The Sicilian - Chapters 7-8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7-8 Summary

Don Croce was born in the small Sicilian village of Villaba. His family was grooming him for the priesthood but the older he became as he grew up, the more obvious it was that he wouldn't accept authority. He lived in the hills for a year as a bandit and then made contact with the Mafia which began as a secret society of avengers at the time of the Spanish Inquisition.

Within five years, Don Croce was a qualified man. He became a Don and head of the strongest faction in the Sicilian Mafia by the time he was forty and would mediate the vendettas between the rival factions. He married, had a son and trapped the King into being the godfather.

When Mussolini came to power he recognized the power of the Mafia as a rival to government and declared...

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