SICILY Other than one or two of the more successful bandits such as A1 Capone, who, for some years, fruitfully plied his art in America, no person unfortunate enough to have been inborn Sicily ever accumulated sufficient wealth to escape and for this reason, the Island remained inhabited. The arrival of British and American Troops brought hope, for even they had heard that London’s streets were paved with gold and that New Yorkers papered their walls with dollar bills. Seizing the opportunity with both hands, most of them soon had sufficient money to buy their own liners and it was expected that the last man to leave would dig a hole in the centre of the Island to let theMed. inflow and sink it. The fact that Sicily is still on the map can only be accounted for by one of the following reasons The:—(a) last man was in too much of a hurry to getaway. (b) The inhabitants left—saw the mess in the world outside—decided their Island wasn’t such a bad place after all, and returned.
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