(The Sleeping Cat)
Nursery tales by Elisabetta Mancini Camporeale
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||Linda e la bambola Rattoppina|
La piccola Linda era
una vivace bimbetta nata in una famiglia di umili ma onesti contadini.
del suo compleanno, compiva sette anni quel tredici dicembre, Linda
espresse il desiderio di ricevere in dono una bambola.
Alla luce del
lume scelse i pezzettini di stoffa più belli e meno rovinati, poi
raccolse un po’ di paglia dal fienile e cominciò.
La mamma lavorò
alacremente e per il giorno del compleanno la bambolina era pronta.
Quando Linda ne
avvertì la presenza la strinse forte a sé e sentì il cuore scoppiare di
|Published online: 17 April 2008|
||Linda and the Patchie doll|
was a lively little girl, she was born by a couple of humble but honest
her birthday was to come, she was to be seven the thirteenth of December,
Linda wished to receive a doll as present.
candlelight she chose the most beautiful and less ripped pieces of fabric,
then she gathered some straw from the barn and started sewing.
mother worked briskly and the little doll was ready for her daughter’s
Linda felt the presence of the doll, she hugged it and felt her heart
filled with joy.
As time passed, Patchie was further patched up, but Linda wouldn’t ever exchanged Patchie with any other doll, neither those of uptown child, rich in frills and laces, but without a story to tell.
(English translation by Silvia Mancini)
|When not otherwise specified, the English translation was made by the author.|