twilight.
Years passed by swiftly. The villagers were amazed to discover that whenever the couple went, a rainbow would always appear.
Qin approached the water’s edge. The man retrieved a golden vase. He took some water and asked her to drink it together. Afterwards, Qin became pregnant. They had a child born, just like an ordinary healthy baby.
Later, when her formal husband, Chen Ji, received permission to return home, Qin was afraid that he would see it, so she concealed the child in a basin. Her secret lover said, “The child is too young to go with me.” He then adorned the baby and placed him in a large red pocket.
Whenever Qin stepped out to nurture the infant, there was always a storm, and the neighbors witnessed a rainbow descend into her yard.
The man returned a short time later and took the infant away. At that time, two rainbows were seen emerging from his house.
After many years, the man came back with the child and paid Qin a visit.
At that time, Qin was on the field. She was startled to see two rainbows in a mountain stream.