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The Life of Gots Delchev  Index </title> <style> <!-- p.MsoPlainText {margin-bottom:.0001pt; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Courier New"; margin-left:0cm; margin-right:0cm; margin-top:0cm} --> </style> </head> <body> <div align="center"> <center> <table border="0" cellpadding="3" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" width="99%" id="AutoNumber1" cellspacing="3"> <tr> <td width="33%"><a href="p_14.jpg"> <img border="1" src="p_14_s.jpg" width="315" height="270" alt="Gots Delchev (right) as a cadet in the Sofia Military School, with Gotse Imov"></a></td> <td width="33%"> <p class="MsoPlainText" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoPlainText" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoPlainText" align="center"><b> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="4"> Freedom or Death</font></span></b></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" align="center"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype; font-weight: 700"> <font size="4">The Life of Gots Delchev</font></span></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoPlainText" align="center"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"> by</font></span></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" align="center"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype; font-weight: 700"> <font size="3">Mercia MacDermott</font></span></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" align="center"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3">&nbsp;</font></span></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" align="center"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="2"> The Journeyman Press</font></span></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" align="center"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="2"> London &amp; West Nyack</font></span></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" align="center"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="2"> 1978</font></span></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" align="center">&nbsp;</td> <td width="34%"><a href="p_26.jpg"> <img border="1" src="p_26_s.jpg" alt="A group of revolutionaries with Baba Dona in Kyustendil, 1902. Second from left, back row: Gotse Delchev" width="327" height="270"></a></td> </tr> </table> </center> </div> <p class="MsoPlainText">&nbsp;</p> <div align="center"> <center> <table border="0" cellpadding="2" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" width="90%" id="AutoNumber2" cellspacing="3"> <tr> <td width="50%"> <p class="MsoPlainText" align="center"><i> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"> Surely it is no small thing to be just a human being.</font></span></i></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" align="center"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Gots Delchev</font></span></td> <td width="50%"> <p class="MsoPlainText" align="right"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype; font-style: italic"> <font size="3">This book is dedicated to the Hundredth Anniversary of Bulgaria&#39;s Liberation from the Ottoman yoke on March 3 1878</font></span></td> </tr> </table> </center> </div> <p class="MsoPlainText"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3">&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></span></p> <div align="center"> <center> <table border="0" cellpadding="2" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" width="90%" id="AutoNumber3"> <tr> <td width="25%"> <p align="center"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype; 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</font> <a href="mm_2.htm" style="text-decoration: none"><font size="3"> <span style="font-family: Palatino Linotype">2. </span></font></a></span><i> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"> <a href="mm_2.htm" style="text-decoration: none">Macedonia, wonderful land, Never shall she be Greek!</a></font></span></i></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="en-gb"> <font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">&nbsp; </font> <a href="mm_3.htm" style="text-decoration: none"><font size="3"> <span style="font-family: Palatino Linotype">3. </span></font></a></span><i> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"> <a href="mm_3.htm" style="text-decoration: none">&#39;A mother had a longed-for son, A longed-for son, the choicest of sons.&#39;</a></font></span></i></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="en-gb"> <font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">&nbsp; <a href="mm_4.htm" style="text-decoration: none">4. </a></font></span><i> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"> <a href="mm_4.htm" style="text-decoration: none">From the peaks of Pirin Mountain In despair a voice is calling</a></font></span></i></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="en-gb"> <font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">&nbsp; <a href="mm_5.htm" style="text-decoration: none">5. </a></font></span><i> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"> <a href="mm_5.htm" style="text-decoration: none">March, O regenerated people, Towards a brighter dawn, march on!</a></font></span></i></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="en-gb"> <font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">&nbsp; <a href="mm_6.htm" style="text-decoration: none">6. </a></font></span><i> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"> <a href="mm_6.htm" style="text-decoration: none">We are not seeking riches, We are not seeking gold</a></font></span></i></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="en-gb"> <font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">&nbsp; <a href="mm_7.htm" style="text-decoration: none">7. </a></font></span><i> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"> <a href="mm_7.htm" style="text-decoration: none">An egg is tiny, but a large bird comes out of it</a></font></span></i></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="en-gb"> <font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">&nbsp; </font></span> <a href="mm_8.htm" style="text-decoration: none"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3">8.