National Geographic : 1953 Mar
Castle Ruins Crown the Acropolis on Leros Driving past this spot, the authors met a house wife shepherding two chil dren (shown) and six live turkeys. "Tired of fish," the Shors report, "we offered 100,000 drachmas for one of the birds. That sum, the equivalent of $6.60, repre sented a week's wages on Leros, but the woman re fused it, explaining that turkey was her husband's favorite dish, and she feared his wrath if she sold a single one. "Later, while touring the village, we found ourselves pursued by a white-coated barber excitedly waving a shaving brush in one hand, a razor in the other. He turned out to be the hus band; word of our offer had reached him. Leading us to his shop, where he had left an irate customer half-shaved, the barber ac cepted our 100,000 drach mas and promised us a ten der turkey. "Cooked the next day aboard our boat, the bird proved tougher than the proverbial crow eaten the day after election." Huge letters on the dis tant castle spoke "Wel come!" to the King and Queen of Greece when they visited Leros.