The Tiger and the Cauldron(21)

Chapter 21 Eighteen of the enemy had fallen in the raid, fourteen dead and four mortally wounded. Of these, four were entirely due to Ali’s skill with the bow, while Sabbah’s group had despatched six. Hassan’s command had accounted for a further four, Khumar’s three and Doquz herself one. There were twelve prisoners, four of …

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The Tiger and the Cauldron(18)

Chapter 18 Hassan was wakened by Sabbah. The Commander had already saddled a pony and Hassan was pleased to find that it was one whose temperament and sleek coat he had much admired. His bow and a quiver full of arrows hung on the saddle horn. The arrows had been trimmed in length and re-feathered. …

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