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When he fell silent, and the echo of the bell still quivered in the moonlight, the
fearful and sinister howling of a dog was heard, so that it covered and drowned
the silvery voice. A second howl answered it, and the dogs howled so terribly that
He cried out more loudly than ever. Towards morning, I heard an indescribable,
long-drawn-out howling of dogs. I thought the devils must be coming for the
sinner's soul. Earlier I had pulled aside the window shutters — they did not close
like a ...
But suddenly a long mournful howl rose behind us. A dog was squatting on a
bare hillock howling at the moon. 'They've got wind of us ! ' cried the trembling
man, and jumped down from the donkey. 'He's howling at a man. The moon has ...
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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.