Defending the 12th century since the 14th; blogging since the 21st.

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Who was Cacciaguida? See Dante's PARADISO, Cantos XV, XVI, & XVII.

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Thursday, September 21, 2006
Conversation chez Cacciaguida: the quiet man

ELINOR'S CELL PHONE: *rings, on other side of room*

NUMBER ONE SON: Here, I'll get it. -- It's Jonathan Lee. -- Hello? Hello? -- Here, maybe he'll talk to you.

ELINOR (into phone): Hello?

CACCIAGUIDA: Only Jonathan Lee would call up in order not to say anything.

ELINOR: Hello?

NUMBER ONE SON: It's probably in his pocket and got dialled accidentally.

ELINOR: I know, that's why I'm yelling. HELLO??

NUMBER ONE SON: Throw it at the ceiling....