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Then I pressed the wounded falcon to my breast, to feel another living heart lying
next to mine, and I began to pull the rope. What could be tied to its end ? A bag of
gold, the head of a dragon, or a human body? And I did not find out, for no ...
The lad turned his white face to the Hodjas. He was swallowing, as if he were
getting together enough spittle for them, too. The Hodjas stepped back a pace.
The young lad's lower lip cracked, and big drops of clear blood fell on his breast.
My breast rested on the cold stone. But I felt something warm pressing and
stirring at my breast. Something living. Elitsa had gone, but she had left me her
child. I straightened up with difficulty, being careful not to slip, and I turned my
back on ...
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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.