Once there lived a farmer named Pihvik in his little house and he earned money by making music. The man was a busker and he played his guitar from dusk to dawn. He loved his instrument and he considered it to be his best friend because he didn’t have any other friends.
One day a giant Peipsi came to the town. He saw the farmer and started listening to his music. The Giant hadn’t heard anyhing about guitar ever before and he wanted to own such a beautifully sounding instrument as well. Because Peips was so big, he had to make his own guitar. He harvested most of the forest and used its timber to make an instrument. The Giant had no experience and the guitar didn’t turn out well. He used the trees that he had taken down to build a home in the same town which Peipsi had become really fond of.
When the house was ready, the Giant invited Pihvik to his new home. The farmer gladly visited him and he took his guitar with him. He played the guitar to Peipsi, but suddenly the Giant grabbed the instrument and ran away. He went to an old wise man and asked him to make that guitar bigger. The old man did as he was told. When the Giant had reached home, he noticed his house was gone. The man understood that the timber he had used for his house, was now in his guitar. Peips got really angry because he loved his home and he hit a gigantic hole into the gorund which had a guitar shape.
The old wise man had been really smart because he realized the guitar the Giant had brough him was stolen and as for a punishment he turned the man’s house into a guitar. He returned the small guitar to the farmer and so he could live on his regular life and it made him happy again. Peips ran away from the town in great anger and nver returned. The guitar-shaped hole got filled with rain water. People started to call the bigger part of it Lake Peipsi and the smaller part Lake Pihkva. So this is how the lakes were created.
Author: Liisbet Karjane 8B (14 years)
Translated into English by the author
Teacher: Eva Pedaja