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And we reached the Kosteni Stones. And there the leader of the Yurouks, the Bey
Ismail, was holding in his arms a lamb that had just been slaughtered, and was
sprinkling with its blood the big white stone on which was carved naked men and
herds, his sons, came and knelt before him, and said : 'BouyurTM Bey.' And he
ordered them to bring a ... Ismail Bey's wife was dead, so two Bulgarian women,
who had accepted the Turkish faith, served him. And Ismail Bey said : ' Are you ...
And Ismail Bey, without dismounting, said to Syuleiman Aga : 'Aga, this man here,
bound like a murderer, Manol the Hundred Brothers by name, a son without a
father, gave me, Ismail Bey, his fifty-two silver chain, and for them I gave him land
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Earth and Sky shattering book !!!! I read it in Bulgarian my mother's tongue.... I had no idea Bulgaria had a living Literary Giant of the caliber of Kazantzakis... Makes one think if Bulgaria has given birth to men of the caliber of Manol, the main protagonist of the book and movie, then this nation will rise.... I have been fishing in the Rhodope mountain lakes as a kid and they are truly magical... but after I read this book, I started to look at that region of the world with an entirely different outlook... I plan to visit villages in that region and meet people and take photos....
Rami E. Kremesti M.Sc.
One of the best books I have read. It should be historical, but I think is about a values of life and faith. Three brothers one converted in Islam, the other two are still Christians - ready to lose them life, but sticking in its predecessors' religion. They received more support from them Islamic neighbors then coming up rapists. The destiny is curving in different aspects, but the end is loaded with a lot of hope.
It is worth reading this book.