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When Gyulfie ended her narration — and she spoke fervidly, in great detail,
whispering and languid — I felt her huge breasts pressing against my stomach. I
drew back the shutter of the window, and the sun came pouring in. I could not
And Nikola Sargoun spoke up, and his words were barely to be heard : 'If all
three villages flee, there will be three new villages in the forests. And as the Turks
have come here, so will they go there, too. If some flee, and others remain, ...
... take this ring and return it to Elitsa. Tell her that she is as free as the little bird of
the air.' He spoke the same words that Manol had spoken. But he spoke them in
his own voice. And for the first time it seemed to the priest that he had reached ...
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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.