She thought he would be more controllable if he picked a wife.
She nagged and nagged until he acquiesced. So who did he pick but the dead daughter of a chief.
’Don’t worry’ he said as IOI shook her head in despair, ‘I’ll take her to the Land of Ghosts for a restorative make-over.
His problems however were far from over and the wife died again. So he set off for the Land of Ghosts again — only to find the inhabitants had purchased IOI as a wife for themselves.
They were all standing around in human form but when BLUE-JAY did one of his famous screeches they quivered and turned to bones in fear. Quickly BLUE-JAY mixed up all the bones so that when they re-formed they would have wrong arms, heads, legs etc. We can only presume he then high-tailed it out of there, taking his sister but leaving the dead wife.
There is no real ending to this tale as the fables and stories involving BLUE-JAY are as mixed and shuffled as the bones of the ghosts.