(From my friend psychicdaydreams)
A boy is sick. His dad’s dad comes to his house with a book and tells him what the book says so he will feel better. The book is called The Important Family Daughter Marry-Woman.
It starts by talking about a woman who lives on an animal-land. She has a worker-man who she always calls Animal-Land Boy. Animal-Land Boy likes the woman, but all he ever says to her is “As you wish.” She starts to love him too, and they are going to marry, but he has to go over the big water to get money. He is killed on the trip by the Mean Taking-Person, and the woman is sad. She says she will never love again and doesn’t eat or sleep.
Later, the Important Family Son decides to marry the woman, because Important Family People can marry who they want. The woman doesn’t like the Important Family Son, but she has to marry him anyway. The woman goes on a horse ride through the woods and comes across a big man, a cutting-stick man, and a small man. They take her away (even though she doesn’t want that), and they get on a water car to a land that doesn’t like the woman’s land. She tries to get away, but when she gets in the water, there are bad water animals that eat people, so she gets back in the water car.
The cutting-stick man notices a different water car going the same way their water car is going, even though they should be the only water car there. The men don’t like this. The men and the woman get to a big, tall rock wall that only the big man can climb. They think the person in the other water car (who is dressed in black) can’t follow them, but he climbs the rock wall, too.
The big man, the woman, and the small man go ahead, while the cutting-stick man stays to kill the man in black. The cutting-stick man says that his father was killed by a man with a funny hand. They fight with cutting-sticks, and the man in black beats the cutting-stick man. He does not kill the cutting-stick man; the man in black just makes him go to sleep for a little while.
The small man takes the woman with him and keeps going, while the big man stays to kill the man in black. They fight with hugs that hurt, and the man in black beats the big man. The big man goes to sleep.
The man in black finds the small man, who has a small cutting-stick next to the woman. The man in black says that they will have a fight of thinking. He takes two cups and turns around. He puts white stuff that kills people in, but he doesn’t say where. The small man thinks and puts one cup where the other cup was when the man in black wasn’t looking. They drink, and the small man laughs. But he doesn’t laugh long, because it turns out the white stuff was in both cups — the white stuff doesn’t work on the man in black because he’s had small bits of it before. The small man dies.
The woman says that she knows who the man in black is, because he’s so mean — he is the Mean Taking-Person! She’s right, and he talks about what the Animal-Land Boy said before the man in black killed him. He said that he needed to live because he loved the woman so much. The woman isn’t happy, so she tells the man to die and pushes him down a rock wall that’s not as big as the big, tall rock wall. He says “As you wish,” which makes her know that the Animal-Land Boy actually IS the Mean Taking-Person.
She says she’s sorry, and they go into the Wood and Tiny Rocks Place with Fire, which kills everyone who goes through it, but they live because they think. The woman learns that “Mean Taking-Person" is a name that different people have had through the years. When they leave the Wood and Tiny Rocks Place with Fire, they find the Important Family Son’s right hand man (who has a funny hand) and his men. The woman is brought back to the big rock house and the man in black is taken to the Deep Ground Room of Sad-Feeling, where the right hand man hurts him.
The woman is feeling really sad and is about to marry someone she doesn’t love (who wants to kill her to start a big fight with the other land and had given money to the three men).
The cutting-stick man and the big man feel sorry and decide to find the man in black and the woman. They find the man in black, but he’s already dead, so they take him to Funny-Thing Doctor. The funny-thing doctor fixes the man in black so he can live, but the man in black is very not-strong. The men make the fight-men in front of the big rock house so scared that they run away, and they go into the big rock house.
The woman is married now, but she’s really sad and doesn’t want to live anymore. But the man in black finds her, and then she’s happy.
The cutting-stick man finds the right hand man, who killed his father, and kills him.
The Important Family Son finds the man in black and the woman, and he’s going to kill both of them, but he gets a joke done to him, and is tied up while the man and woman leave. The big man has found horses, so the four of them (the man in black, the woman, the big man, and the cutting-stick man) ride away.
The boy says he likes the story, and asks his dad’s dad to tell it again tomorrow.