Rusalka Author:C. J. Cherryh THE COMING OF RUSALKA — 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 sig... more »ht of Pyetr in the brush. Then 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 something and looked about him in confusion.
"My daughter," Uulamets said in a harsh voice. "She never had any sense about men. So she's chosen you! 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