(Old Radio Show)
In this episode The Weird Circle present a dramatization of Honore de Balzac's story of doomed love "The Vendetta".
central character is a young lady named Ginevra Piombo who falls in
love with a soldier who is hiding in her art teacher's attic, but the
cards are stacked against the lovers from the start because the soldier
is wanted by the French authorities. To make matters worse a terrible
girl called Amelia is also a student in Monsieur Sevin's art class, and
when she becomes aware of what is going on Amelia goes running to
Ginevra's father and informs him that his daughter plans to marry the
soldier and that the soldier's name is Luigi Porta.
There is a
vendetta between the Porta family and the Piombos and under the terms
of the vendetta as long as a Piombo lives all Portas must die. And if
Ginevra marries her love she will become a Porta.
Generva are well aware of the terms of the vendetta, but they go ahead
and marry anyway. After the wedding Ginerva returns home and finds her
father waiting for her and, even though there is no cake to cut with
it, his old Corsican knife lies on the table beside the tea service.
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