Rusalka Author:C J Cherryh The white thing was there, flitting about Pyetr-and Pyetr began to follow it. The old wizard Uulamets plunged after, dragging Sasha by the coat sleeve. "Do you see her, boy? Do you see her?" — "Yes," Sasha stammered, turning his head. It was a ghost they were chasing...he was sure it was. "Pyetr! Stop!" — He'd lost sight of Pyetr in the brush. T... more »hen he saw something pale lying at the bottom of the ravine. He scrambled toward it, the old man panting after and cursing. It was Pyetr with his face so pale and hands so cold...Then Pyetr muttered somethings and looked about him in confusion.
"My daughter," Uulamets said in a harsh voice. "She never had any sense about men. So she's chosenyou! Where did she go?"
Pyetr shook his head. "Your daughter, old man-"
"His daughter," Sasha whispered. "She's dead. Pyetr, I think she's Rusalka and terribly dangerous!"« less