Date of composition: 1906-1907
First Performed: 1907
Go to libretto: Transliterated Russian | KOI-8 Cyrillic
Action takes place in Corsica in the 19th century.
Adolescent boy meets escaping, wounded smuggler. Boy hides smuggler for a bribe. Boy then betrays smuggler to policeman-uncle in exchange for a watch. Boy's father very angry, makes boy say prayers and shoots boy to death with gun.
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