Mateo Falcone

by Prosper Merimée · Upper-Intermediate

Honour is a way of life in islands like Sicily and Corsica, where people are poor but know what is right. They offer hospitality to the helpless who ask for kindness. But what happens when this unwritten law is broken? In this story, a man famous for his bravery returns home to find one of his own family has shamed him (2,900 words)

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