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In any case, Manol gave his silver to have white chans cast for him in Nevrokop.
And there was more silver in them than copper. If his fifty chans weighed two
hundred okas there would still be a hundred okas of silver in them. Never had ...
'Bey, I will give you my chans,' said Manol. And the woman sensed that he had
done it when he had looked at her child, and she was pleased and smiled. And
pointing with her hand down the mountain, she said : 'I make a gift to you, Manol
'Bells here, too,' he spoke quietly through clenched teeth. He said the words bells
in Bulgarian. And repeated in Turkish — chans. He went up to them, suddenly
drew his yataghan and struck out. There was a loud crash. I grew deaf. The
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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.