Books [Interview with Vito Cacciola #35]
“Not all Italians hava great love for music. Many has. Some isa ignorant. Same is so busy with maka money and sin, that they forgeta the power of music to feeda their hearts.
“Every month I bringa joy to some peoples who has not de price. I buys myself four or five tickets and giva them to the orphans and de widow.
“Woulda you lika to attend de next concert, Mr. Lovett? With de excellence you'd be surpris-ed.”
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“Here is your shoes, madame. De price it will be one dollar.
“You wanta to paya me next week? No, I cannot doa that.
“Well, I tella you. You is not de good customer to me. Once you bringa to me your work. Then that Italian starta de shop across de street.
“What did you doa? You forgeta de gooda work I doa for you. You forgeta de money you owe. You taka your shoes to de new cobbler.
“Of course, I knows why you returna to me. That BUM, he does a bad job on your shoes. He usa some defearior leather in de sole. He refusa to trusta you no more.