Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This Russian tale is based on a short story by Anton Chekhov. It is the story of a farmer and his grandson who are on their way to the fair where they hope to sell their horse. En route they are chased through the dark forest by a ravenous wolf. Somehow they make it to the ferry that will take them to town, but while on board, the ferryman tells them to watch out for the gamekeeper and his kin. After selling their horse, the pair head for home. Again they are in the forest, when the gamekeeper takes off after them. The old farmer falls to the ground, exhausted by their flight. He gives the money from the horse to his grandson and tells him to run. The boy obeys. Unfortunately, he runs right into the evil gamekeeper's cabin.
bad-luck, boating, boy, cabin, chase, family, farming, ferry, forest, grandfather, grandson, home, profit, selling, town, wolf