"'For your timidity, you were devoured. How pitiful!' Slowly, she made her way home. "- Li Chi the Serpent Slayer.
The tale this illustration is based upon features a young Chinese girl from a village that sacrifices young girls every year to the Serpent living in a nearby mountain cave. Feeling fed up with the situation, Li Chi volunteers herself as a sacrifice with a plan to defeat the dragon. She does exactly that and retrieves the skulls of past victims, returning home.