Lady Bellringer

Dressed in black from head to foot, frail, tiny (4 ft. 7 in.) Felicitas Amorin de Fritscher looked older than her 39 years. As she dusted the carved cedar choir stalls of Lima's 300-year-old cathedral, her son Federico, 11, worked beside her. "I came to live here 17 years ago," she said as she finished cleaning the white-enameled spittoon beside the archbishop's throne. "I was the bride of Federico Fritscher, bell-ringer and caretaker of the cathedral. The pay was small but there were tips from the tourists, and here we paid no...

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