National Geographic : 1938 Jan
© National Geographic Society Agfacolor Photograph by Hans Hildenbrand HOT KITCHENS ARE DESERTED ON WASHDAY WHEN PONDS ARE COOL IN PEACEFUL BAKONY FOREST Standing barefoot in the water before a backdrop of rushes still used to thatch their simple cottages, farm women near Veszprem gossip while pound ing their clothes with sticks on sturdy, homemade tables. The little girl may hear stories of raiding highwaymen who once rode forth from these woods. She shivers at the tale of Sobri Joska, most dangerous of all. Gendarmes had been capturing his men andsending them tothe gallows. Meeting four of these policemen one day, Joska killed every one of them and took their horses.