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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 9, Number 1, March 2015

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Ruth Holzer
Herndon, Virginia, USA


San Vito dei Normanni

All Saints' Night—
a getaway Fiat
explodes in the field

The southern town lay under an ancestral cloud of crime, organized and freelance: extortion, burglary, assault. Following local practice, I'd lock my few valuables in the trunk and take them with me wherever I drove. There was still an even chance that the car would be broken into while parked on one of the picturesque side streets. Distracted with worry the entire time, I attended a lecture series on the history and culture of Magna Graecia. Those ancient splendors lost forever.

quickly the flute melted down for its silver

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