Elya goes to Myra's house to ask her father for her hand i marriage but so did Igor Barkov the pig farmer but he brought a fat pig where all Elya brought was a loving heart.
Elya visit's Madame Zeroni to tell her about Myra and Igor and against her better judgement she gave him a tiny piglet and told him to carry it up the mountain on the edge of the forest and let it drink from the stream while he sang it a pig lullaby until Myra turned 15
Elya carried the pig up the mountain everyday until Myra's 15th and as the pig grew fatter Elya grew stronger
Travel To America
Elya went to Myra's house on her 15th birthday but he also didn't carry the pig up the mountain on the day of her birth because he didn't want to arrive all sweaty for her. He wished he did because the pigs weighed the same and Myra didn't know who to pick because she was just an empty shell so Elya walked away heartbroken and told her to marry Igor
Elya was sitting on the edge of a pier and stared into the water he then saw people standing on another dock with a sign saying "deck hands wanted free passage to america" and Elya thought that was perfect
The people at the dock notice Elya strength and let him work on their boat. As he leaves he this of Madame Zeroni and not carrying her up the mountain but not the curse, he didn't believe in them.