The inconsistency in recording the same event raises doubts as to the credibility of the quotations from GJDL. Even the records in the search-free stemma claiming to have descended from GJDL (e.g., item 4) differ in content and wording.
An example of the latter is GJDL, a long-lost text that was "quoted" and thus generated different versions of the tale, as I argued above.
In the Song edition of SSXY, Liu Xiaobiao's quotation from GJDL relates that Maiden Cao cast a melon into the river, following it on shoreside for seventeen days before the melon sank, at which point she jumped in to fetch the body of her father.
Although the GJDL version mentions fifteen days, it does not agree with Handan Zili's "Inscription," which says that, after crying beside the river for seventeen days, Maiden Cao threw herself into the river and her corpse emerged five days later with her father's body in her arms.