Foreign News: Dreams in Issari

Dreams in Issari were made of flour. Small Greek boys dreamed of bread loaves piled high on the bare kitchen table. News had come from Peiraeus that a cargo from the U.S. had arrived on a Swedish ship. During the day the people who slumped exhausted in the square whispered of the day the food might reach Issari. There was speculation and argument: This or that might delay the food; what if this or that road were used? perhaps it would not come at all.

For three weeks all-important theories about the flour were discussed and examined from every angle. Then the...

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