Chapter 17 – Crisis in Madeira

The breathless messenger bowed in front of Roberto Roberto Guinigi, and handed him a parchment envelope with the seal of Captain Giancarlo Annapoli, in the shape of a three-masted warship on top of the letter E, for the Lucchese warship Elsie. The enclosed letter read as follows:          “Signore Guinigi, “Our voyage from Viareggio to […]

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Capitolo 16 – Caos a Lucca

Il Capitano Giancarlo Annapoli, con il suo spensierato mezzo marinaio Usna, e Carlo Pellerini, il capo della spedizione a Madeira di Doppio R Guinigi, si rinfrescavano con un prosecco sulla terrazza dell’Hotel I Principi a Viareggio… dove dalle loro poltrone vicine alla piscina guardavano con interesse la fregata lucchese Elsie che veniva caricata con provvigioni. […]

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A Café in Piazza San Francesco

by Carlo Rey Lacsamana In the café eavesdropping becomes permissible as a consequence of hanging out. Various shades of conversations, a salad of issues: politics, love affairs, work, school, passions, ambitions, news, pandemic… Everything is indulged in: the banal, the ridiculous, the cant, the outrageous, the pitiful… No topic goes to waste.  Café people’s appetite […]

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