As it is commonly known Kameduli came from far away – all the way from Italy. Among them there was brother Barnaba, who was responsible for the kitchen. It was his duty to prepare dishes for prior and other brothers. But every day he had a problem – what to prepare for prior, the other brothers were not that picky. This “something” could not be any other thing. It should be different from the dishes poor peasants prepare. One day near the kitchen – where Barnaba sat – was walking prior. He smelt the aroma from kitchen which strengthen his imagination. He thought that he would eat something good and unusual. It was late, so he knew that he couldn’t have this demands.
He asked Barnaba then what will he cook for the next day. Chef answered that it was a fast so it will be fish – as usual. But what kind of fish? – asked curious prior. So Barnaba started to list all fish that man could catch in Wigry Lake. Sadly Prior would just shake his head and when Barnaba was done listing he said: -You know what I would eat, my dear brother? A Whitefish. Great, thought Barnaba: “How am I supposed to get whitefish when it’s not in the lake?”. So he thought and thought. All brothers went to sleep and he still was sitting in the kitchen – looking at the lake and mumbling – whitefish, whitefish… Prior probably said it just because but Barnaba set it as a honour point to do prior’s order. Finally he said to himself, loudly: -I would even give my soul to devil for the whitefish for tomorrow dinner! Well, devil has good ears – and so he appeared. Even more so when he wasn’t far – long time he spent waiting for some monk to tempt. As soon as Barnaba finished talking, devil came through the window.