The King could not tolerate this but the princess insisted. Angrily, he drove her out of the palace. So, the princess had to leave the palace with the beggar. She had to live in a small hut with the beggar and search for herbs and roots which she had to cook herself. At times, they had nothing to eat and had to sleep hungry. One day, the beggar said to her, “I will go out and seek my fortune.
And when I have found it, I will come back again and take you along with me.” The princess agreed and he went away, and had gone for eighteen years. In the meantime, the princess lived poorly and in hardship. Her father remained cruel and hard-hearted. It was her mother who gave her food and money secretly; else the princess would have died of starvation.