Summary “The White Heron” by Teleshov

Summary “The White Heron” by Teleshov

One of the visiting princes fell in love with the daughter of the king – Isolde. The father willingly gave his consent to the marriage of his daughter. The kingdom began to prepare for the wedding of the princess. Isolde sincerely loved her native land, and wanted her wedding attire to be as white as the vast expanses of her homeland.

The Princess sewed a white dress, like a snow, gray, like a winter sea, a cloak. Headpiece young princess wanted to make such that it was tender and exquisite, like a drawing of frost on the glass. But no one could make an ideal decoration.

One day an old man came to the princess, who said that he could get a crook of white heron and sprinkle it with diamonds, which would be the best decoration for the bride.

But for this it was necessary

to kill one heron. The compassionate princess immediately refused this option. However, at night, doubts began to visit her: kill only one heron, there is nothing wrong with that. In the morning she called the old man and told him to go for a crib.

On the day of the wedding, the people looked at the princess with delight: her headdress, sparkling with diamonds, was as beautiful as the northern edge. Years passed, Princess Isolde became the queen of the land in the south. Isolde was used to the warmth, rejoiced at the singing of birds and the beauty of the flowers that blossomed in her kingdom all year round.

One day she decided to visit her father and went to her native north.

At home, she had a terrible dream – in a dream two herons came to her, who told that according to the example of a princess, many people wanted to have the same beautiful tuft, and all herons were killed. Isolde woke up in horror and told her father about the dream.

The old king was very upset that his daughter did such an act, and said that the mass killing of birds is true. The afflicted Isolde on the same day returned to her kingdom to do some good for her people, and thus wrap her sin in front of herons.

Man’s responsibility to the future

What teaches us the tale of N. Teleshev? In the first place,

always foresee the consequences of their actions. After all, the most insignificant evil action of a person can pull a string of terrible consequences. We should always be responsible for our actions. If in the past we have committed something bad – time will not return back, and we will never fix it.

However, in the hands of man – the future. Do not be afraid to do good deeds. And before making a rash act – well think about whether it will not harm the future world around you.

Princess Isolde was a very kind and cordial girl, but one wrong step led to the fact that all herons with white tufts died. Did she really want this? No, but because of her decision, many birds were affected, the princess did not foresee the large-scale consequences that were due to her fault.


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Summary “The White Heron” by Teleshov