chapter four (model: Teodora Anghel)
by Vasile Voiculescu
The Huchen is the tale of a mythical, uncatchable fish. The legend says it ate children, drowned men and scared away all the other water-dwelling creatures. But the bigger the legend grew, so did the attraction for the Huchen.
His determination to catch the mighty fish became an obsession. One day, following a big storm, a girl appears on a wreckage, having been caught in the storm. Aliman saves her and, from that moment on, they become inseparable.
She has no name, no past and loves the water, but she never seems to get wet. Everyone finds her unnerving, except Aliman, who loves her madly. People from the village believe that she is the Devil and that he was being charmed by dark magic.
Until one day, when an old woman appears at their doorstep. In the flash of an eye, she drags the girl out of the house, scolding her for abandoning her own family for the lowlife of a fishermen village and taking her away.