The house by the medlar-tree

Paperback | January 5, 2012

byGiovanni Verga

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1890. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... "This was papa's place, where there's the new rowlock," said Luca, who had climbed over the side, "and here were the lupins, underneath." But of the lupins there was not one left; the sea had swept everything clean away. For this reason Maruzza would not leave the house, and never wanted to see the Provvidenza again in her life. "The hull will hold; something can be made of it yet," pronounced Master Zuppiddu, the calker, kicking the Provvidenza, too, with his great ugly feet; "with three or four patches she can go to sea again; never be fit for bad weather--a big wave would send her all to pieces--but for 'long-shore fishing, and for fine weather, she'll do very well." Padron Cipolla, Goodman Mangiacarubbe, and Cousin Cola stood by, listening in silence. "Yes,' said Padron Fortunato, at last. "It's better than setting fire to her." "I'm glad of it," said Uncle Crucifix, who also stood looking on, with his hands behind his back. "We are Christians, and should rejoice in each other's good - fortune. What says the proverb? 'Wish well to thy neighbor and thou wilt gain something for thyself.'" The boys had installed themselves inside the Provvidenza, as well as the other lads who insisted on climbing up into her, too. "When we have mended the Provvidenza properly," said Alessio, "she will be like Uncle Cola's Concetta;" and they gave themselves no end of trouble pushing and hauling at her, to get her down to the beach, before the door of Master Zuppiddu, the calker, where there were the big stones to keep the boats in place, and the great kettles for the tar, and heaps of beams, and ribs and knees leaning against the wall. Alessio was always at loggerheads with the other boys, who wanted to climb up into the boat, and to help to fan the fire under the kettle of pitch, ...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1890. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... "This was papa's place, where there's the new rowlock," said Luca, who had climbed over the side, "and here were the lupins, underneath."...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217801471

ISBN - 13:9780217801478

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