1904 – Cornhill Magazine, Page 206,
The life of a Bulgarian peasant is at best devoid of all that we should call comfort, and when i speak here of the Bulgarian i refer of course to the Bulgarian of Macedonian and not to his more fortunate brother in free and prosprous Bulgaria.
Looking southward across the lake of Kastoria, my Greek companion told me that four days ride over level country would bring one to the frontier of Greece. “There are one or two Turkish towns”, he said, “but all the villages you would pass are Greek. The people there do not even understand Bulgarian,” he added triumphantly. “When we Greeks rise for our liberty here,” a dignitary of the Greek church said to me, “we shall count on England to help us.
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