is also laughing because everyone is laughing and if it’s a
holiday, she always says, everybody needs to be happy.
Then I see Karlo go to the pantry. I know he’ll come back
with the accordion. He’s already here, sitting, pulling the
says. And then Karlo plays and Albert
dances with Mama and
dances with Ida and then I
want to stand on tiptoe, look at the yard and sing. My ears
are ringing, I’m standing on tiptoe, singing.
Ciao, ciao, bambinaaaaaa!
Un bacio ancooor …
Then Karlo is no longer playing the accordion. I see Mama
quickly go to the pantry. I know she’ll give me the drops. I
pick up the plate that Josipina was given as a present and
throw it at the door. Oooh, everyone says and Mama comes
back from the pantry and gives me the drops.
I see Albert and Ida looking at me. Everyone is looking at
me, then they smile and Mama picks up the bits of the plate
with the capital of Australia on it. I’ll glue it together, says
Josipina and smiles. Then Srečko picks up the barrel organ
and turns the handle so that the song
La la, la la la la, la la, la la la la …