What did Giovanni Bosco read to his friends and neighbors at the Becchi when he was 11 years old?

In 1826, as we can read in the Memoirs of the Oratory of St. Francis de Sales, Giovanni Bosco used to bring together children and farmers from the Becchi. 

He would read some passages to them, including “Bertoldo e Bertoldino”, a humor book that collects three folk tales.
The book was probably given to him by Fr Giuseppe Lacqua, his first teacher.

Source: Boletín Salesiano 


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