chapter  288
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The Little Doll—La pupidda

Here’s a tale for you, gentlemen, that’s been told time and again.Once there was a poor widow with three daughters, two of themjust entering young womanhood and the third still a child. This poor family had no way of earning a living except by their spinning wheels. When they got something to spin, they were able to eat. Otherwise, they were so destitute that they did not want to show their faces in public.