Northern Khanty

The Tsar’s sons and the town boy

This is a short tale about a group of rich and poor men travelling to another kingdom in search of a wife. When the three Tsar’s sons are ready to take a wife, they set on a journey to another Tsar’s kingdom in the hope to marry his daughter. They reluctantly let a poor town boy accompany them but mock his poverty and foolishness. It turns out that he is not that foolish, and he ends up marrying the Tsar’s daughter.

Recording: The story was recorded in Katravozh in 1990 by Irina Nikolaeva.

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