Vecchie Storie

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Language: Italian
Wordcount: 22,860 / 80 pg
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,604
Added to site: 2004.06.30
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e rinfrescata in tutte le parti, non pareva più quel lurido filatoio di una volta, dove il povero Battistino Dell'Oro, fallito, rovinato, rosicchiato dai debiti, si era impiccato per la disperazione a un gancio del portone. Si diceva sommessamente che il Carpigna avesse aiutato una mano a rovinarlo e che la messa ch'egli faceva dire ogni 23 dì settembre avesse lo scopo di versare un secchio d'acqua sopra una pover'anima del purgatorio, se c'era bisogno. Ma eran cose vecchie di trent'anni fa, forse anche di più. Scomparso il filatoio, al suo posto sorse una bella casa bianca col portone di cotto, colle persiane verdi, col giardino degradante a scalinate verso il lago, il Zoccolino insomma, come può vedere ancora chi naviga verso Macagno sul lago Maggiore.

Il giardiniere aveva addobbato il giardino a bandiere e a palloncini cinesi, e la notte prima del sacramento fu un continuo sparo di mortaretti e un gran suonare di chitarre nelle barche illuminate.

Quelli dell'altra riva del lago, vedendo quei fuochi,

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