In Holes, what did Madame Zeroni make Elya promise her?

Question:

In 'Holes,' what did Madame Zeroni make Elya promise her?

Fate in 'Holes':

In 'Holes,' Stanley Yelnats IV is sent to a juvenile detention camp for a crime he did not commit. As the story progresses, the reader learns that the Yelnats' family is cursed because of one of their ancestors, Elya Yelnats. This curse will rest upon their family, bringing bad fortune to all their endeavors until Elya's mistake is redeemed.

Answer and Explanation:

Elya Yelnats wishes to marry a girl named Myra, but so does Igor, a wealthy pig farmer. Myra's father agrees to give his daughter's hand to the man...

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