In his story "Early cranes" Kyrgyz national writer Chingiz Aitmatov describes the courage and bravery of children, whose work was replaced by the work of adults during the war. The author compares the children working in the fields, early cranes. The boys see the arrival of cranes and rejoice: early cranes are a good sign, there will be a good harvest. This is the climax of the story. The name can be understood in a figurative sense: boys can be called early cranes, they have grown up early, but soon their wings will get stronger, they will fly away from their native places, but they will never forget their homeland and will return, like cranes back in spring to their native lands. The story calls on the younger generation not to be afraid of difficulties and to be a real person.
The story takes place during the war in a small Kyrgyz village. The main character is a fourteen-year-old Sultanmurat, whose father, like all men of the village goes to war. He and his friends Enatoy and Erkinbek willingly agree to the appeal of the Chairman of the collective farm, to help sow the collective farm bread. One night the thieves bind and adolescents lead four horses. Children manage to escape: Sultanmurat horse catches criminals and Raccoons and Erkinbek running for help to the village. Sultanmurat catches up with the horse thieves, but one of them shoots a gun at the boy's horse. The smell of blood uses a hungry wolf....
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