Saturday 26 August 2006


ANSWER: Pots of money!

In a community where there is only one postal delivery a week and where the nearest shops (apart from Emporios’ lone Mini-Market) are twenty miles away, the door-to-door salesmen are vital part of island life: from the daily visits of the fruit and vegetable seller to the occasional arrival of lorries that bustle into the village - heralded by a strident blare of tannoy announcements - in order to offer their various wares: clothes, shoes, tools, furniture, bric-a-brac and household goods --- even, once in a while (though there were no buyers in Emporios yesterday), Greek urns!

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