chapter  218
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The Gambler’s Stone—La petra di lu Jucaturi

Once, a long, long time ago, they say that there was a gambler whose gambling took place near the church. Eventually, he gambled so much that he ended up losing everything he owned. When he realized he was in such a sorry state, he began cursing the sun and the moon and all of creation. And what did this heretic do next? He entered the church, saw the statue of the Virgin, took out his knife, and cursing like a Turk, he stabbed her right in the face. At this first cut, blood spurted from the wound. He delivered a second blow, and again there was blood.