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It’s All Greek to Me! by John Mole

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Hector, scourge of the Greeks

One of the compensations for missing my family was not missing Hector, our dog, who had arrived about 18 months before we bought the house. One day I had woken up at dawn, hadn’t been able to get back to sleep and had gone for a walk on Mount Parnis. It was a grey, drizzly morning and I should have stayed in bed. It had the same raw feeling of getting up in the dark to go away on holiday or slipping out of the house before your girlfriend’s parents catch you, but without the excitement.

After an hour I reached a ridge and took a breather. Everything looked glum, from the grungy green holm oaks to the grizzling grey sky and the whine-dark Aegean. There was no sign of life, not even a flock of sheep with its ferocious, ...

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