Forgot your password?

We just sent you an email, containing instructions for how to reset your password.

Sign in

  • Year 1920, in the countryside of northern Italy. It’s time for Teresa to marry. The brothers find her a husband, Bartolomeo. She, secretly, loves another man. He is the True Love. But he is a man with no job, very poor family. Marriage with Bartolomeo is decided but the True Love comes into an inheritance. In Argentina. He asks the brothers to wait for his return. Teresa's brothers decide that it's worth the wait. They see themselves as modern people, evolved peasants: the opinion of the sister must be taken into account, even if it is the opinion of a woman. True Love leaves for Argentina. He does not send news for many months. The marriage of Theresa and Bartholomew is celebrated. The same day a letter arrive from True Love. "I hope you waited for my return. I'll be back soon with lots of money." Teresa asks the brothers to go to the harbor to wait for the ship, to Stop True love, to tell him what has happened. But the ship does not drop anyone. The happy boy who was returning from Argentina with a lot of money to marry the girl he love is nowhere. In the list of passengers is his name. Among the passengers there is who remembers the boy. One night he disappeared. He, his treasure, his love for Teresa.
    Teresa and Bartholomew were married for sixty six years.
    • Share

    Connected stories:

About

Collections let you gather your favorite stories into shareable groups.

To collect stories, please become a Citizen.

    Copy and paste this embed code into your web page:

    px wide
    px tall
    Send this story to a friend:
    Would you like to send another?

      To retell stories, please .

        Sprouting stories lets you respond with a story of your own — like telling stories ’round a campfire.

        To sprout stories, please .

            Better browser, please.

            To view Cowbird, please use the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer.