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They stayed here, waiting for their men folk, who were fighting the Turks, to return
. They waited a day, they waited two days, they waited a week and more. No one
came. From here they saw their villages, and the Turks in them. It would have ...
They stayed in the mountains and waited. I, too, waited. We were waiting for our
emissaries. For down there, in the Konak, sat sixty Bulgarians, bound with grief
and iron, and they were our emissaries, who had gone down into the monster's
I waited painfully long for the little group of horsemen to appear, and then slowly
to approach the people. The Aga passed, and was lost in the forest. And I waited
still longer for him to come out on the Pass, alongside the huge stone cross ...
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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.