The Wind from the Plain, 1960

(Great Characters in Literature)

Halil Tayürek

Halil Tayürek, called Old Halil, a village elder, born in 1884. He argues with Meryemdje for the right to ride an old horse. The horse falls dead before the argument is resolved. He disappears for a time and is thought dead.

Long Ali

Long Ali, who undertakes a treacherous journey with his family through rugged mountains because he thinks he can find work picking cotton.