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Then, putting down his leather milking pail, he said, “this kind of trouble might happen to anyone. ” it took another three days for the boys to catch up with the thieves, and when they did it was sundown. temüjin’s eight geldings were grazing beside the thieves’ tents, unguarded. in classic mongol fashion, the boys charged into the camp, rounded up the horses, and drove them off at a run. hearing the commotion, the thieves rushed out of their tents, fetched their own horses, and went after temüjin and bo’orcu.

They had been wrong, and they had jeopardized the success of their mission. but having vented his anger, Jamuka was ready to prepare for the attack on the merkits. her husBand’s voice they found the merkits about a week later encamped along the khilok river in eastern siberia. hoping to take the camp by surprise, the commanders agreed to cross the river in the middle of the night, but as the first of the warriors clambered ashore, they were spotted by a band of hunters, who raised the alarm. meanwhile, the first wave of mongols charged the merkit camp.

Keeping low to the ground, khasar approached him from the front, while temüjin crept up from behind. bekter saw them coming, but did nothing. indd 40 10/14/09 5:03:18 PM 10/14/09 5:04:7 PM Text (RAY) Job:10-14999 Title:FW-The Rise And Fall of The Second Largest Empire #175 P DTP:204 Page:40 mpire ge:40 The sAvAge boyhood of Temujin 41 son, he stayed where he was. ” bekter’s passivity did not impress the boys; they fired their arrows, striking their eldest half-brother in the chest and the back.

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