A Bell for Adano Setting & Symbolism

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The bell of Adano

An important architectural adornment for the people of Adano, they lived their lives to its chime before it was taken by the Fascists and melted for bullets. The bell was over 700 years old and is called the "spirit" of the town. It was designed by an important sculptor, Lucio De Anj of Modica and hung on the tower by Pietro of Aragona. Joppolo is told of its significance within moments of his arrival in Adano and it will be his final act for the townspeople before he is removed.

The fishing grounds

Joppolo asks Tomasino to resume fishing in the area to help the town of Adano enjoy good fish again. He asks the Navy to allow them to fish in a specific area. When three fishermen go outside the restricted zone, they are blown up.

Bronx

The town in New York where Joppolo...

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