This describes Leigh Fermor’s first incursion into the Mani, after having been warned by the rest of Greece that going there would put his life in danger.  No such thing, he had a wonderful time and was charmingly cared for.

‘Such is the force of suggestion that the first shepherd seemed to resemble, in the jeep’s headlamps, a light-skinned Yemenite.’

Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese, introduction by Michael Gorra, New York: New York Review of Books, 2006 (1958), p. 15

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