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Brother Manol said that he would return tomorrow,' one of the two, Sherko or
Goran, spoke up. 'We had better take him at once,' Momchil said quickly. '
Momchil, your father gave orders that we were to stay up at the dairy.' 'Did he
know that a ...
Sherko was standing beside him. And farther back, almost in the forest, a third
man could be seen, pale, wearing a cassock — the priest we had seen at the
cemetery with the big stone crosses. 'Down, Sharo !' cried Sherko. And the dog
Old Galoushko, the White One and Sherko did not reply. The wind blew the old
man's white beard and his son's black hair about. Karaiman Hassan Hodja said : '
Accept the True Faith.' Again they did not speak. Then Karaibrahim gave a sign.
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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.