Pike Who Answers a Need

I begged the man not to eat my little one. I promised to do him a good turn and so he threw my darling back into the sea. I watched him from under the deep pool. He sat on the rock above me and became very quiet. The water became so still that I could hear what he was...

Queen Trapped in a Mountain

Koschei the Deathless is not mortal and I doubt that he can be killed. But Prince Ivan is stronger than any mortal I have ever met. He came to my house in the mountain where I was trapped and he picked up Koschei’s sword. It weighs two thousand pounds! Not only...

King Who is Left Alone

What am I to do? My wife, the mother of my sons, has been taken away by Koschei the Deathless. My two elder sons have gone off to search for her and they haven’t returned. And now my youngest, Ivan, is asking for my blessing to go on his own search. How can I...