In Siberia, a merchant was imprisoned for 26 years. His name was Ivan Aksionov.
Should I tell the cops or not? Should I have mercy to the man who has placed me in such misery?
Makar is the man who dug the hole to escape prison. He is the man the authorities are looking to punish. If I tell the truth, he will be condemned and I can have the justice I deserved for 26 years. But will it really be justice? Please, listen and understand my story.
I am Ivan Aksionov. A merchant with a family 26 years ago. I was a happy man. I stopped drinking and focused on my family. One day, before going to the fair, my wife stopped me.
Wife, you are just scared that I will drink at the fair. Do not worry, I will not.
Husband, do not go to the fair. I have a bad dream about you. I am certain that if you leave misfortune will fall upon you.
Aksionov, my fellow merchant. Are you going to the fair too? Well if you are, let's go together. But night is coming, so let's have tea at an inn.