From Temujin to Genghis Khan: Battling Friends and Enemies in Life of Conquest – Part II

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From Temujin to Genghis Khan: Battling Friends and Enemies in Life of Conquest – Part II

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After his young wife, Borte, and family members were kidnapped by a rival clan, Temujin quickly used his new ally, Ong Khan. After entering Ong’s yurt, Temujin said, “We have come to ask you, Qan my father, whether you can restore my wife and son to me.” Qng listened to the young man’s words, leaned forward and said, “Did I not say as much to you last year? When you brought the sable jacket to me you said that, in your father’s time, I and your father swore brotherhood together, and that I am therefore as a father to you. When you placed the coat on me, I spoke these words:

In return for the black sable jacket

I will bring together


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