chapter  156
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Firrazzanu—Firrazzanu

This is where the proverb Cappiddazzu paga tuttu comes from, and when people want to have credit, they say, “The hat will pay everything.” Collected by Vincenzo Gialongo in Polizzi-Generosa.

Gentlemen, let me tell you about Firrazzanu, who was quite unique, forhis antics could make even a mute laugh.Firrazzanu was, let’s say, a valet . . . to be more precise . . . a man who was in the service of the Prince of Palermo. He even played his tricks on this prince, but since Firrazzanu was well known and delighted everyone, the prince overlooked them, and Firrazzanu often got away with them.