The Tiger and the Cauldron(ch13)

Chapter 13 Leaving the caravan far behind, Hassan rode into the foothills of Mount Sahand. It was a route he had followed many times in the past, one which would eventually lead across the lower ridges of the mountain to Maragha. Passing through the richer suburbs, he came to a region sparsely inhabited where most …

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The Tiger and the Cauldron(ch12)

Chapter 12 The merchant caravan comprised mostly Byzantines and Indians and had three escorts altogether. The Byzantines formed a close-knit group and the Indians, though friendly enough, were obliged for reasons of language to travel together with an interpreter. Hassan found himself in the company of three Venetians, Jacopo Zola and his sons, Luca and …

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