The story is very similar to that of the Cūḷanārada Jātaka (q.v.) The girl tried to seduce the young ascetic when his father was away and take him back with her to the haunts of men, but he told her to go on, saying that he would follow after taking leave of his father. When the latter heard his story and learnt his intention, he exhorted the youth not to be ensnared by thoughts of lust. His son realised his folly and remained in the hermitage. J.iii.524‑6.