As they slept, the king approached on his way back to Shuri Castle after a long day of hunting. He noticed the palanquin in the middle of the road and demanded to know who was within. One of the king's men returned to inform him that there was a young woman inside who was crying and that there were a couple of drunk men sleeping in the grass nearby.
This disturbed the king greatly and he approached the young woman. He did what he could to calm her down then invited her to stay the night at Shuri instead of waiting outside all night.
Being unhappy with the two scoundrels who had abandoned her and being displeased with whomever would entrust such a noble mission to a couple of drunken louts, he set about a plan to teach Tara a lesson. He commanded that a calf be placed within the palanquin.
The morning sun aroused the drunken bearers and fearful that they were not going to be paid for their work they grabbed onto the palanquin and hurried along the way without noticing who or what was inside. When they got to Tara's home they saw that festivities were underway and that Tara was nervously pacing back and forth, waiting for his bride. Upon sighting the arrival of his prize he rushed to the palanquin and, much to his surprise, out jumped the calf who kicked and jumped then ran away.
Much amusement rippled throughout the crowd and they laughed and said that it was the best for Tara; a just reward for such a lazy man who didn't deserve a bride at all.
Chiru-gwa's mother however, found no amusement in the goings on and sadly lamented that her god must have punished Chiru-gwa by turning her into a calf.
Days later, the mother, still crying, received a message from the king. She was to go immediately to Shuri Castle and was instructed to bring the calf with her!
Upon arrival at Shuri she was greeted by the queen. "Mother!" shouted the queen who ran to embrace the old woman.
You see, Chiru-gwa had fallen in love with the king, and he with her, and the mother's prayer had been answered.