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Bobino

My father, who is a rich merchant, sent me off to learn from a great master who could teach me foreign languages. I spent quite a few years with him, and now I’ve returned home. My father is not proud of me. He’s furious because I’ve learned the...

Princess Cannetella

I refused the best-looking men in the kingdom. It was the little things that offended me. One let food fall from his mouth. Another couldn’t get his coat on right. To stop my father from trying to make me a match, I told him that I never meant to marry unless he...

Masella the Disgusted Mother

I have six pretty daughters, all upright as fir trees, and one son who is a complete idiot. Not a day goes by when I don’t have to say, “Antonio, what are you doing, you useless creature?” He’s the stupidest kid you can imagine. Yesterday, I...

Aged Maiden Toupette

I am locked in a tower. My guardian, the genius Kristopo, has put me here because I have refused to marry him. I will never consent. I only love Cornichon. The fairies raised us together, and we are intended for one another. However, terrible things have happened. The...

Guilty Father

I gave in to my wife’s demands. I could give you all sorts of excuses. I could say there was no point arguing with her. I could say that she forced me. Or that I was prepared to do anything to have peace in the house. But nothing will excuse me for doing what I...