"Cosimo, this is the third morning in a row you have met me in the market. We have got to stop meeting like this. People are beginning to talk." She had lingered at the Rialto end of the bridge nearest the vegetable market hoping he would turn up.

"Well, Claudia, we could always finish what we planned to do twenty years ago and elope."

"Cosimo," Claudia scolded him sharply, "for once could you please stop . . .

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