Broadcast: 1st April 1945
Added: Aug 10 2013
Toasting with wine takes on a more serious tone in this story as one man remembers his tragic past. Franchesca is of low birth yet Donaldo the governor of the island fell madly in love and showered her with gifts in her favored silver. Ferdinand the silversmith is a master craftsman who's work, it seems, embodies a strange lifelike quality...for this becomes the strange whimsy of beautiful Franchesca.
The bitter recollections of his Excellency, Donaldo Ronaldi become more and more explicit until we learn of the true nature of this awful wine goblet and what fate lay before the unfortunate Franchesca.