Old people say that somewhere among the Carpathians woods there is an open-mouthed bear that gets astonished at everything. Several times he was seen sitting at the river bank watching the dance of the fish jumping from under the water. Also, he was noticed at the bee yard of Dido Pylyp — the bear was sitting among the beehives, staring at the bees collecting nectar from the flowers. Several times approached the men sitting around the bonfire and listened to their stories about the forest creatures. That’s why they called the bear “Ovva!” which is a Ukrainian way to say “I can’t believe it!”. Because people have never seen a living creature that would get so astonished with everything around.
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