Inside their hut, the frightened Pinulot huddled in the corner, refusing the bahag (loincloth) they presented to him, declining their invitation to join in the festivities, and even ignoring the succulent piece of boar meat they offered him. The two sisters finally abandoned their efforts and proceeded to join the merriment outside, glancing from time to time at Pinulot who they noticed was peeking from behind one of the posts.
Katagbag’s hut was many sided. It was supported by a number of main posts narrowly spaced from each other. Each area was reserved for a particular function—cooking, eating, washing, sleeping, storing, etc.
As the revelry continued well into the night, Katagbak remembered Pinulot and he himself went inside the hut to coax his guest to join them. But Pinulot kept resisting, finally leaping away from Katagbak. This in turn caused the by-now irritated Katagbak to try to catch and grapple with him, impelling Pinulot to keep hopping from one post to the next in an effort to get away.
In time, Katagbak noticed that as Pinulot jumped from one pillar to the next, the pillar would sink into the ground, ever deeper with each stamp of Pinulot’s feet, until the previously dry surface turned into muddy ground. Before the eyes of the aghast Katagbak, the pillars were soon submerged until the whole hut collapsed and was completely sucked by the seeming quicksand.
Then, the sky opened, and heavy rains gushed, lighting flashed, and clapping thunder echoed throughout the hills. The revelers scattered in fear as huge streams of water spouted from beneath the ground to meet the splashes from the rain, first engulfing the area where Katagbak’s hut stood, then where the dancing and celebration took place.
When the tribesmen next returned to the site, they saw several large lake-like water holes. They named the two largest ones Daliku (where Katagbak’s hut once stood), and Nalandan (where the merry making was held). As for Katagbak himself, nobody saw him again.
Years passed, passers-by heard of the large water holes in the Ilog/Kabangkalan border and were entertained by the story of Katagbak and Pinulot. Eventually, although the water holes had since dried out leaving only indentations, the area became known as Tan-awan or viewing place.