The Bear Who Married a Peasant’s Daughter
A Latvian fairy tale, this version is from Tales of The Amber Sea, compiled and translated by Irina Zheleznova in 1974.
Once upon a time there lived an old peasant. He was not badly off except that his wife had died leaving him alone with their only daughter.
Now, all of the peasant’s kin, not counting some in-laws, lived far away from him, and one day making up his mind to pay them a visit, he left his daughter at home by herself and drove away.