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Behind the Agas stood their servants, also armed. From the left-hand veranda,
Syuleiman Aga's men appeared one by one, and they went and stood to the left
of the notables. Delyo stood in front of them with shameless eyes, smiling, his ...
In the front row stood the two Hodjas, on both sides of the framework stood rows
of Turks, their unsheathed yataghans in their hands. And the square was
surrounded by yataghans. The curtains at the windows of the Konak swayed —
And we got together about five hundred newly-made Moslems, men and women,
around the big stone church, which stood below Syuleiman Aga's Konak. And we
stood in a circle around it, like a herd of jackals around an elephant, and we ...
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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.