Books [Interview with Vito Cacciola #45]
Each paya twenty-five cents. They wasta their money.
“Well, Mr. Fabri tella me that he is disgusted with his boy's music lessons. He saya, ‘Vito, I have spent-ed ten dollars to maka my son de musician. I will wasta no more. For ten dollars Abba should play lika de artist, or maybe lida [Heifitz?].’
“I saya, ‘Listen, what does you expect for ten dollars? Do you expects a professional for so little cost?’
“Then I maka to him a generous offer. I saya, ‘I will teacha Abba de violin good for fifty cents de lesson. For one year I will traina him.’ Then if de father is not satisfy-ed I will return to him all de money. Was not that de generous proposement, Mr. Lovett?
“No, I does not playa de violin myself. But I knowa music. I knowa all de technique of playing violin. I knowa time and harmony, By jingo, if de boy maka any mistake I can correct it.
“What does Mr. Fabri saya? Oh, My! He laugha, like this. Huh, huh, huh! It was most desulting. He does not understand that I have in my heart de talent for music.