whoever brings the heaviest pig can marry my daughter.
Visiting Madame Zeroni
Elya Yelnats fell in love with Myra Menke. He wanted to marry her, but so did Igor Barkov.
Pig up mountain
Myra's Father said whoever brings the heaviest pig could marry his daughter.
Elya was upset because he knew that Igor had the heaviest pig, so he decided to visit Madame Zeroni. She gave him a small pig and told him to take the pig up the mountain to the lake let is drink from the lake and sing the pig song for a week and the pig will get a little bigger each day, but there is a condition after he gave the pig the Myra's Father he had to take her up the mountain let her drink from the lake and sing the pig song
Elya took the pig up the mountain and sang it the pig song but he only took the pig up the mountain for 6 days instead of 7
The pigs were exactly the same so Myra's father let Myra decide she told them that she was thinking of a number between 1 and 10 and whoever guessed it correctly can marry her, Igor guessed ten, Myra said nothing, Elya said "marry Igor" then left
Elya was at the dock and saw a sign that said deck hands wanted, free passage to america. Elya signed up and when the boat was on the Atlantic he remembered his promise to carry madame zeroni up the mountain. After his house was hit by lightning for the third time he told his wife to marry someone that wasn't cursed,