Eleven Short Stories = Undici Novelle - Little Hut: A Sicilian Sketch Summary & Analysis

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Little Hut: A Sicilian Sketch Summary

Little Hut is a brief sketch of rural Sicilian life. It opens with a little girl stepping out from a small hut on a hillside. She walks quietly for a moment, apparently having just woken up, and sits to look out over the countryside. Suddenly she begins to call for "Jeli."

Jeli, a young man who lives below in the valley, responds. The girl calls for him to climb up, as he is wanted by his boss.

Jeli climbs up and follows the little girl to the hut of Papa Camillo, his boss. Also in the hut is Camillo's daughter, Malia. Jeli and Malia exchange meaningful glances as Jeli enters.

Camillo speaks harshly with Jeli, ordering him to prepare some fruit for an important visitor the next day. Jeli is surprised by Camillo's threatening manner. "You should know better...

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