I liked this description of an old-fashioned gramophone loud speaker, which I associate with the image of a Jack Russell sitting next to, listening to ‘His Master’s Voice’.¬† However, since petunias come in a rainbow of colours, I am wondering what Leigh Fermor had in mind, I would guess a kind of purple.

‘The battered gramophone was armed with a petunia-coloured horn like a giant convolvulus, its open bell painted with faded nosegays.’

Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese, introduction by Michael Gorra, New York: New York Review of Books, 2006 (1958), p. 141

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