THE BALKANS: Balls & Balls & Balls

Astonished Balkan natives beheld last week the spectacle of a great white yacht from which small white objects flew, each with a sharp ping as it left the deck and a plop as it was lost in the Adriatic. Each ping-plop cost about 15 dinars, the peasants learned, and in the rural Balkans that is enough to buy a needed shirt or a night's drunken carouse (35¢). They had always heard that "the English Milords are all rich" and they could well believe it last week, watching King Edward & Friends drive off...

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