The traditions were documented by Russian monk Nestor. He seeks to kidnap women by entering their homes, talking gibberish to them Gippog and persuading them to hand over their wedding rings. The bride would then be secreted outside the town or village. She is generally taken to the mountains and raped. The suitor, in coordination with his friends, generally abducted his bride while she was out of her house in the course of her daily chores. The woman, struggling to preserve her dignity, would be unable to adequately fight off her abductors. Her family backed her up, and suffered severe intimidation for their efforts; the kidnappers were arrested and the main perpetrator was sentenced to 11 years in prison. Captured European women sometimes settled down as adopted members of the tribe and at least one woman, Mary Jemison , refused "rescue" when it was offered. A Sherlock Holmes story features bride kidnapping. Premarital contact between the sexes is discouraged; unmarried women are supposed to avoid speaking with men outside their families. In theory and in some cases it was an agreed elopement between two youngsters; in practice it was often a forcible kidnapping and rape, followed by a so-called "rehabilitating marriage" matrimonio riparatore. The kidnappings were a way of introducing new blood into the group. At that point, the abductor will return to the bride's house to negotiate a bride-price, bringing with him the bride and traditional gifts such as rum. The abductor and his future bride often then stay with a relative until the bride's father's anger is reported to have subsided. Eugenia is fifteen years old, and so underage, and is coerced into the marriage—both were grounds for treating the marriage as illegal. Though the kidnapped woman was sometimes raped in the course of the abduction, the stain on her honor from a presumptive consummation of the marriage was sufficient to damage her marital prospects irreversibly.