Forest Enets

The old man and the living pike

An old story, claimed to be true by the speaker, about events that happened in the past, before the Russian revolution. A rich old man found a living pike and went crazy. He dressed the pike with his clothes and wandered around naked in the cold until he froze to death.

Recording: This text was recorded in Potapovo in 2008 by Andrey Shluinsky. It was transcribed by Andrey Shluinsky with the help of Vitaliy Bolin and glossed by Andrey Shluinsky.

Note: The story is told by Daniil Silkin. Aleksandr Bolin and Svetlana Roslyakova participate.

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