Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World - Chapter 2, Tale of Three Rivers Summary & Analysis

Jack Weatherford
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The Merkid decided that they would take their revenge for the theft of Hoelun but decided to capture Borte instead, now that Hoelun was old. They chased down Temujin's clan and he left the three women behind to distract the Merkid. In contrast to his typical spontaneous reactions to events, Temujin planned and prayed for three days. He realized that he could not have the quiet life he wanted and he missed Borte terribly. So Temujin called up the protection of Ong Khan to raid the Merkid, who then recommended that he seek aid from another clan led by Jamuka, who quickly agreed. This was Temujin's first raid and it was successful, though Borte was taken away in the night and hidden. During the course of the night, Borte heard Temujin's voice and they were reunited.

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