Called likewise Mulete or Alamut; Marco makes
here a sudden
return to the north-west of Persia; and from the abruptness of the
transition, it has been probably disarranged in transcription. This
country has been likewise called the land of the Assassins; it is near
Cashbin in Dilem, on the borders of Mazenderan.—E.
 The last of these princes was named Moadin, who,
in the text, was made prisoner, and put to death by Houlagu-khan. In
the sequel of this work, there will be found other and more full
accounts of this old man of the mountain, or prince of the assassins.
 The transition seems here again abrupt, and unconnected;
least the intermediate country of Mazerderan and Chorassan to the
desert, probably of Margiana, is very slightly passed over.—E.
 In this section, Marco seems to trace his journey
his father and uncle from Giazza towards Tartary; but the regular
connection appears to have been thrown into confusion, by ignorant
transcribers and editors.—E.
 Probably Satugar of the modern maps, on the western
 Forster considers this place to be Scasse or Al-shash,
river Sirr or Sihon, perhaps the Tashkund of modern maps, in the
province of Shash. The distances given by Marco must be strangely
corrupted by transcribers and editors, or Marco must have forgot when
he wrote his travels, perhaps twenty-six years after he passed this
country, when only a boy. The distance between Balk, on one of the
branches of the Sihon or Oxus, and Shash on the Jihon or Sirr, is at
least 350 miles in a straight line; which he appears to have travelled
in five days, but which would more probably occupy fifteen.—E.