Myths and Legends of China
While they were speaking Sun saw a light approaching, and asked what it was. The spirits replied: “This light comes from the
Demons’ magic treasures. We fear they are bringing them to catch you.” Sun then said: “Now we shall have some sport. Who is
the Demon-chief’s associate?” “He is a Taoist,” they replied, “who is always occupied in preparing chemicals.” The Monkey
said: “Leave me, and I will catch them myself.” He then transformed himself into a duplicate of the Taoist.