In this brand new Russian language collection of stories and tales, the famed speleologist and author Valeriy Rogozhnikov recounts his real-life travels and adventures, as well as fictional narratives associated with cave exploration lore. The book unfolds like a three act play. In the first part, entitled "Five Sad Tales of a Cave Grandpa", the narrator puts forth fantastical fairly tales told during cave exploration. The second part, "Light at the Bottom of the Pit", returns the reader to reality with biographical stories that include the author's adventures on a cross-country trip with his grandson. Finally, in the third part, "Rescuer", the author brings forward a fictional story written by a rescue worker from a far future.