Saturday, August 10, 2019
'You know I don't like to meddle in things,' Conte Falier told Brunetti. 'But since, in this case, he's so close to me, I feel I don't have a choice, not really.' Brunetti, seated opposite his father-in-law in one of the over-ripe armchairs that filled Palazzo Falier, had been listening to the older man for some time, aware of how difficult il Conte was finding it to begin telling the story he obviously wanted Brunetti to hear.
-Donna Leon, Unto Us a Son Is Given: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
(If you haven't started reading Leon's Brunetti stories, well, start now. Much enjoyment awaits you.)