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pluck all the pumpkin and carry home for putting them in the barn”. And the two sisters acted as per his instructions.
He asked them to listen to what will happen in the barn. They did not sleep and was observing the barn. But nothing happened that night. Next morning licapa told that they did not bring all the pumpkins in the barn. Then the two sisters replied that since they could not carry all of them one small one was thrown away on the way side. He asked them to bring that and put in the barn. And added if they had told the truth, something would have happened in the previous night. That night, the pumpkin which they put last in the barn burst out saying that `I am atökö (a dwarf variety of rice). All the other pumpkins said their names one by one. All the pumpkins burst out and became rice grains and the barn was full of rice. After that people used to sow seeds of rice grain from that day till now. They also began to worship him.

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