Elya Yelnats wanted to marry Myra Menke, however someone else did as well. His name was Igor Markov. Myra's dad said, "the person with the biggest pig will be able to become my daughter's husband".
The Hill climb
So Elya went to Madame Zeroni and she said, " if you want to get the biggest pig you need to carry the pig up to the stream and let her drink from it every day. Once you have done that, you need to carry me up there. If you don't, you and all your generations to come will be cursed".
So Elya wnt to get the pig from madame Zernini and started b
The Arrival in America
Every day he followed what Madame Zeroni had instructed him to do. As the days went on his pig grew bigger and he also became stronger. Every time he let it drink, he sang a pig song.
He went back to get the pigs weighted but they were the same wight so Myra had to choose who she wanted to marry and she chose Igor.
So Elya went to America and met his love. however on the boat he remembered what Madame Zeroni said and from then on him and his family were cursed.