A Piece of My Mind Section Editor: Roxanne
K. Young, Associate Editor.
It was in the wee hours of the morning on January 6, 1918, that Dottore
Cotrolaò, Nocera Terinese’s town doctor, found himself in the
sitting room of the D’Aquino family, the wealthiest in the neighboring
Calabrian town of San Mango. Seated across from him was Signora D’Aquino.
She wore a long black dress, closed at the neck with a brooch, and held her
head high, as befitted someone of her social status.
Cotrolaò had been summoned in the middle of the night from his
bed in Nocera and brought to San Mango over mountain roads by horse-drawn
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