The Italian

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 TRUDO ANCELLO,
AND HIS DAUGHTER,
   ANNETTE

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BEPPO DONNETTI,
ADMIRER OF THE
PRETTY ANNETTE

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"ONE TOUCH OF NATURE
  MAKES THE WHOLE 
    WORLD KIN"

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    FIESTA DAY
      -----
BEPPO GOES TO SEE HIS
SWEETHEART, ANNETTE

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THE HOME OF ANNETTE

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THE MERCHANT GALLIA, ALSO
  A SUITOR FOR THE HAND
       OF ANNETTE

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"BUT, MY GALLIA, SHE
LOVES THE GONDOLIER,
   BEPPO DONNETTI"

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YOUTH, HEATED BY THE FIRES
OF LOVE AND AMBITION, RUSHES
  ON TO MEET THE FUTURE

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  WHILE OLD AGE, EVER
SHRINKING BACK, STOPS TO
WARM ITSELF BY THE DYING
  EMBERS OF THE PAST

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"THE MERCHANT GALLIA
HAS AGAIN ASKED FOR 
     THY HAND"

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"HE IS RICH.  HE COULD AT
LEAST GIVE THEE A HOME
     OF THINE OWN"

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"ONE YEAR DO I GIVE THEE,
BEPPO DONNETTI, TO WIN A
  HOME FOR MY DAUGHTER.
SHOULD THOU FAIL, SHE WEDS
  THE MERCHANT GALLIA"

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  A LITTLE LATER
    ----------
BEPPO SAILS FOR THE
GOLDEN LAND - AMERICA

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"NEVER FEAR, MY LOVED ONE,
  BEFORE A YEAR I WILL
     SEND FOR THEE"

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A WEEK LATER

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"THAT IS THE STATUE
    OF LIBERTY"

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IN NEW YORK

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MEMORIES

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   A LITTLE LATER.
    -------------
   BEPPO SETS UP A 
BOOTBLACK STAND ON THE
   LOWER EAST SIDE.

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  BIG BILL CORRIGAN, THE
SLUMS BOSS, FOR CAMPAIGN
PURPOSES, TREATS THE GANG

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CORRIGAN MAKES BEPPO A
PROPOSITION TO GET THE
    ITALIAN VOTE

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"HERE'S A LITTLE PRESENT
   FOR YOU. HAVE YOUR
   WOP FRIENDS VOTE
     FOR THIS GUY"

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"ONE YEAR DO I GIVE THEE,
BEPPO DONNETTI, TO WIN A
  HOME FOR MY DAUGHTER.
SHOULD THOU FAIL, SHE WEDS
  THE MERCHANT GALLIA"

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  LATER
  -----
GOOD NEWS

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BAD NEWS

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ANNETTE ARRIVES IN THE
   LAND OF PROMISE

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AT THE FIRST CLASS
PASSENGER LANDING

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      THAT NIGHT
         ----
  BEPPO HAS THE CIVIL
MARRIAGE PERFORMED BY HIS
 FRIEND, ALDERMAN CASEY

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BEPPO FORGETS THE RING

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A YEAR LATER

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THE DAWN OF A
   NEW LIFE

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"HURRY, TELL BEPPO
HIS SON HAS COME"

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"COME HOME, COME HOME
  QUICK, IT'S A BOY"

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THE WONDERFUL
  DISCOVERY

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"SANTA MARIA! HE IS SLEEP
JUST-A-LIKE-A-ME, HIS HAND
 STUCK UNDER HIS-A-CHIN"

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     MONTHS LATER
       --------
MIDSUMMER GRIPS THE SLUMS
  IN A STIFLING EMBRACE

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   A FEW DAYS LATER
       ---------
 LITTLE TONY, ONE OF THE
THOUSANDS OF HEAT VICTIMS
 GROWS ALARMINGLY WORSE

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"THE HEAT AND IMPURE FOOD
 ARE WEARING HIM OUT.
YOU MUST BUY HIM ONLY
  PASTEURIZED MILK"

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THE DAYS PASS AND THE
  HEAT WAVE REACHES 
      ITS CREST

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"YOUR WIFE SAY LITTLE
TONY MUST HAVE MORE
 PASTEURIZED MILK
    RIGHT AWAY"

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"I MUST GET-A-DE-MILK OR
    MY BABEE IS DIE"

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KNOWING CORRIGAN TO BE THE 
BOSS OF THE SLUMS, WHOSE
WORD IS LAW, BEPPO APPEALS
    TO HIM FOR MERCY

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THE REASON SHE 
  NEVER KNEW

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A WEEK LATER

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 "BEPPO, OUR POOR LITTLE
ANTONIO, HE'S - - HE'S - -"

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A MONTH LATER

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CORRIGAN, THROUGH POLITICAL
INFLUENCE, HAS THE STREET
  ROPED OFF AROUND HIS
  HOME TO PREVENT THE
    SLIGHTEST NOISE

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 DISGUISED AS A PEDDLER,
BEPPO SEEKS HIS REVENGE IN
  THE HOME OF CORRIGAN

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"ANOTHER HOUR OF ABSOLUTE
QUIET AND I CAN PULL HER 
THROUGH. THE SLIGHTEST
 DISTURBANCE, HOWEVER,
     WILL BE FATAL"

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THE GESTURE THAT
WAS LITTLE TONY'S

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AT THE ETERNAL BEDSIDE
OF HIS BABY WHERE HATE,
REVENGE AND BITTERNESS
MELT TO NOTHING IN THE
  CRUCIBLE OF SORROW

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