The visitors from Kenozero argue that each one of the isles in their lake is more lovely than the last, whereas the Lekshmozero hasn't a single island! "That's why you always have windy weather."
Mishka, an undergraduate student, comes up front. Every summer, students from different universities come to these parts for field practice – some to count ducks, others to take measurements of St. Peter and Paul Church or to sample water from the local water bodies. "Why argue?" says Mishka. "Lake Kenozero formed in the Proterozoic era in the oldest faults of the earth's crust. Right in this place we are sitting now, there passed a melting glacier. You can be proud that your Lake Lekshmozero: it's of glacial origin. This explains its being saucer-shaped and devoid of isles. As to whether it is deep or shallow, it depends on where shallow starts. Like all lakes of glacial origin, the Lekshmozero has shallow depths extending far towards its middle, where it suddenly becomes deep. And there's a 30-meter deep fault running across its central part."
No further questions followed from the fishermen. It was all clear to them that the Proterozoic era was a faraway time and that their fishing grounds weren't that simple. They poured themselves thick fish soup and deliciously scented tea – yummy!
Then, the Morschikhinskaya men asked if anyone could pronounce the name "Lekshmozero" the way the local people do, with the stress on the first syllable, for a bet. It was fun for them to hear the men try to say it right:
"You have to be born here to pronounce it right."