Although it took 21 years after Peter ran away at the battle of Narva, Russia finally got a Baltic coastline.
The Narva is the only river of any importance; but minor streams, as well as small lakes, are very numerous.
“I take you from these,” said Narva, pointing in the direction of the villagers.
Narva, as appears by the map, is situated on the sea-coast, near the frontier—much nearer than Riga.
“We want to get out of the cave,” she said, addressing Narva.
The half which consisted of the right wing moved down to the bridge over the Narva River.
When the last hut had disappeared in the distance Narva turned abruptly.
Thus Narva became the first objective for the armies of Peter.
“We will go back to them,” said Narva; “but first we must see,” she added enigmatically.
But, logical or not, dangerous or not, Narva seemed to be something very like their last hope.