In another incident there was a wealthy old man who lived in the next village and came rushing to find Cuoi. He begged him to rescue his daughter who had just died of drowning. Cuoi was happy to follow the man home and gave him the leaves to save a life.
One leaf later, the face of the man's daughter began to glow with a rosy color. All of a sudden, her eyes opened and she got up. The wealthy man noisily celebrated his daughter's recovery and told Cuoi he could have anything he likes. Cuoi looked and only want to marry the young lady to be his wife.
Knowing Cuoi was her savior, the girl agreed to be his wife. The wealthy old man also agreed to let his daughter be Cuoi's wife. The couple lived happily and peacefully together. However, in the region there were plenty of guys who had taken an interest in the wealthy man's daughter first.
Now seeing the blossoming flower suddenly in the hands of a lumberjack, the men started to resent Cuoi and plotted against the couple. One afternoon when Cuoi left for the forest, the guys came and attempted to kidnap his wife. They did not realize Cuoi's wife would strongly resist so the men decided to kill her right there.
After killing her, the men were afraid they would be caught since they knew Cuoi could resurrect his wife. As a result, the killers decided to tear her stomach open. They then took her intestines and threw it down the river before they left. When Cuoi finished chopping wood, he came home only to see his wife had been long dead.
Cuoi dashed to pick some leaves off the tree and chewed it, but no matter how much he chewed and put into his wife's mouth nothing happened. With no vital organs he could not save his wife to make her come back to life.
Seeing his master sorrowfully crying, the dog came close and begged him to take its organs so he could put it into the mistress's stomach. Cuoi has never tried to replace a person's guts before but he took the risk anyway.
He closed his eyes, gutted the dog, and placed the intestines inside his wife's body. Then he just waited to see what happened. As it turned out the organ replacement had worked and Cuoi's wife was alive once again.
Because of his master, the dog died. Cuoi tried to make a clay replica of the intestines and put it into the animal's stomach along with some of the chewed leaves. He was surprised that the method actually worked and the dog stood up, wagged his tail, and ran into Cuoi's arms.
From then on Cuoi could not believe that his wife's personality and actions began to change as each day went by. Ever since her organs were gutted, when she was asked to do something, she would go do something else. It caused Cuoi to become madder inside as each day passed by.
Cuoi became very worried since he lost track of how many times he would ask his wife, "If you need to pee then go to the West. Do not pee on the East side because that is where the tree resides." His wife did not remember so his request would always go out the other ear.
One evening when her husband was still out finding wood, the wife was picking vegetables in the East part of the garden when she had to go the restroom. She then made a quickie in the corner next to her husband's precious tree. As soon as the wife was done peeing, the ground began to shake and rumble.