chapter  138
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The Treasure—La truvatura

One day the mother said, “Siggitedda, Siggitedda, sweep the house!” “Mama, I’m collapsing.” “Coculidda, Coculidda, sweep the house!” “Mama, I’m all worn out!” And so the mother cried out, “Parrineddu, Parrineddu, sweep the house.” “Of course, mama, I’ll do it right now.” As he was sweeping, he discovered seven coins. “What can I buy with these coins?” he asked himself. “If I buy seven coins’

worth of almonds, I’ll have to crack the shells. If I buy seven coins’ worth of walnuts, I’ll have to crack the shells. It’s best if I buy some sausages.”