Nasaccio Mafiosa Cornetto - to give him his real name
- was born in the little walled Italian town of Semolina di Budino.
"Rigoletto!" exclaimed his mother as the midwife pressed him into her
arms, "but he is - a beautiful! Look Juan!" (His father was the famous
Italian lawyer `Just` Juan Cornetto.) "Look! He has the handsome black
feathers of a crow and the mouth of a jackdaw!"
"O.K!" siad Papa. "If you say so!" And taking the infant, he hurled
him into the garden.
"Osso bucco!" screamed Mrs. C. "I said the `freathers of a crow
and the mouth of a jackdaw` - not `throw him out of the
back door!` "
Meanwhile, as the infant Stiletto was lying howling amoung the spaghetti
bushes, a pair of wolves called Ron Millar
and Remould passed by and lobbed the cheeping infant back into the house
by way of the letter box.
It was then that Stiletto decided to devote his days to the devious
double dealing and dispgrace of a desperado.
Soon after these events, he was spotted by one of Greenback`s scouts
as he tole babies` rattles in the Piazza di San Marco and recruited
into his organisation.
Greenback realised, as soon as Nasaccio signed on the bent dotted line,
that he had a right-hand man worthy of his evil.
He was, as the Baron said, "One of the sharpest little heels the world
has ever seen - we shall call him Stiletto!"
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