Damiano

Storia di una povera famiglia

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Author: Giulio Carcano
Published: 1850
Language: Italian
Wordcount: 128,037 / 416 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 2,506
Added to site: 2008.04.26
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ppiare una imminente sciagura.

L'ammalato, per buona ventura, non se ne accorse: pareva assorto in profondi pensieri; e, stese le mani, stringeva con l'una quella del suo maggior figliuolo, posando l'altra sulla bionda testa del minore. Damiano nutriva ancora in cuore un poco di speranza. Vedendo il padre rianimarsi, come per miracolo, dopo il continuo torpore di giorni e settimane, confidò che il cielo avesse a prolungare ancora per alcun tempo quella vita cara. Udendolo parlare a lungo, con insolita calma, con una dolcezza d'affetto che ben di rado gli era uscita dal cuore, credè che tutto non fosse ancora perduto, e si arrischiò di dire:--State quieto; e non vi tormentate così coi pensieri, non parlate di morire....

--E che importa, o Damiano? il vecchio riprese. Meglio oggi che domani; la vita che passò mi somiglia un giorno. Solo, ti torno a dire che sarei morto più contento, se avessi potuto darvi uno stato, a voi altri due poveretti: e quest'&egra

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