Religion: Goodbye to the-World

When Alba Guidotti added three strokes of the bell to her ringing of the Angelus in her uncle's church, her sweetheart, Rinaldo. knew that she would slip out that night and wait for him in the vineyard. They were very happy, but when at last it came time to talk of marriage, Alba's father said no—again and again. He was just about to give his consent, he says now, when Rinaldo was drafted into Italy's World War II army and sent to Greece.

No letter came from him; after two years, word reached Alba that he was dead. "I thought I would...

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