I offered the oarsmen* a silver coin, the value of which I was not really as yet clear about. He shook his head, took from his pocket quite a small coin, showed it to me and assured me that he could not take any higher payment. So honest are the Turks! And every day during my stay here I had more and more proof of this. The Turks are the most good -hearted and honorable people. Hans Christian Andersen, April 25, 1841.
* In Turkish "Kayikçı", who used to carry passangers between the two shores of the Golden Horn or between Galata and Scutari or Calcedon.
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