chapter  16
The Three Obedient Children—Li tri figghi obbidienti
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I’ve heard tell that there was once a rich gentleman who had three child-ren, a son and two daughters. Just before his death, the father said to hisson, “Here are some instructions that I want you to follow. When your two sisters grow up and are at the age to marry, you’re to go outside and wait the entire morning until the first man passes by. This man will become the husband of your first sister, whether he is a peasant, an artisan, or a gentleman. It doesn’t matter what his class is. The same holds true for your second sister.”