The study is an analysis and interpretation of three short stories relating to the early creative period of Margita Figuli –' Vo vlnach Oravy' (In the waves of Orava River) (1931), 'Syn' ( Son) (1933) and 'Zem' (Earth) (1934). They were published as a changed version in a new collection of the stories 'Mamivy dusok' (Specious Taste) in the first volume of the Collected works of Margita Figuli in 1972. They are prose on the subject of rural environment and the theme of fatal relationship of a farmer to his 'land'. The author studies mainly the problem how this relationship in particular texts epically generates through plot and roles of female characters in it. In the short stories from 1931 the farmer hero had left his land because of his love to a woman and then he tragically died in the river rafting logs down the river. The analysis shows that conceptually the text is constructed in a way the balladic end manifested direct epic and semantic consequence of relational rupture to the tradition toward 'land'. Psychologically more complicated short story from 1933 bears as a theme instinct of keeping family and administration of property as moving power influencing the acting of a main hero instinctively and ramblingly manifested as a natural unlimited power - unlimited in a sense of social as well as the ethic limits. In the short story from 1934 a fatal bondage to his land dominates love of a farmer to woman and the love of woman is dominated by the same bondage, too. The author shows that M. Figuli had been building up the paradigmatic foundations of her works from her 'classical period' of writing earlier, in her creative early beginnings.