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Excerpt: ...from the street, and yonder were the loaded fig trees, while near by were the grapevines, dotted with clusters of ripe fruit. "I realize," she said to herself, "that I shall never find so pretty a home again." Just at this moment Rico opened the gate. He had not been able to let the beautiful morning pass without seeing his friends, as he was obliged to go to Riva a little later. He had not noticed Mrs. Menotti, and was going directly to the house when she called to him. "I want you to sit here with me for a few moments, Rico, if you will. What a fine day this promises to be! I have just been wondering how long I may still be here to enjoy it." Pg 119 "You alarm me, Mrs. Menotti. You are not thinking of going away?" "I beg your pardon, Rico, for speaking so thoughtlessly; I should not have mentioned it." She changed the subject, and presently, recalling what Stineli had told her the previous evening about Rico's trouble, she began to wonder what it could be. She had been so absorbed in her own affairs at the time that she had given it but a moment's thought. "Won't you tell me, Rico, why you came to Lake Garda? Stineli told me last evening that you used to long to come here. Were you ever here before?" "Yes, when I was a child, but I was taken away." "How did you happen to come here as a child?" "I came into the world here." "You were born here? Who was your father, and why did he come here from the mountains?" "He wasn't from the mountains; it was my mother who lived there." "Why, Rico, your father was not a Peschieran?" "He surely was, Mrs. Menotti; this was his home." "How very strange! And you never have told me this in all these years! Feeling that you did not care to talk of your earlier life, I have never asked you to tell me your last name. But 'Rico' is not Italian. What was your father called?" "The same as I, Enrico Trevillo." Pg 120 Mrs. Menotti sprang from the seat as if she had been struck. "What are you saying?" she exclaimed. "What...show more

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