The Sicilian - Chapters 21-22 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 21-22 Summary

Fifteen people were dead and more than fifty were injured in the massacre at Portella della Ginestra. Silvio Ferra publicly blamed Don Croce but the Friends swore that it was Turi's men and Turi remained silent. Quintanna and his men picked up Ferra and killed him. The people of the town who had seen what happened wouldn't talk to the police but they did talk to Turi's people.

The Christian Democrats won the 1948 election but couldn't provide the promised pardon because of the massacre at Portella della Genestra. Don Croce suggested Turi emigrate to Brazil or the United States.

After the election there was supposed to be a land distribution to the peasants. Some of Prince Ollorto's estate was involved. He did what other nobility who paid protection money did. He hired some Mafia men to ride horses on the perimeter...

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