"They were so hungry, they even ate sparrows . . . poor sparrows," remembered Marash Girl's father. "The people would prop a large cup under a stick, attached a string to the stick, put food under the cup, and wait at a distance. When a sparrow entered to eat the crumbs, they would pull the string and the cup would fall over the sparrow. Peter related tales of life, tales of hunger, tales of death and deportation in Marash during the "aksoroutioun" . . . He never forgot.