The Shoemaker's Wife - Chapter 7: A Straw Hat Summary & Analysis

Adriana Trigiani
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The sisters prepare a dinner of veal for Don Gregorio and serve it to him in the rectory as the Lazzari brothers squirm and await their fate. Sister Ercolina tells Don Gregorio she's made arrangements for Ciro to be immediately removed to the workhouse. However, Gregoro needs to come up with 100 lire to handle costs of the sudden move. She does not reveal her plan to use the money for Ciro's passage to America. The priest grumbles and finally agrees. Then he pulls Sister Teresa aside and asks why she went to the Martocci family to report the incident of sexual harassment because it has caused them great distress. Don Gregorio angrily tells Sister Ercolina to transfer Sister Teresa from the parish, but she refuses and asks again for the 100 lire.

After a tearful farewell to the nuns, Ciro and Eduardo...

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