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The Little Wagons

Crozier Green

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Tommaso di Bova could make the brutality of life in 19th century Sicily work for him, if only he wasn’t on the receiving end. One route promised escape from the universal penury for those that had the fortitude to take it, and Tommaso wasn’t alone inMoreTommaso di Bova could make the brutality of life in 19th century Sicily work for him, if only he wasn’t on the receiving end. One route promised escape from the universal penury for those that had the fortitude to take it, and Tommaso wasn’t alone in seeking to flee the crushing poverty. The way out was paved with unmitigated violence, corruption and a perverse loyalty to those who shared such obscene values. Few had the opportunity to set foot on that road and those who made it past the first crossroads must forfeit what little humanity they had left.Tommaso’s journey began at the age of six, in the sulphur mines of Girgenti. Children could carry sulphur blocks through tunnels where neither man nor mule would venture, and children were easier to replace – they were the Little Wagons. After ten years as a slave to the mines, he was accepted into the ranks of the Fratellanza, the Brotherhood, the dynasty of evil that not only controlled sulphur mining, but also a pervasive black economy based on cruelty and extortion. The promise of wealth and status beyond his dreams blinded Tommaso to the suffering inflicted by aggression and violence, but he wasn’t alone in pursuing avarice and power. His nemesis, Lorenzo Fratelli, parried every cut and thrust of Tommaso’s rise to dominance until their murderous duel became a titanic clash between two all-powerful cadres.