Geography of Belarus

The legend of lake Narach

Many years ago there lived a girl called Nara. She loved a young man and wanted to marry him. But, when she sitting near a large beautiful lake a rich man saw her. He liked Nara and wanted to marry her. But Nara not wanted to marry the rich man because she had a fiance. But the rich man was very stubborn and killed Nara's fiance, and took Nara to the rich man's palace. At nignt Nara fire to the palace and ran away. When the rich man learnt about it, he sent his servants after Nara. Nara couldn't run away , she dived into the lake and died. From that time the lake was named Lake Narach
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