chapter  54
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The Devil—Lu diavulu Zuppiddu

Once upon a time the devil was in his home at hell. Many men weredying and arriving there, and he went and asked, “How come you’reall coming here?” “Because of women,” they responded. The devil became intrigued and said, “I’d like to see what’s happening just

out of curiosity.” So he dressed himself in elegant clothes like a cavalier and went to Palermo.

Once he was there, he passed by a window, saw a woman, and took a liking to her. He walked by many times, and his liking for the woman grew. So he asked her to be his wife with the condition that she would not have to pay a dowry to him. Only during the engagement could she ask him for anything she might need.