Elya goes to ask for Myra's hand in marrage, but so does Igor. The father wants a pig more than love to trade for his daughter.
I have a pig.
I love Myra but Igor is trading a pig for her hand in marrage.
So Elya went to Madame Zeroni and told her of his troubles.
She is empty headed she wont help you.
Whats wrong Elya
If you fail this you will be cursed.
Madame Zeroni gave him a way to make his new pig bigger than Igor's. He had to carry the pig up to the top of the mountain to drink from every day until Myra's 15th Birthday. He also had to carry Madame Zeroni up the mountain on the last day. is he failed he would be cursed.
So, Elya did what Madame Zeroni told him to do, except on the last day he didn't take the pig up to drink for the last time and instead, took a bath. so the pig wasn't wasn't big enough to win Myra's father over.
Elya got Myra's dad to let Myra choose her husband and instead of choosing the person she loved she made them pick a number. Elya realized how empty-headed she was and he was hurt so he let Igor have her.
I will choose a number between 1 and 10 and whoever guesses it,will marry me.
Eyla forgot his promise to Madame Zeroni and in his frustated state he sailed to America and he was cursed for the rest of his life and all of his descendants still are