Bin Shiken (or Min Ziqian in the Chinese tale) lost his mother at a young age. His father remarried, but his stepmother was cruel, doting her own two sons while neglecting Bin Shiken. When the weather turned cold, the two brothers donned warm coats stuffed with cotton, while Bin Shiken shivered beneath a thin jacket stuffed with rushes. Freezing fingers and trembling hands made the boy clumsy and unable to focus. One day, as he drove a carriage to town, he accidentally drove into a ditch. His infuriated father began to punish the boy, but in the process, the jacket ripped, revealing the dry rushes inside. When the father realized his wife's mistreatment of his son, he demanded a divorce. Bin Shiken begged for mercy for his stepmother, stirring regret and shame in the woman, who forever changed her attitude to Bin Shiken.