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On the Road Again #42


We rented a big room on the waterfront and Thomas disappeared to track down Manolis Pattakos his father’s acquaintance.
Was this wise? Fraternisation with the enemy carried the risk of death in the war. It seemed distinctly unhealthy to hobnob with a possible collaborator in a town that had suffered so much in the occupation.
Still Manolis had survived and Thomas on returning announced he had arranged dinner at a taverna on the quay that evening.
Manolis stood out from the crowd, a large upright man, neatly dressed in a dark suit, inquisitive blue eyes and a thick Cretan moustache...

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