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Pyotr Kinless is also called by the name of "Petrus." His last name Kinless refers to his lack of relatives, or kin. Petrus falls in love with the beautiful Pidorka. She wants to marry him but he is poor and has no gold so her father will not allow the marriage. Pidorka's father tries to beat him but her little brother, Ivas, is able to hold his father back. In a tavern, he meets up with a man named Basavruik who actually turns out to be the Devil. Petrus is so desperate to marry Pidorka that he makes a deal with the Devil.
Basavruik leads Petrus to an enchanted forest where he finds gold. A witch will not allow him to take the gold until he provides human blood. The witch provides him with a small child to slay. The child is...
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