Irini Savvides


Maria decided that she knew several important things and therefore had no need to go back to school. She could count and do maths well already and the things she knew numbered seven. The first of the things she knew was that she liked sweet things, especially glykon tou spitiou. The glass jars lined up in the armarolla held every fruit imaginable. Cherries, and walnuts, almond, apricots, eggplants, figs, anthos tou gidromilou, all cooked in sugar and dripping in syrup. Her favourite was made from the rinds of the juiciest oranges in the world. They were served only when they had guests.



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