Tuesday, September 7, 2004


"Both Christians and Muslims in mainland Greece had a morbid fear of

rabbits, for example. On one occasion, according to the account of Edward

Blaqueiere, an English observer during the Greek War of Liberation, some

Greeks and Ottomans who were engaged in a firefight paused when a rabbit

happened to pass between them--and all turned their fire on the unfortunate


Andre Gerolymatos - The Balkan Wars (2002), p. 111