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All around stood the ten haidouts, all wearing black yamourlouks10 thrown over
their shoulders, with shaggy caps of wolfskin, and bushy brows, drawn together
in a frown. They were leaning on long rifles and bare swords, and looking at me.
Thus the injured Momchil and the injured falcon were left on Mount Purvenets.
And when the shadow of the Big Rock fell upon the Little Rock, the priest, Mircho,
and the ten haidouts set out, and went to Momchil. And they saw from a distance
It so happened that I was chosen to lead half the haidouts. This was not because
I deserved it, but because I was the only one who knew the secret entrance to the
Konak. And one Friday, when the Turks had assembled for the big Friday ...
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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.