chapter  182
The Hypocritical Peasant—Lu viddanu santòcchiu
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Once there was a peasant who was very much devoted to Christ on theCrucifix. As the hardships of his home grew and piled up, the peas-ant tried to endure them as patiently as he could. However, he was curious to know how he was going to die. Since he always went to church, he decided to go there and kneel down before the altar of the Crucifix. Among his prayers he asked Christ a favor and to tell him how he was going to die. The next day he went again and spoke in a loud voice to the Lord. Upon hearing this loud voice, the sacristan became curious to know why the peasant was coming to the altar of the Crucifix every day. So he hid himself and heard the entire story.