National Geographic : 1932 Jun
g lvautonal tueograpnlc society IaNLUlat l.u1oI ruu11LgiapI uy -ans rIIueiiuranu. REST HOUR IN A HARVEST FIELD OF SOUTHERN HUNGARY The country is essentially an agricultural land and between three and four .millions of its fertile acres are planted inwheat. Other important crops are potatoes, sugar beets, corn, rye, barley and oats. According to tradition, an ancestor ofthe carts from which the horses are eating gave the word "coach" to the English language. The model is said to have originated in the Middle Ages atthe village ofKocs (pronounced coach). A king of Hungary sent one as a gift to a king of England who, being at a loss just how todesignate it,called it"the thing from Kocs," which gradually shortened into the single word coach.