Since he loved that goat very deeply, he decided to jump into the river by his house and commit suicide. Soon after, his wife woke up, and after discovering what had happened, she too followed in his steps and jumped into the river.
Their younger son woke up to find both of his parents dead, and seeing no purpose to live, he too jumped into the river. However, a mermaid hoists him up, and makes him an offer, “If you can make love to me 20 times in a row, I’ll resurrect your family. However, if you fail to do that, I’ll eat you alive.”
The young boy agrees, and tries his best. However, he soon gives up and the mermaid eats him. At noon, the older son of the farmer wakes up and finds his family dead. When he walks up to the river and sees his brother’s remains, the mermaid again jumps out of the water, and makes him the same offer.
Grinning, he asks the mermaid, “What if you up and died on me due to all that sex?”
Surprised by his confidence, the mermaid replies, ” You really think you can make love to me 20 times?” “How else do you think the goat died?”