Music: Waggle

No. i Italian basso of Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera House is long-legged, sardonic Ezio Pinza. Last week, as Basso Pinza was plowing through a concert in Corpus Christi, Tex., he noticed that a small boy in the front row was waggling his foot.

Basso Pinza stopped singing. "Little boy," he said, "stop waggling your foot." "Who, me?" said the urchin. "Yes, you," said Basso Pinza, waggling his own foot. "Please don't waggle your foot this way; it interferes with my tempo." The concert went on.

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