Believing in a button

  • 1999-03-04
  • Katya Cengel
From the rooftops of Latvia, Katya Cengel reports on chimneys and a member of the Latvian dynasty who sweeps them.Like a character out of a fairy tale, he suddenly appeared, a little man guiding a ramshackle bike, a ladder slung over his shoulder, a top hat on his head.A young woman dashed out of her office, brushed her hand against one of his golden jacket buttons, and ran back inside."Lets go to the yard before they start grabbing," said Varis Vilcans, and before anyone could answer, he had tied up his bike and darted halfway up six flights of stairs.Sixty-year-old Vilcans has been receiv...
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