National Geographic : 1941 Sep
Melons Are Tossed Ashore on the Nut-carpeted Beach of Giresun, Which WasXenophon's Cerasus Like big brown rugs are the patches of Turkish filberts drying in the sun (page 377). Stooping porters carry sacks ofthese delicious hazelnuts back tothe ware house. Beyond them, men toss melons from hand to hand. In winter this is a stormy shore, and steamers from Batumi oristanbul sometimes pass bywithout stop ping. For ten days Xenophon's "Ten Thousand" Greeks stopped at Cerasus, then a Greek colony, on their famous retreat from Mesopotamia.