ITALY: The Code

When he was a dashing young man of only 22, many a maid of Calabria, the wild and desolate region in the toe of Italy, cast longing glances at Giuseppe d'Agostino, but Giuseppe only had eyes for one—the slender Caterina Anariti of Reggio di Calabria. Caterina's family furiously objected. "Giuseppe has nothing," they said. "Not a piece of land, not a house, not even a mule." But one day, defying the stern code of Calabria, where no offense is ever forgotten and none ever forgiven, Giuseppe carried Caterina off to a hideout...

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