The mother daughter took care of the house and kept a watch over the pumpkin. They tended to it every day, nourishing it with water and fertilizing it with compost. In a few months, their hard work harvested the biggest pumpkin the town had ever seen. It was almost three feet tall and about two feet in diameter. Chatura was a small woman and it was easy for her to fit inside the giant pumpkin. The problem was to transport the pumpkin through the forest.
Suddenly, she heard rustling on the other side of the bushes. She stopped eating and tried to stay as calm as possible. The rustling stopped and Chatura heard voices talking in earnest.