The Blights (Avanti!)

Article published on the Avanti! on February 4th, 1913
The divine providence has assured for blights to always arrive, in a way or another, preannounced: barometers preannounce storms, seismographs preannounce earthquakes, viewers preannounce fires, fliers preannounce conferences, horns preannounce automobiles, bills preannounce ESATTORI, cannons preannounce pacifists, hydrometers preannounce floods, publications preannounce weddings; only the police jump you without you even having the time to recommend your soul to God.