Foreign News: The Bashful Guappo

"How could you or any girl from around here hope to attract such a man?" asked the mothers of Roghudi gloomily. "If he ever chooses, it will be one from outside, one who knows the ways of the world and can read newspapers, as he does." Sadly aware of their own drawbacks, the rustic daughters of Roghudi could only sigh, and some among them hope that a day would come when handsome, dark-eyed Mayor Pietro Nucera might forget himself and take them by violence. In the harsh code of justice on the slopes of...

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