Chapter 1 – Part 4 – All Started in Rio – Italian Edition

Tutto Incomincio’ a Rio Parte 4 Scritto da © Carlo Gabbi – PARTE 4 I miei due anni di lavoro in Brasile erano giunti alla fine. Presto sarei ritornato in Australia ed avrei rivisto mia moglie Clare. Clare è sempre stata una donna alquanto bella, ma devo ammettere che non mi e` particolarmente mancata. LeiContinue reading “Chapter 1 – Part 4 – All Started in Rio – Italian Edition”

Chapter 1 Part 4 – All Started in Rio – English Version

Part 4       It was on those days that I made a promise to myself to return soon to live in the land of sambas and magnificent lovers. When I’ll come back, I’ll spend time visiting the inland provinces and I want to reach the Amazon Forest. While there, I would like to fossick forContinue reading “Chapter 1 Part 4 – All Started in Rio – English Version”

Cap 1 – Part 3 – All Started in Rio – Versione Italiana

Incominciò a Rio Capitolo 1 Parte 3 Scritto da © Carlo Gabbi – PARTE 3   Mia cara Joaninha, mai e poi mai dimenticherò Rio. Anche oggi, a distanza di molti anni, quella visione è vivida nella mia memoria. Mai potrò dimenticare i giorni felici che passammo assieme. Ricordo ancora con desiderio, i nostri fineContinue reading “Cap 1 – Part 3 – All Started in Rio – Versione Italiana”

Chapter 1 – Part 3 – All Started in Rio- English Version

Part 3      On long weekends we made excursions to the Green Coast, where Juanita had the free use of a beachfront cottage from a friend. It was in a secluded harbour with such calm, deep green-blue waters. At night we used to sit on the jetty, holding hands and letting some of our dreamsContinue reading “Chapter 1 – Part 3 – All Started in Rio- English Version”

Chapter 1 – All Started in Rio Part 2 – Italian Version

 Capitolo I Parte 2 Tutto incominciò a Rio Scritto da © Carlo Gabbi – PARTE 2 Joaninha aveva una figlia, Dolores. Fu durante quei giorni che la incontrai per la prima volta. Era una graziosa ragazza di otto anni ed era piacevole sentirla parlare in quel modo un po’ troppo maturo per la sua età.Continue reading “Chapter 1 – All Started in Rio Part 2 – Italian Version”

Chapter 1 – All Started in Rio – Part 2

Part 2        After this conversation with Juanita I was able to better understand Brazilian women and their personality. Over the centuries they had learned the magical old Voodoos secrets, which taught them the way to make spells to attract and keep their man. They know how weak men are and how easily they fallContinue reading “Chapter 1 – All Started in Rio – Part 2”

An Amazing Story – Italian Version

Una Storia Incredibile – Prologo Scritto da © Carlo Gabbi –  PROLOGO   Recentemente nella posta ho ricevuto due grossi quaderni manoscritti. Erano stati scritti da una mano femminile usando lettere minute e gentili. La stessa mano aveva pure scritto sul frontespizio questa introduzione; ‘Caro Uncle Bill, sono stati tra noi lunghi anni di silenzio,Continue reading “An Amazing Story – Italian Version”

An Amazing Story

                                                     An Amazing Story                                                                       By                                                                                                     Carlo Gabbi                                                       Prologue       Recently two thick scrapbooks were delivered to me. They were written in a clear and minute woman’s hand. In the front was an introductory page, by the same hand, with these few lines. Dear Uncle Bill, I haven’t forgotten you after theseContinue reading “An Amazing Story”

Secrets Behind the Past – Conclusion

Part 4       Mama Maria arranged for us to meet Mr. Rodriguez in a local restaurant the next afternoon, outside of the normal trading time. I was apprehensive about meeting him thinking of a possibility that he was connected with my mother’s disappearance.     His European look was unmistakable. Tall and elegant, he was wearingContinue reading “Secrets Behind the Past – Conclusion”

Secrets behind the Past – Part 3

PART 3         Next evening Danny took me to a cabaret, where he hoped to get some information about my mother‘s last days in town before her return to Australia.          Mama Maria was the owner of the joint, which was popular in the business circles, patronize by the wealthiest in town.           Mama MariaContinue reading “Secrets behind the Past – Part 3”