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Eleven Short Stories = Undici Novelle Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Oil Jar Summary

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The Oil Jar Summary

Don Lollo Zirafa is a contentious olive farmer who frequently quarrels with people to the point of taking legal action. His habit of quickly growing angry and getting on his mule to ride off to see his lawyer has become a joke among his employees and neighbors.

The harvest is near and Zirafa has paid a large price for a brand new oil jar to store olive oil. The jar is enormous in anticipation of a good harvest, and is being stored in a shed. At the end of one work day, some of Zirafa's farmhands are putting away their ladders and tools and find that someone has broken a section out of the jar with an axe, ruining it. Zirafa is furious when he finds out.

After his anger subsides, one of the farmhands tells Zirafa the jar can be repaired. He...

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