The Two Gentlemen of Verona


as we drove through the foothills of the
Alps two small boys stopped us on the outskirts of Verona. “Strawberry
strawberry get them that last price” “Please buy our strawberries, sir” “hey
Luigi, let us get those strawberries” “don’t buy you will get fruit much better
in Verona besides these boys” he shrugged his
shoulders to convey his disapproval of their shabby appearance one boy had on a
worn two Jersey and cutoff khaki pants the other a shortened army tunic three
gathered in Luke’s folds about his skinny frame yet gazing at the two
little figures with their brown skins tangled hair and dark earnest eyes we
felt ourselves strangely attracted – the boys discovered that they were
brothers Nikola the elder was 13 Jacopo who barely came up to the door
handle of the car was nearly 12 next morning coming out of our hotel we
saw our friends bent over shoeshine boxes beside the fountain in the public
square doing a brisk business we watched for a few moments then as trade
slackened we went over they greeted us with friendly faces hello sir
I thought you picked fruit for a living we do many things sir often we show
visitors through the town – Juliet’s Tomb for and other places of interest all
right you take us along they were childish enough Jacopo was
lively as a squirrel dot Nikolas smile was steady and engaging yet in both
boyish faces there was a seriousness which was far beyond their years they
proved extremely useful to us if we wanted a pack of American cigarettes or
seats for the Opera or the name of a good restaurant Nicola and Jacopo could
be relied upon one night we came upon them in the windy
and deserted square resting on the stone pavement beneath the lights Nicola sat
upright tired a bundle of unsold newspapers lay at his feet Jacopo his
head resting upon his brother’s shoulder was asleep it was nearly midnight why
are you out so late Nicola waiting for the last bus from
Padua we shall sell all our papers when it
comes in must you work so hard you both look rather tired we are not complaining
sir but next morning when I went over to the fountain to have my shoes shined
I said Nicola the way you and Yakko Poe work you must turn quite a bit you spend
nothing on clothes you eat little enough when I see you have a meal it’s usually
black bread and figure tell me what do you do with your money
you must be saving up to emigrate to America
we should greatly like to go to the state but here at present we have other
plans what plans?” “just plans, sir” ” well, we are
leaving on Monday. Is there anything I can do for you before we go?” “Sir,
every Sunday we make a visit to the country to Poletta thirty kilometers
from here usually we hire bicycles but tomorrow
since you are so kind you might send us in your car” “I had already told Luigi he
might have the Sunday off however I’ll Drive you out myself.” ” we cannot think of
troubling you sir” “it won’t be any trouble”
“very well” I imagined that our destinations would
be some humble dwellings but directed by Jacopo we drew up at a large red roofed
villa surrounded by a high stone wall before I could recover breath my two
passengers had leaped from the car we shall not be long sir perhaps only an
hour maybe you’d like to go to the cafe in the village for a drink yeah you can
go I found a grilled side entrance and
determinedly rang the bell a pleasant looking woman with
steel-rimmed spectacles appeared I blinked as I saw that she was dressed in
the white uniform of a trained nurse I just brought two small boys here.
“Oh! Yes Nicola and Jacopo! I will take you up Won’t you go in?
no I will see from here I can not bear to intrude upon this happy family party.
the two boys were seated at the bedside of a girl of about 20 who propped up on
billows wearing a pretty lace jacket was listening to their chatter her eyes soft
and tender one could see at a glance her resemblance to her brothers please tell
me what you know of these boys they were quite alone in the world except for the
sister their their father a widower a well-known singer had been killed in the
early part of the war shortly afterward the bomb had destroyed their home and
throw my three children into the streets they had suffered horribly from near
starvation and exposure to the cold winter for months they had barely kept
themselves our living a sort of shelter they built with their own hands amidst
the rubble den for three years the Germans ruled the city the boys grew to
hate the Germans when the war was over and we had peace at last they came back
to their beloved sister and they found her suffering from tuberculosis of the
spine they brought her here for fraidy just to take her into the hospital in
the club months she has been our patient she has made good progress there is
every hope that one day she will walk and sing again of course everything is
so difficult now food for scarce but every week since brothers have made
their payment whatever it is I know they do it well yes they couldn’t do it
better I waited outside until the boys rejoin me then drove them back to the
city they sat beside me not speaking for my part I did not say a word I knew they
would prefer to feel that they had safely kept their secret yet their
devotion had touched me deeply their selfless action brought a new nobility
to human life gave promise of a greater hope for human society

100 Replies to “The Two Gentlemen of Verona

  1. The video was nice and it's good for the revision of the chapter. Is it me or does the narrator looks like ling yao of the Fullmetal alchemist brotherhood and not to mention he looks like a happy-go-lucky idiot. I laughed so hard πŸ˜‚ anyway good video

  2. Awesome video……..
    I just loved it…………
    Whomsoever has created– very well yarr…. Amazin work done….

  3. Nicely animated loved it very helpful for the revision of this chapter thank q very much credit goes to the animator

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  5. Hello!!😊 Head off to #Inverse education team!❀ You have done really amazing work.. Plz plz make more videos for class 10 so that we can learn more!
    I have subscribed the channel by watching the first video itself!
    Thanks a lot for sharing! 😊

  6. just one little mistake at 2:32 (the dialogue should be delivered by the Narrator ) , otherwise it was a great and amazing video . One can understand the CHAPTER 1 OF CLASS 10 ENGLISH of CBSE very easily .

  7. Im studying 10th . teaching this lesson i were absent in class . i dont know the summary . this video explains this story very clearly

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