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I did not know what I was going to say to him, but it seemed to me that as soon as
I saw him the words would come to my lips of themselves. Abdullah was doing
that. The man I had formerly been would never have gone straight to a man to tell
Karaibrahim was no lion, but a snake. 'Aga,' Old Kralyo said in a trembling voice,
as he crushed the white handkerchief at his throat with his hand. 'With your
coming already we realized why you had come. The Hodja's words are
Karaibrahim did not know that I had heard Goran's words. I gathered the broken
and scattered bits one by one, I remembered incidents, talks, individual words.
The entry into the valley, the ride to the water-mill, the saving of Sherko.
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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.