Once opon a time, there was a young man called Ma Lian. He was poor and kind and helped a rich man to tend cattle. He liked drawing and drew pictures everywhere. On night, he dreamed that an old man gave him a magic paintbrush and asked him to use it to help poor people. When he woke up, he found the magic paintbrush in his desk.
From that day on, he used the paintbrush whenever people need help. Wehn he saw that people had no water to use in the fields, he drew a river and the river came to life. People could bring water from the river to the field and save a lot time and energy.
When he saw it was difficult for people to till lands, he draw a cow and the cow came to life. People could use the cow to till lands very easily. So when he saw the people’s troubles, he would use his magic paintbrush to help. Then many people knew about the magic paintbrush.