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The morning's sun streams in upon the lovers as they kneel at the close of mass before the priest in San Stefano; all the boyhood of Capri is waiting outside to pelt the bridal train with "confetti" as it hurries amidst blushes and laughter across the Piazza; a dinner of macaroni and the island wine ends in a universal "tarantella," there is a final walk round the village at the close of the dance, and the coral-fisher reaps the prize of his toil as he leads his bride to her home.
"I guessed well," he remarked, smilingly, "that the Signor Conte's hands were not those of a coral-fisher.
"They are too strong!" cried the coral-fisher; "Ronsard, believe me!
"It was the King!" said the coral-fisher again, trying to express himself more collectedly -- "I saw his face lit up by the after-glow of the sky -- white -- white as the foam on the wave!
"Ashore down yonder;" answered the coral-fisher; "But you -- what are you going to do?