<i> High art thou soaring, Vitosha, </i></font><i><font size="3">dear one,</font></i><font size="3"><i> High art thou soaring to the blue heavens</i></font></span></a></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="en-gb"> <font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">&nbsp; <a href="mm_9.htm" style="text-decoration: none">9. </a></font></span><i> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"> <a href="mm_9.htm" style="text-decoration: none">Brother does not feed brother, yet it goes hard with him that has none</a></font></span></i></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><a href="mm_10.htm" style="text-decoration: none"> <span lang="en-gb"><font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">10. </font></span> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"><i> They threw Doncho into a dark dungeon, They tortured Doncho in a narrow cell</i></font></span></a></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><a href="mm_11.htm" style="text-decoration: none"> <span lang="en-gb"><font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">11. </font></span> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"><i> What is the softest and warmest thing in the world? The heart</i></font></span></a></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><a href="mm_12.htm" style="text-decoration: none"> <span lang="en-gb"><font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">12. </font></span> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"><i>I am your brother, but I am also your enemy</i></font></span></a></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><a href="mm_13.htm" style="text-decoration: none"> <span lang="en-gb"><font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">13. </font></span> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"><i> Here, to high heaven rise shrieks so despairing</i></font></span></a></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><a href="mm_14.htm" style="text-decoration: none"> <span lang="en-gb"><font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">14. </font></span> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"><i> See, Stoyan, dusk has fallen, I will go and light the oil-lamps</i></font></span></a></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><a href="mm_15.htm" style="text-decoration: none"> <span lang="en-gb"><font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">15.</font></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"><i> Even brothers quarrel, but still they remain brothers</i></font></span></a></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><a href="mm_16.htm" style="text-decoration: none"> <span lang="en-gb"><font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">16. </font></span> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"><i>Is a cloud thundering, is the earth echoing, Is it the falcon that screams - heroes&#39; bird?</i></font></span></a></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><a href="mm_17.htm" style="text-decoration: none"> <span lang="en-gb"><font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">17. </font></span> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"><i> Two sharp stones grind no flour</i></font></span></a></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><a href="mm_18.htm" style="text-decoration: none"> <span lang="en-gb"><font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">18. </font></span> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"><i> Lo, a black cloud came, appearing From the peak of Pirin Mountain</i></font></span></a></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><a href="mm_19.htm" style="text-decoration: none"> <span lang="en-gb"><font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">19.</font></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"><i> To live means to struggle - the slave for freedom, and the freeman for perfection</i></font></span></a></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><a href="mm_20.htm" style="text-decoration: none"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3">20. <i>I do not want my country divided, Nor seven knives to leave it bloodied</i></font></span></a></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><a href="mm_21.htm" style="text-decoration: none"> <span lang="en-gb"><font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">21. </font></span> <font size="3"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype; font-style: italic"> Fire and gunpowder should be kept apart</span></font></a></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><a href="mm_22.htm" style="text-decoration: none"> <span lang="en-gb"><font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">22. </font></span> <font size="3"><i><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"> Delchev voivoda has no mother - His mother is the Macedonian land</span></i></font></a></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><a href="mm_23.htm" style="text-decoration: none"> <span lang="en-gb"><font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">23. </font></span> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"><i> Stricken he lies there  Mil Popyordanov</i></font></span></a></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><a href="mm_24.htm" style="text-decoration: none"> <span lang="en-gb"><font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">24. </font></span> <font size="3"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype; font-style: italic"> Lo, a dark cloud came appearing From the land of Macedonia</span></font></a></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><a href="mm_25.htm" style="text-decoration: none"> <span lang="en-gb"><font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3">25. </font></span> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"><i>O little bird, O nightingale, Sing me, oh, sing me a little song</i></font></span></a></p> <p class="MsoPlainText">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoPlainText"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"><b> <a href="mm_biblio.htm" style="text-decoration: none">Bibliography</a></b>:&nbsp; 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