The Sponge Diver by Panait Istrati
Price: $2.50 USD. 8670 words.
Published by Fario on April 3, 2010. .
"The Sponge Diver" features the young Romanian vagabond Adrien Zograffi, this time in Greece, as he listens to the harrowing tale of a fellow Romanian drifter's season of forced labor aboard a small ship plying the Eastern Mediterranean in search of rich sponge beds.
Panait Istrati (1884-1935) was once among the most popular writers in Europe.