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Our road took us under the buildings, and brought us out into the inner courtyard.
What do I remember of that first evening? I was tired, I looked and listened as
through a mist. I remember how I expected to emerge from the gloom of the
Towards noon Karaibrahim's men brought the notables out into the inner
courtyard. The last ten were carried out. They all gathered in a heap around the
fountain. The fountain was guarded by four Turks with drawn yataghans. One
But the dog was barking in the courtyard. Suddenly I remembered that Goran was
the brother of Sherko, who was shut up with his dog Sharo in the dungeon of the
other inner courtyard. The dog had got wind of him. Goran was the brother of ...
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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.