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And no one was surprised, although no one knew of any dry place or cave near
by, yet if it had been light, they would have looked at each other, for they all
believed that Manol knew from his foster-father of treasures and hidden places in
And afterwards we learnt how the Turks had found the cave, which is now called
Cheleveshtnitsa. A woman, maddened by hunger, set out with her child of two, to
look for mushrooms, and the Turks caught her. And they beat her to make her ...
The cave was still dry, but it was terrible for a man to pass it and show himself in
the gorge. The water dashed against the perpendicular rocks that rose high up to
the heavens, howling as one possessed, and rolling huge boulders along its ...
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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.