A brother and sister, warned of the upcoming flood by a mouse,
sealed themselves inside a drum, and emerged again after the flood
receded. They looked far and wide for mates, but they were the
only survivors. A malcoha cuckoo sang to them, "Brother and
sister should embrace one another." They slept together.
After seven years, the child was born as a gourd. A little later,
hearing noises from the gourd, they burnt a hole in its shell,
and people of the different races came out, first Rumeet, then
Kammu, Thai, Westerner, and Chinese.