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Heri Heri was the only oriental living in Sicilia. His mother, a concubine to Mussolini, A gift from Emperor Hirohito. She had disappeared after the war, Rumored to be buried beneath A statue of Hitler, now destroyed. Heri had been stolen away by nuns of S. Calegero, Brought to Sicilia in a bamboo raft. He grew up in the monastery, Spoke Sicilian, cooked marvelous Marsalian dishes. At twenty-one he was turned out, Became a cook at Antonio's Ristorante in Marsala. Twenty seven years later he was sentenced to the firing squad. He had killed an American poet-laureate tourist With a chopping knife. The poet had been making jokes about Mussolini On the anniversary of his death.