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The Adventures of Pinocchio
by Carlo Collodi (Lorenzini)
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CONTENTS
Chapter 1: How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child
Chapter 2: Mastro Cherry gives the piece of wood to his friend Geppetto, who takes it to make himself a Marionette that will dance, fence, and turn somersaults
Chapter 3: As soon as he gets home, Geppetto fashions the Marionette and calls it Pinocchio. The first pranks of the Marionette
Chapter 4: The story of Pinocchio and the Talking Cricket, in which one sees that bad children do not like to be corrected by those who know more than they do
Chapter 5: Pinocchio is hungry and looks for an egg to cook himself an omelet; but, to his surprise, the omelet flies out of the window
Chapter 6: Pinocchio falls asleep with his feet on a foot warmer, and awakens the next day with his feet all burned off
Chapter 7: Geppetto returns home and gives his own breakfast to the Marionette
Chapter 8: Geppetto makes Pinocchio a new pair of feet, and sells his coat to buy him an A-B-C book
Chapter 9: Pinocchio sells his A-B-C book to pay his way into the Marionette Theater
Chapter 10: The Marionettes recognize their brother Pinocchio, and greet him with loud cheers; but the Director, Fire Eater, happens along and poor Pinocchio almost loses his life
Chapter 11: Fire Eater sneezes and forgives Pinocchio, who saves his friend, Harlequin, from death
Chapter 12: Fire Eater gives Pinocchio five gold pieces for his father, Geppetto; but the Marionette meets a Fox and a Cat and follows them
Chapter 13: The Inn of the Red Lobster
Chapter 14: Pinocchio, not having listened to the good advice of the Talking Cricket, falls into the hands of the Assassins
Chapter 15: The Assassins chase Pinocchio, catch him, and hang him to the branch of a giant oak tree
Chapter 16: The Lovely Maiden with Azure Hair sends for the poor Marionette, puts him to bed, and calls three Doctors to tell her if Pinocchio is dead or alive
Chapter 17: Pinocchio eats sugar, but refuses to take medicine. When the undertakers come for him, he drinks the medicine and feels better. Afterwards he tells a lie and, in punishment, his nose grows longer and longer
Chapter 18: Pinocchio finds the Fox and the Cat again, and goes with them to sow the gold pieces in the Field of Wonders
Chapter 19: Pinocchio is robbed of his gold pieces and, in punishment, is sentenced to four months in prison
Chapter 20: Freed from prison, Pinocchio sets out to return to the Fairy; but on the way he meets a Serpent and later is caught in a trap
Chapter 21: Pinocchio is caught by a Farmer, who uses him as a watchdog for his chicken coop
Chapter 22: Pinocchio discovers the thieves and, as a reward for faithfulness, he regains his liberty
Chapter 23: Pinocchio weeps upon learning that the Lovely Maiden with Azure Hair is dead. He meets a Pigeon, who carries him to the seashore. He throws himself into the sea to go to the aid of his father
Chapter 24: Pinocchio reaches the Island of the Busy Bees and finds the Fairy once more
Chapter 25: Pinocchio promises the Fairy to be good and to study, as he is growing tired of being a Marionette, and wishes to become a real boy
Chapter 26: Pinocchio goes to the seashore with his friends to see the Terrible Shark
Chapter 27: The great battle between Pinocchio and his playmates. One is wounded. Pinocchio is arrested
Chapter 28: Pinocchio runs the danger of being fried in a pan like a fish
Chapter 29: Pinocchio returns to the Fairy's house and she promises him that, on the morrow, he will cease to be a Marionette and become a boy. A wonderful party of coffee-and-milk to celebrate the great event
Chapter 30: Pinocchio, instead of becoming a boy, runs away to the Land of Toys with his friend, Lamp-Wick
Chapter 31: After five months of play, Pinocchio wakes up one fine morning and finds a great surprise awaiting him
Chapter 32: Pinocchio's ears become like those of a Donkey. In a little while he changes into a real Donkey and begins to bray
Chapter 33: Pinocchio, having become a Donkey, is bought by the owner of a Circus, who wants to teach him to do tricks. The Donkey becomes lame and is sold to a man who wants to use his skin for a drumhead
Chapter 34: Pinocchio is thrown into the sea, eaten by fishes, and becomes a Marionette once more. As he swims to land, he is swallowed by the Terrible Shark
Chapter 35: In the Shark's body Pinocchio finds whom? Read this chapter, my children, and you will know
Chapter 36: Pinocchio finally ceases to be a Marionette and becomes a boy

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