Federigo's Falcon

Updated: 5/13/2020
Federigo's Falcon

Storyboard Text

  • “My son, take comfort and think only of getting well, for I promise you that the first thing I shall do tomorrow morning is to go for the falcon and bring it back to you.”
  • “Mother, if you can arrange for me to have Federigo’s falcon, I think I would be well very soon.”
  • “Federigo, if you recall your past life and my goodness, which you perhaps mistook for harshness and cruelty, I do not doubt that you will be amazed by my boldness when you hear what my main reason for coming here is. However, if you had children, through whom you might have experienced the power of parental love...
  • So, earlier today, while you were waiting, I killed my beloved falcon and had it roasted. That is the meal that I served to you just now. But now that I know that you wanted the falcon for your son, I am heartbroken.”
  • ...This gift is your falcon, which my son loves so dearly. If I don’t take it back to him, I am afraid that his sickness will get worse and I might lose him.That’s why I beg you, not because you love me, but because you are a noble and honorable man, to please give it to me...