The setting is a small fishing village. The former seaman Longren raises his daughter Assol alone after losing his beloved wife, making a meager living by selling the toy boats he carves from wood. As a child, Assol encounters an old man who claims to be a wizard and promises the girl that one day a prince will come on a ship with scarlet sails to carry her away. The villagers scoff but Assol believes her dream will come true one day. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.
Mir A.Grina - ehto mir smelyh, chestnyh, gordyh i samootverzhennyh lyudey. Eto mir, gde vospevaetsya lyubov' k trudu, k svoey professii, k mogushchestvu i garmonichnosti prirody. "I, nakonec, ochen' nemnogie pisateli tak chisto, berezhno i vzvolnovanno pisali o lyubvi k zhenshchine, kak ehto delal Grin. Rasskazy Grina vyzyvayut v lyudyah zhelanie raznoobraznoy zhizni, polnoy riska, smelosti i "chuvstva vysokogo", svoystvennogo issledovatelyam, moreplavatelyam i puteshestvennikam. Posle rasskazov Grina hochetsya uvidet' ves' zemnoy shar - ne vydumannye Grinom strany, a nastoyashchie, polnye sveta, lesov, raznoyazychnogo shuma gavaney, chelovecheskih strastey i lyubvi". (K.Paustovskiy)