The sergeant at the desk spoke Italian and some English.I still had to tell my story three times before he was satisfied that he had understand what I was telling him.He asked me to wait.
More than one hour passed and then I was shown into an office.The man behind the desk introduced himself as Inspector Riccardi.He motioned me to a chair and apologised for the time that I had been kept waiting.I was relived to hear that he spoke good English.He exlained that it had taken some time to check the details of my story.I waited for him to go on.
‘Nothing!’he said.‘We have found nothing.There are no missing people reports,no bodies,no murders-nothing that would tie in with your story.'
‘So you think that I have mad兰州知名癫痫病医院e it all up?’
‘No’he replied.'I didn't say that.During the last twelve months there have been more than two hundred murders in Palermo;most of them thought to be Mafia killings.Add to that we don't know about.A lot of people just disappear.Maybe some of them end up as part of the concrete foundations of new flats or office blocks.Maybe you have seen something that you weren't supposed to see.'He paused.‘I'm not telling you that the Mafia does not exist,or that Mafia killings are uncommon in Palermo.What I am telling you is that the Mafia is not interested in tourist like you.'( 网：www.sanwen.net )
‘But what about the photographs?'I asked.
‘You were given the photographs b癫痫病的早期症状是什么y mistake.They are of a man called Alberto Lippari.Perhaps he has Mafia connections,but also he is a well-known man in Palermo,and often photographed.Why should these photographs be anything more than,how you say,“ the candid camera shots”for a magazine article?'
Either Inspector Riccardi didn't belive me or,more likely,didn't want to believe me.I left the police station with two ideas in mind.
I could leave the island(20).That raised one question.Would the killer follow me?My other idea might be even more dangerous!Lippari was certainly a Mafia boss.I had some information for which he could be very grateful.Might he be grateful enouth to get me out of my present troubles?(22)
2良性痫病是怎么引起的，I was shown into：我被带进。
3，introduced himself as Inspector：自我介绍是探长。inspector：中等级别的警官。apologise=apologize:道歉。
5，missing people reports：失踪人口。
6，tie in with：与······有联系；与······相符。
7，end up as part of the concrete foundations：最终成为混凝土地基的一部分。
8，something that you weren't supposed to see：你不应该看到的东西。
10，Why should these photographs be anything more than,how you say,“ the candid camera shots”for a magazine article:这些照片，为什么应该是，刚才您怎么说来着，‘为监视而偷拍的'，而不应该是为配合杂志文章而拍摄的呢？more than:除了；the candid camera shots：偷拍的照片。