Katerina Tsilka (1901)

Very soon a man emerged from a pile of branches and came
near us. He looked nervous and confused and hesitated in his
speech. ‘Please,’ I said, ‘Tell us, are you Christian bandits of
Turks?’ ‘Oh,’ he said ‘We are a mixture of faiths and
nationalities. Among us are Bulgarians and Albanians, Serbs and
Macedonians. We even have a Jew with us. But we are no
bandits. You shall know very soon why you were captured.’