This is a brief story but within its pages the author has captured the essence of Venice and the Bubonic Plague. It is told through the eyes of a ten year old boy. The author has done a great deal of research about the plague and I can tell from her biography and her writing she knows the city of Venice well.
During this time the plague was carried by black rats. The boy refers to his pet as a mouse and I suspect that it is indeed how he views the animal he cares for. Short stories are an ideal way to while away brief moments of time and if they make you think a little so much the better. This example is a little gem and well worth the read.
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