In a certain Kingdom there lived a rich merchant. Died merchant, and left three sons on age. Two older every day he went hunting.
At one time they took with me and younger brother, Ivan, hunting, took him into the dense forest and left there so that all of his father's estate be divided among themselves, and to deprive of an inheritance.
Ivan the merchant's son for a long time wandering in the woods, eating berries Yes roots; finally we got on the plain and on the plain he saw the house.
Entered the room, walked, walked - no, everywhere is empty; only in one room the table is set for three of the device, the plates are three loaves. Ivan the merchant's son took a bite from each of the bread in small pieces and hid behind the door.
Suddenly came the eagle, hit the ground and became strong; after him came the Falcon, the Falcon and the Sparrow - hit the ground and turned, too, guys. Sat down at the table to eat.
And the bread we opened! says the eagle.
- And the truth - meets Falcon, apparently, anyone we come for a visit.
Steel guest search-call. Says the eagle:
- Show us! If you're an old man - will be familiar father, if a fine will be dear brother, if you're a woman - will be your mother, and if the fair maiden - we will call you dear sister.
Ivan the merchant's son came from behind the door, they took him and called his brother. The next day was the eagle to ask Ivan the merchant's son:
- Soluri us service - stay here and exactly one year later in the same day, gather at the table.
"Good, " replies the son of a merchant, will be executed.
Gave him the eagle keys, allowed everywhere, for all to see, only one key that hung on the wall, can't be ordered.
After turned good fellows birds - the eagle, the Falcon and the Sparrow and flew away.
Ivan the merchant's son went across the yard and saw the earth the door for a strong castle; I wanted to look there, was the key to try - none necessary; ran into the room, removed from the wall, the forbidden key, unlocked the padlock and opened the door.
In dungeon powerful horse is all the decoration, on both sides of the two saddle bags hooked: one gold, the other with semi-precious stones.
He began horse stroke: powerful horse struck his hoof to the chest and kicked out of the dungeon for a cubit. Because Ivan the merchant's son slept soundly until the day in which to fly his sworn brothers.
As soon as he woke up, he locked the door key to the old place, hung up and set the table for three of the instrument. Here came the eagle, the Falcon and the Sparrow, hit the ground and became guys, greeted him and sat down to dinner.
The next day began to ask Ivan the merchant's son Falcon: soluri de service another year! Ivan the merchant's son agreed.
Brothers flew, and he went back across the yard, saw in the land of another door, opened it with the same key. In dungeon powerful horse is all the decoration on both sides of the saddle bags attached: one gold, the other with semi-precious stones. He began horse stroke, powerful horse struck his hoof to the chest and kicked out of the dungeon for a cubit. Because Ivan the merchant's son slept soundly as much time as before.
Woke up in the same day, when the brothers have gone, had locked the door key on the wall hung and prepared the table.
Flying eagle, Falcon and the Sparrow; hit the ground, shook hands and sat down to dinner.
The next day in the morning Sparrow began to ask Ivan the merchant's son: serve de service another year! He agreed.
The brothers asked the birds and flew away. Ivan the merchant's son had lived a whole year one-tinajones and when it's the appointed day, the table was laid and will doidet brothers.
Brothers flew, hit the ground and became guys; came out, said Hello and had lunch.
After lunch, says the elder brother, the eagle:
"Thank you, the son of a merchant, for your service; here's a powerful horse is presented with all the trappings, and with gold, and semiprecious stones.
The middle brother, Falcon, gave him another powerful horse, and the youngest brother, Sparrow - shirt.
"Here you go, " he said, " this shirt the bullet does not take; if you wear it, no you won't make it!
Ivan the merchant's son wore that shirt, sat on a powerful horse, and rode to find for himself the Helen; and it was all over the world declared: who will win dragon, for her marriage to go. Ivan the merchant's son attacked the dragon, defeated him and just as he was about to catch his head in oak stump, Yes the dragon tear began to pray-to ask:
- Don't beat me to death, take into his service; 'll be your faithful servant!
Ivan the merchant's son took pity on him, took him with him, brought Elena is Beautiful and a little later married her, and the dragon did cook. Time left merchant son on a hunting trip, and the dragon beguiled Helen and ordered her to explore why Ivan the merchant's son so wise and strong. Dragon welded strong potions, and Helen gave the potion to her husband and was asked:
"Tell me, Ivan the merchant's son, where is your wisdom?
In the kitchen, in the broom.
The Helen took the broom, sucrase different flowers and put in a prominent place. Ivan the merchant's son came back from hunting, he saw a broom and asks:
- Why is the broom sucrase?
"And then, " says Helen, that thy wisdom, and power are hidden.
"Oh, how stupid you are! How can my strength and wisdom to be in the broom?
Elena Beautiful again gave him a strong potion and asks:
"Tell me, dear, where is your wisdom?
- The bull by the horns.
She was ordered to gold-plate the bull horns.
The next day Ivan the merchant's son came back from hunting, he saw a bull and asks:
What does it mean? Why horns gilded?
- And then - meets Elena the Beautiful, what's your strength and wisdom are hidden.
"Oh, how stupid you are! How can my strength and wisdom to be the horns?
The Helen gave her husband a strong potion and went to his question:
"Tell me, dear, where is your wisdom, where is your power?
Ivan the merchant's son and gave her secret:
Is my strength and wisdom in this shirt.
After fell asleep.
Elena the Beautiful stripped him of his shirt, but most were chopped into small pieces and ordered to throw out in the open field, and she went to live with the Serpent dragon. For three days the body lay Ivan the merchant's son to Cisco field scattered; so the crow flew down to peck at it. At that time flew past the eagle, the Falcon and the Sparrow, saw the dead brother.
Rushed Falcon down, caught a crow, and told the old crow:
- Bring more dead and living water.
The eagle, the Falcon and the Sparrow laid the body of Ivan the merchant's son, spicoli first dead water, and then alive. Ivan the merchant's son stood up, thanked them, they gave him a gold ring. Only Ivan the merchant's son wore a ring on his hand, he turned his horse and ran into the yard of Helen.
The dragon knew him, was ordered to catch this horse, put in the stables and on the next day in the morning to chop off his head.
When Elena was Beautiful maid; sorry it was such a nice horse, went into the stable, she cries bitterly and sentences:
"Oh, poor old horse, you tomorrow will be executed.
Have a word to her horse in a human voice:
- Come back tomorrow, the fair maiden, to the place of execution, and as spitting my blood of the earth, help us its his leg; after you collect the blood with the earth and razbrosay around the Palace.
Morning brought the horse to execute; cut off his head, blood sprayed red damsel took her leg, and after you have collected with the earth and scattered around the Palace; on the same day grew round the Palace, glorious garden trees.
The dragon gave the order to cut down these trees and to burn every one of them.
The maid wept, and went into the garden for the last time to take a walk to admire. Have a word to her one tree in a human voice:
"Listen, fair maiden! As will become garden to cut, you take one fragment of wood and throw it into the lake.
She did, threw the fragment of wood in the lake - splinter turned a Golden duck and floated on water.
Came to the lake of the dragon " to want to hunt, he saw a Golden duck. "Give - thinks - alive will be caught!"
Took off a wonderful shirt that Ivan the merchant's son Sparrow gave, and fell into the lake. And Drake on and on, started a dragon deep fluttered and ashore, turned good lad, put on his shirt and killed the snake.
After came Ivan the merchant's son in the Palace, Helen drove, and her maid married and took her to live-live, kind to acquire.