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By John Hersey

This vintage novel and winner of the Pulitzer Prize tells the story of an Italian-American significant in global conflict II who wins the affection and admiration of the neighborhood townspeople while he searches for a substitute for the 700-year-old city bell that have been melted down for bullets by means of the fascists. even though stituated in the course of some of the most devastating stories in human historical past, John Hersey's tale speaks with unflinching patriotism and humanity.

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He is here. Only, Mister Major, he does not always say exactly what you tell him to say. He will say the general meaning of what you wish, but he will change it some. ” Major Joppolo said: “Will you get him, please, Zito? I want to send him out to tell the people to read the proclamations. “ Zito went. ” Major Joppolo looked down at his desk and saw Craxi’s telegram. He undid the safety pin and unfolded the paper and read: “To Franklin D. C. Fremente di gioia per la lbertá da molto tempo attesa the i vostri valorosi soldati anno dato alla città d’Adano stop vi prego accettare i sentimenti sinceri della mia gratitudine e riconoscenza.

Her right leg was blown off and the flies for some reason preferred the dark sticky pool of blood and dust to her stump. “Awful,” the Major said, for although the blood was not yet dry, nevertheless there was already a beginning of a sweet but vomitous odor. ” “It wasn’t them, not the ones like her,” the Major said. “They weren’t our enemies. My mother’s mother must have been like her. ” “Be careful,” Borth said, and his face showed that he was teasing the Major again. “You’re going to have your office in the City Hall.

Think of how his own faithful would flock on later Sundays to the other churches. Think of preaching to empty pews. It was already five minutes past seven. The senior acolyte had already whispered in his ear that it was time to begin the mass. And the Mister Major had not come. The Mister Major, at that moment, was sitting in his office having a breakfast of fruit and discussing with Borth and with the usher Zito, who never went to church, the matter of the bell. Major Joppolo sat with his feet on the huge desk eating fruit, Borth sat on the end of the desk also eating, and the little Zito stood at attention in front of it, not eating but wishing he were.

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