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At that moment, a shout came from a distance : 'Brother Manol!' Goran was
shouting, from Mount Chernokan, and we could hear it, down on the Milky
Meadow. And Manol went and stood on the crest, put his palms to his mouth and
But at one end of the meadow people were still laughing and shouting. 'Stop ! '
shouted Karaibrahim. And he cast the empty pistol on the ground. In his right
hand only he held a pistol, his left hand was free. Like a lunatic I passed through
But he shouted : 'I did it for you, for you ! ' And the executioner's brief gasp was
heard, as when a woodman's breath leaves his breast, when he raises his axe
and brings it down. Then an inhuman shriek rang out, but it was cut short, and
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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.