Castellinaria

and Other Sicilian Diversions

Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 90,908 / 257 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.5
LoC Category: GT
Downloads: 534
Added to site: 2008.04.16
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Genre: Travel
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ge la famiglia PAMPALONE.

He showed me this and waited while I copied it. When I had finished he went on, talking more to himself than to me:

"The life it is not the same when we are wanting someone to be here that is gone away. When we were young and this person was living, things it was so; now we can understand this person who is gone, and things it is other. This is not a good thing. Now is the time this dear person should be living; now would we be taking much care."

For many weeks they feared lest the father might follow the mother, but he began to take a new interest in life on the day when Peppino brought home his bride, and when Ricuzzu was born he soon became almost his old self.

"Things it is like that," said Peppino; "the young ones are coming to dry the eyes that have tears in them because the old ones are going away."

Brancaccia's attention was occupied by the tea and the baby, and by trying to follow Peppino's talk. He has been giving her English lessons and,

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