120 investigations, it became clear that, nine years be- fore, a caravan had been attacked at this place by a band of highwaymen, and plundered of their pro- perty, a part of which remained still in the hands of the guilty. At last it was recovered from the mur- derers, and restored to the heirs of the slain who were in Khorasan. It is said that, when an army of the Moghuls was occupied with the siege of the fort of Imbdl, in which were the mother and several women of the king of Khararem, nobody had ever given information that the garrison was distressed for want of water. Al- though a quantity of rain-water was collected in the reservoirs, so that during years they had no need of spring-water, yet at the time when the Moghuls were encamped before the place to reduce it, no rain had fallen, and one day not a drop of water remained in the reservoirs; the next day the women of the Turks and Nas er eddin, with thirsty lips, compelled by necessity came down to surrender; but at the very moment that they arrived at the foot of the fort, and the army of the Moghuls entered it, a heavy rain began to pour down, so that the water ran out from the ditches of the fort. When this intelligence was brought to the Sultan Muhammed, sovereign of Ivharazem, he become insensible, and when he re- covered his senses, he died without being able to utter a word.