copyright 1908; A Flanagan Company publishers, Chicago; hardbound smaller book; indented lettering and drawings on front and back covers; very good condition with unmarked, clean pages, except for previous owner's name inside from cover (see pic); no dust jacket.
Chapter I: Pappina Pierno
Chapter II: The Conquest of Guiseppe
Chapter III: Feste Day at Naples
Chapter IV: In the Valley of Pompeii
Chapter V: At Cava
Chapter VI: Hardships at Salerno
Chapter VII: The Reconciliation
Chapter VIII: Adventures Along the Coast and in Amalfi
Chapter IX: Sorrento, Where Hardships End
Chapter X: Naples and a New Life
"It was away up in that part of Naples called San Lucia, where clothes seem forever hanging out to dry, that Pappina lived with the rest of the Pierno family, a tribe too large to enumerate.
Pappina was only seven years of age, but she was different from every other child living in dingy, dirty San Lucia. Few even of the grown people of the neighborhood cared to be clean, and as for their hair—why, they paid no attention to that, but let it go as it found itself. But Pappina took delight in combing her silky black hair and in washing her beautiful face and dimpled hands.
This was a wonder to all who lived near.
"The one who washes! Per bacco [Great heavens]!" they said when they saw her. But their amazement did not disturb Pappina. She went about her play in the sordid old tenement–court like a sunbeam astray...