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Pelle D'Asino - III         - 31

Venne
There came
   offerta
offered
   al
to the
   Principe
Prince
   una
a
   merenda
picknick
   campestre
rustic
,   che
that
   egli
he
   accettò
accepted
:    e
and
   dopo
after
   si messe
he began
   a
to
   girare
to turn (walk)
   per
around
   i
the
   cortili
courtyards
   e
and
   per
by
   tutti
all
   i
the
   ripostigli
storerooms
.

E
And
   nel
in the (while)
   girandolare
walking around
   di qua
here
   e
and
   di là
there
,   entrò
(he) entered
   in
in
   un
a
   andito
hallway
   scuro
dark
,   in
in
   fondo
back
   al quale
at the which
(of which)
   vide
(he) saw
   una
a
   porta
door
   chiusa
closed
.

La
The
   curiosità
curiosity
   gli
him
   fece
made
   metter
to put
   l'
the
   occhio
eye
   al
to the
   buco
hole
   della
of the
   serratura
lock
.

Ma
But
   immaginatevi
you imagine yourself
   come
how
   restò
(he) remained
,   quando
when
   vide
(he) saw
   la
the
   Principessa
Princess
   così
so
   bella
beautiful
   e
and
   così
so
   riccamente
richly
   vestita
dressed
!   Al
At
   suo
her
   aspetto
aspect
   nobile
noble
   e
and
   modesto
modest
,   la
her
   prese
(he) took
   per
for
   una
a
   Dea
Goddess
.

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