Geppetto, Pinocchio and the Unborn Son
Once upon a time, in a small Italian Village called Poledena in Tuscany, lived a poor but kind carpenter named Mastro Geppetto.
Though Mastro Geppetto and his wife had been married for fourteen years, they had never had children.
Gepetto's wife, being a hot blooded Spanish girl, blamed him. She ceaselessly nagged him for being a sterile "good for nothing culo rosso figlio di troiabut with malfunctioning equipment."
Gepetto, with a grim smile, took his wife's swearing stoically - for he himself blamed no one else but God.
Every night for fourteen years Gepetto had prayed and prayed for a son (and sometimes even a daughter), but God had chosen not to give him a child.