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Le storie di un segnavento

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Sulla cima del tetto della nostra piccola casa si pavoneggia un gallo di latta colorato, un vecchio segnavento, che nostro nonno Alessio portò da uno dei suoi viaggi in mari lontani.

Con la cresta rossa e un becco dorato, ornato come un vecchio ammiraglio, guarda sempre gli orizzonti lontani, aspettando venti, i suoi vecchi conoscenti.

Il nonno, un vecchio marinaio, affermava che la nostra banderuola ha una vera anima da marinaio, perché osserva e comprende ogni vento, come un lupo di mare.

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