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valley. "Why," she exclaimed, "the whole earth lies beneath your feet when you stand in this house!" Halil climbed up to join his wife. When he looked out to survey his property below, I handed him a pair of field glasses. He placed them hesitantly to his eyes, then jumped backwards. "Look at Uchi sar," he said. "It came right to here! Somebody's house came right to my feet!" Kezban, curious, reached for the glasses. Oh, her husband had deceived her. Uchisar was very far away! Kezban was looking through the wrong end of the binoculars. Outhouse Has to Be Wired Down Wood is extremely scarce in Cappadocia, but I managed to buy enough lumber to build a privy about 100 yards from the cave. Not an hour after I had finished it, Arlene came running up the path shouting, "Quick, Jonathan! Someone has stolen the outhouse!" It was too late. Two small boys were disappearing over the hill, triumphantly carrying my handiwork with them. EKTACHROME(LEFT) AND KODACHROME BYJONATHANS. BLAIR© N.G .S. Fashion the universal language With sighs of admiration, villagers of Soganli inspect Arlene Blair's handmade Italian sweater. The woman at left wears a printed headscarf called a yazma. At the home of Mehmet Aslan in Avcilar (left), Meliha Aslan, foreground, and her sister Meryem weave a carpet. Mrs. Blair, a textile designer in Buffalo, New York, sketches a rug pattern, one of several she created for the Asians. Fleeces, sheared from their flocks and dyed in steaming pots, provide yarn for these home weavers. A six-foot-long carpet the width of their loom may take several months to finish and sells for $30 to $40. All the women, including the author's wife, wear baggy trousers called salvar.