Here, the brothers Krsna and Baladeva became so absorbed in Their childhood games that They even forget to come home to eat. Yasoda-maiya first sent Rohini to get Them, but as Rohini approached, Krsna and Baladeva ran away, frustrating her attempts to catch Them. Yasoda then went herself. She would emply various tricks and, with great difficulty, bring Them home where she bathed and fed Them. Sometimes she told Them about a haua, or hobgobin, and filled Them with fear. She would then catch Krsna in her arms and bring Him home. Once, Krsna insisted on seeing the haua, "Maiya, I want to see the haua." The following Brajabhasa poem tells this delightful pastime:
dur khelan mat jau lal yahan hau aye hain
hamskar pucht kanh maiya yah kinai pathaye hain
"'Do not go far away, my child, the haua has come.' Krsna smiled and asked maiya who had sent him."