Then there was the time the proud and insolent Wolodkowicz--scourge of the regional diets and disrupter of court sessions--seized the writ from his hand, tore it to shreds, then, stationing two cudgel-bearing haiduks
at the door, poised his naked rapier over Protazy's head and roared, "Either I run you through or you eat these scraps!" Being the prudent soul that he was, Protazy went through the motions of chewing, inched his way toward the window, then took a header into the hemp.
(4) Haiducii (The Haiduks
), Razbunarea Haiducilor (The Haiduks
' Revenge), Haiducii lui Scapte Cai (The Haiduks
of Sevenhorse)--Dinu Cocea 1966, 1968, 1970; Profetul, aurul si ardelenii (The Prophet, the Gold and the Ardeal Folks), Pruncul, petrolul si ardelenii (The Child, the Oil and the Ardeal Folks)--Dan Pita 1978, 1981.
Epic poetry is customarily classified into several cycles: songs before history, songs before the Battle of Kosovo, songs of the Battle of Kosovo, songs about Marko Kraljevic, songs about haiduks
(outlaws), and songs of the Serbian Resurrection.
During the nineteenth century the whole Slavic-speaking Dinaric heroic epics were quite successfully appropriated and `nationalized' by the Serbs; the songs were organized into a corpus, the haiduks
were turned into romantic national liberation fighters, while the most blood-thirsty and intolerant songs were concealed from eminent Western admirers.
But for the Pantler and his wife, the cook and his two helpers (dead drunk, all three of them), the parish priest, the footman, four stouthearted Haiduks
, and myself, the castle stood unmanned.
Botev began writing poetry while still in school, under the influence of the Bulgarian folklore and songs glorifying the "haiduks
" - rebels and outlaws fighting the Ottoman rule.