By Pierdomenico Baccalario
Every hundred years, 4 childrens from 4 towns needs to keep the world.
Rome, December 29.
A mix-up with their reservations forces Harvey from manhattan, Mistral from Paris, and Sheng from Shanghai to percentage a room with the resort owner’s daughter, Elettra. The 4 little ones observe an grand coincidence—they all have birthdays on February 29, jump Day. That evening, a wierd guy provides them a briefcase and asks them to keep up it till he returns. quickly later on, the fellow is murdered.
The little ones open the briefcase. In it they discover a sequence of clues that take all of them over Rome, via dusty libraries and darkish catacombs, looking for the elusive Ring of fireplace, an historic item so strong that legend says even a Roman emperor couldn’t keep an eye on it.
In the 1st booklet of the Century quartet, Italian writer P. D. Baccalario starts a secret that might take 4 towns and 4 striking young ones to solve.
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Don’t idiot with me! ” The mum or dad swallows tough after which shall we a faint smile flash throughout his face. “What’s so humorous? ” “Nothing. i used to be simply pondering. You flew twenty-nine thousand kilometers to return right here to get whatever I don’t have. And neither one among us understands what it really is. Don’t you discover that … comical? ” “No. the place is the hoop of fireplace? ” “Good query. yet answering that may be like answering those: Is there order within the universe? Is there lifestyles after loss of life? ” “Don’t play video games with me. no longer now. no longer this night. ” “Then I won’t. inform them they won’t locate the hoop of fireplace. simply because this night it’s all begun,” the father or mother replies in a significant voice. “Where is it? ” “I don’t recognize. ” Jacob Mahler grabs him via the shoulders. His grip is powerful and company. The violin bow slides a unmarried time around the man’s throat, slightly below his Adam’s apple. He bargains no resistance. He feels no soreness. He slides to the floor, tired. gentle. the very last thing he sees is a couple of women’s boots. They’re eco-friendly. the very last thing he hears is the voice of the violinist, who orders, “Take his photo. And ship it to the newspapers this night. It’s acquired to be at the entrance web page. ” this night. White. There’s snow all over the place. Everything’s white. and then every thing is going darkish. FIRST STASIMON “Hello? ” “Who is it? ” “It’s me. i wished information. …” “The children met one another. ” “All 4 of them? ” “Yes. ” “And then? ” “Then they went out jointly. ” “What time is it? ” “It’s night. And it’s snowing. ” “Is every thing going … because it should still? ” “I imagine so. Alfred must’ve run into them by way of now. ” “What are they prefer? ” “Curious adequate. And, in case you’re , Harvey’s much such as you. ” “Let’s desire now not. ” “Harvey will deal with. The others will, too. ” “You’re positive. ” “I must be. as soon as they’ve opened the briefcase, I won’t manage to support them anymore. ” “And in the event that they get it wrong—” “They won’t go wrong. There won’t be to any extent further blunders. ” eight THE PAPER “SO HE’S useless? ” SHENG WHISPERS TO HARVEY. the yankee boy takes a sip of his cappuccino with a dark glance on his face. “What do you think that? ” “I don’t know,” replies Sheng, biting into his cream pastry. He silently waits for the others to teach up. It’s the morning of December 30, within the eating room of the Domus Quintilia. Aunt Linda has made a beautiful collection of pastries, together with a chocolate and vanilla marble cake, an apple pie, orange truffles and a hoop cake. She circles cheerfully round the tables, buzzing as she deals her site visitors boiling sizzling espresso as black as oil. “Did you sleep good, children? ” she chirps fortunately, distractedly picking out a hair off of Harvey’s blouse. “Very good, thanks. ” The adults on the inn are comfortable and calm. None of them appear to have any concept what occurred final evening. Elettra’s father is tranquilly examining today’s version of l. a. Gazzetta dello recreation. Sheng’s father is rubbing his eyes groggily. Harvey’s mom and dad, nonetheless, are taking a look over a brochure directory the present indicates, after having uselessly attempted to persuade their son to compliment them to go to the Capitoline Museums.