The Journey to the West by Wu Chengen

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What happens at the Child-and-Mother River?

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After crossing the river, Tripitaka and Pa-chieh feel thirsty. When they see how clear the water of the river is, they both drink some. Soon they both start to feel intense pain in their stomachs. They come upon a village household and learn that the river they drank from is called the Child-and-Mother River. They have actually reached the Nation of Women, and local women drink water from that river in order to...

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