The famous Tsar Dadon ruled the fairy-tale three-tenth kingdom. In his old age he decided to rest from his military activities, but his enemies began to attack his kingdom. The Tsar Dadon turned to a wiseman-stargazer for help, who gave the leader a magical golden cockerel. If war loomed, the cockerel would cry and crow. After a year his enemies attacked, and the Tsar sent his army with his elder son at the head to face them in the east. The golden cockerel grew quiet, but after eight days, it once again began to crow. The Tsar turned to his younger son for help, and sent another army with his younger son at its head. When the second son didn't return as well, Dadon himself went to look for them. Among the high mountains he found his sons dead, with swords plunged into each other, as well as a Shamakhan princess in a fabulous tent...
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About the Author
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799–1837) was a Russian author of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.