love and so onMr Nilai used to love reading, as much as the late Terenzia considered it a trivial and snobbish pastime. That’s why he was surprised when he found, hidden behind the bookcase, a pamphlet of Greek poems with the name of Terentia written inside in beautiful handwriting. The amazement turned to dismay when, under the name of his late wife, he read the dedication signed by Arsenio Agostoni. The love that today tied Mr Nilai and the family Agostoni’s cat, had once connected – equally intense but not so chaste – the petty Terenzia to the incontinent Agostoni.

Amore e dintorni

Il signor Nilai amava la lettura, tanto quanto la defunta Terenzia la considerava un passatempo futile e pretenzioso. Ecco perché si stupì quando trovò, nascosto dietro la libreria, un opuscolo di poesie greche col nome di Terenzia scritto in bella grafia all’interno. E lo stupore si trasformò in sconcerto quando, sotto il nome della defunta moglie, lesse la dedica firmata da Arsenio Agostoni. L’amore che oggi legava il signor Nilai e il gatto della famiglia Agostoni, un tempo aveva unito – ugualmente intenso ma non altrettanto casto – la gretta Terenzia all’incontinente Agostoni.

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