“Scarlet Sails” is novel by Alexander Grin. It is about a little girl named Assol, who meets a wizard one day. He tells her that a ship with scarlet sails will arrive -- sometime in the future -- to take her away to a new, happy life with a dashing young prince. She holds onto this prediction in spite of taunts and the ridicule of her neighbors. Meanwhile, the son of a local nobleman grows up to become a sea captain and falls in love with Assol. Sure enough, he decides the only way to win her heart is to unfurl scarlet sails and head into port.