Prince Vladimir has a feast with a mountain. Princes, boyars and heroes, having been fed up and drunk, are boasting before each other: some – wealth, others – force, merchants – goods, boyars – estates and fiefdoms. Danila Denisievich does not boast alone. Prince Vladimir asks him whether he is silent because he has nothing to boast about? Danila Denisyevich answers that he was just thinking, but if the prince likes to know, then he, Danila, lacks nothing: there is a gold treasury, and a young wife, and plenty of expensive and beautiful dresses.
Soon, Danila leaves the prince’s court, and Prince Vladimir asks his guests to pick up his bride-beautiful, intelligent and literate, to become her mother-empress. Mishatychka Putyatin son tells the prince that
Prince Vladimir writes a message to Danila and sends Mishatichka with him to Chernigov. He comes to the yard to Danila, enters the ward and sees Vasilis Nikulichna. She censures Mishatichka for behaving insolently and carelessly, and he lets her read the message of the prince. Vasilisa weeps, changes into a youthful dress and goes to the open field to look for Danila. She tells him about the letter that the prince sent.
When they return home, Danila asks Vasilisa to bring him a quiver with arrows and goes to the meadows of the Levant. He looks in the telescope towards Kiev and
He goes to Chernigov to Vasilis Nikulichna and asks her to dress up in a wedding dress. She fulfills the request of the prince, but secretly takes the knife with him. The prince carries Vasilisa to Kiev, but when they drive past the meadows of the Levant, she asks him to let her say goodbye to her dear friend Danila. The prince lets her go, but sends with her two heroes. Vasilisa bowed to the remains of Danila, asked the heroes to tell the prince that he would not leave their bodies in the open field, and stab himself with a knife. The prince returns to Kiev, releases Ilya Muromets from the cellar and complains of him with a sable fur coat for saying that he told the prince the truth. And Mishatichka the prince favored a cauldron with boiling tar.