One Dragon Pearl tale is the story of a poor farmer, Xiao Sheng, and his mother. One day Xiao spotted a lush area of green grass, which he promptly cut. The next day he returned and to his surprise, the very same spot of grass had re-grown. As he cut the grass again he noticed a beautiful Pearl lying on the ground. He took the Pearl home to his mother, and she put it in a half-empty jar of rice for safe keeping. The next day, to their great surprise when they looked in the jar it was full.