Whereupon the boy stepped directly in front of Mr. Rogers and said; "buona sera, Rogers avete tabacco meliore di questo?"
As she went by she nodded to them, and bade them "buona sera."
Salvatore took his hat and cane, and saying very politely, "buona sera," he left the shop.
And the whole woodland took up his phrase in chorus, "buona sera, Signora Alieni!"
"buona sera, Mio Signore," she answered, inclining her head slightly.
This was said bitterly, and in English; when uttered, the supposed Italian was wished a "buona sera" and the gig proceeded.