Once, there was a dragon who found a large white stone, round and softened by the ocean and the wind. The pearl in his hands seemed to shine and the dragon decided to make it into a pearl.
Day after day, the Dragon worked for hours and hours without eating or sleeping. he carved the stone with his claws and smoothed it with his scales. He rolled it in the fresh rain drops of the clouds, polished the stone with pale chrysanthemum petals, and bathed it in the Celestial River. The pearl started glow a wonderful color. Finally, it was finished and the dragon fell asleep of exhaustion.
The pearl continued to glow and the light was so lovely that the Queen Mother of the Heavens caught her eye on it. Once she found out that it was the dragons pearl she sent down two of her servants to steal it. When the Queen recieved it she had never seen such a more beautiful pearl and she quickly made a vault with nine locks for it.
Once the dragon woke up and found out that his pearl was missing, he began a frantic search. He scanned all the mountains, rivers, oceans, and valleys. He flew through the celestial river, and examined every star. He gave up on his mission and waited patiently, but not in vain.
On the Queen's birthday, she had a big celebration, inviting all the immortals of heaven. When her guests overloaded her with compliments, she showed all of them her amazing pearl. The pearl shined a magnificent glow and shone all over the heavens. the dragon noticed the shine and he quickly flew up to the Queen's palace.
The dragon saw the queen holding the pearl and rushed towards her. The dragon yelled at the queen telling her that it his his pearl. But the queen refuses and tells him that it is hers because she is the queen of the heaven and earth. In panic the queen fled out of the palace and to the garden where her father was. In rage the queen threw the pearl over the wall into the deep blue water of the celestial river. The father told both the queen and the dragon to leave it there because that is where it belongs. Both astonished by the queen's fathers's words, they both agreed and looked up at the moon above them.