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The road dropped steeply down and the hooves of the horses rattled on the
round cobblestones. An old and mighty forest still rose on both sides, but each
time that we came out onto a meadow we saw before us to the right the stone
tiled roofs ...
right side on a white horse sat the chief of his men, a man without a hair on his
face, a beardless one, and both his hands lay on the butts of his pistols. The
beardless one held his head slightly raised and stared about with wide open
You will bar the gate with a spruce pole, my men will bar the passes with iron
rifles. Do not try to frighten me, I am old.' Karaibrahim rose to his feet. Yussouf, the
Yurouk's eldest son, spurred his horse forwards and came up to his father.
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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.