The short story entitled "How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife" was written by Mr. MANUEL E. ARGUILLA an Ilocano who won first prize in the Commonwealth Literary Contest in 1940.
The story begin where the narrator Baldo introduced His brother Leon and Maria, where he describes Maria and her physical appearance, he also described how his brother Leon (Noel) is in love with his wife. Then, they start their journey with Labang.
The complication of the story shown when Baldo took the road of Waig instead of passing Camino Real. It was the wish of the father to go by Waig. They where trying to test Maria's characteristics, her attitude, her looks, she talks and the way she handle the situation.
The highlight of the story is when Baldo, Maria and Leon arrived to their destination which is their home. Leon introduce Maria to his family but they unable to meet his father because of his feet disability.
The problem being solved when Baldo is talking to his father describing how Maria act and adapt to what environment she is heading too. She surpassed the trials given by their father proving herself that she is worth for Leon as wife.
While Baldo and his father are talking they suddenly sensed that Leon and Maria will enter their room and because of that Baldo and his father suddenly change their topic about Labang and ask him to watered Labang. Then while Baldo is leaving he told that he can still smell the fragrance of Maria like a morning when papayas are in bloom.