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The story begins in Smyrna, Asia Minor, in 1915. Katinaki and Maritsa, twin little girls, and their Nene, driven by their grandfather’s old coachman, Kyr-Panayotis, are taking the air on the Smyrna Quai. The promenade is flooded with a harmonious mixture of colours and odours, sounds and words from many different languages, people from a variety of nations, Greeks, Turks, Italians, Armenians, Jews. There is nothing out of the ordinary in this Sunday promenade, but the little girls will remember every little detail for a long time afterwards.