old short stories
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- 1. TELL ME HOW IT WAS IN YOUR TIME, GRANDFATHER
2. Giuf, is a character of the Italianfolklore. The anecdotes about his lifehave been retold and memorizedthrough centuries of oral tradition.Heis usually recognized as the"village fool", but, to tell the truth,his actions and words often provide amoralmessage.So, his peers reactions, rather thanGiufs outrageous behavior, arejudged at theend of each story.These features are visible in the folkcharacters of many Mediterraneancultures. In fact, it seems that thisfunny character comes from storiesof Nasrudin Hedjia, a Turkish folkcharacter. It is believed that duringthe Islamic rule, stories of this manwere absorbed into the Sicilian oraltradition, transformed to exemplifycultural norms and eventuallytransmitted throughout southernItaly. 3. Our pupils have realized some pictures torepresenttwo short stories:Giufand the hen;Giuftakes away the door.