It starts with the legend of the celebration of the demon king’s birthday. At this time the denizens of the spirit world use their own blood, gather it and change it into a bloody parrot. If a mortal sees the parrot it is able to grant three wishes that last the lifetime of the wisher. A tribute for the emperor has been gathered by a Prince. When it mysteriously vanishes Chief Kuo Fan (Kuan Feng) is sent to look for it. Instead he finds the parrot and wishes for the treasure’s return.
The wish is granted but then disaster strikes and his son is killed in an accident. He calls on the parrot, asking that his son be saved, and it seems as though his wish is granted as the coffin begins to rock. He tries to prize the lid off (whilst the elderly Prince has a heart attack) but is attacked by a Princess who wants to stop him releasing the ghost. He dies and, with his death, the treasure vanishes. The Princess kills herself.
|the bloody parrot|
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