Foreign News: King of the Mountains

"The King of the Mountains is locked in jail, and he too dreams of the beloved land," sang Calabrian emigrants in America at the turn of the century when young, handsome, black-mustachioed Giuseppe Mustlino was first imprisoned. Few soldiers of fortune before or since have become so legendary in so short a time. Producing romantic bandit heroes sometimes seems to be a major industry in Sicily, Sardinia and southern Italy. But bandits, though they make news nearly every week, aren't what they used to be-and Musolino's reputation survives in ballads still sung. A...

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