The return of Chungeez Khan to Tooran.

In the spring season, therefore, after the sun had discomfited the icy troops of winter, and was returning to his might; and the king of flowers, the rose, with his many coloured array appeared to kiss the ground from whence he sprung; Chungeez Khan marched with his victorious army on his return to Tooran, by the road he came, and halted at the city of Boklan, that the followers and baggage he had left there might rejoin him. He passed the summer in the pleasant meadows of that city, and here appointed darogahs, or governors, to all the cities of Eeraun, to keep them in subjection. In autumn he departed from Bok­lan, and having crossed the Jihoon, encamped at Samurkund, from which place he despatched a messenger to his favourite son, Joje Khan, to recall him from the Desert of Kupchak; and in the mean time ordered a komoor gheh, or general hunting excursion to collect game from a distance to a certain point, and during the winter, Chughtaie and Ooktaie Khans took up their quarters at Bok­hara, and amused themselves in hunting and field-sports.*

When the spring arrived, Chungeez Khan departed from Samurkund, and directed that Sultan Khatoon, the mother of Sultan Mahummud Kho­razm Shah, and his wives, should be carried in advance of his army, and that they should bewail the loss of their sultan and his kingdom, which it is said they did the whole of the way.

On the march of Chungeez Khan to his own country, on the banks of the Sihoon, he was joined by his sons, Chughtaie Khan and Ooktaie Khan; and after they had crossed the Sihoon, and arrived at the Kullan Yazi, or Desert, Joje Khan arrived with a large force there from the Steppe or Desert of Kupchak. Sahib Kiran Chungeez Khan with his sons, ameers and troops, formed here a hunting circle, and when the circle closed in to the town of Oofaizuk, he himself joined the hunting party and killed great quantities of game, he then gave leave to all his officers and soldiers to kill as much as they pleased, and what game was left alive was marked with his letter and let go. Joje Khan having arrived at this place, performed the usual nine genuflexions to his father and offered him many valuable presents; as, for instance, ten thousand Irghmak horses, of which two thousand were all of one colour. After making these presents Joje Khan was exalted above the heads of his brethren in the affections of Chungeez Khan. Chungeez halted for the winter at this town; and as all his family were present, he ordered a general council, or kooriltaie, to assemble, and several of the chiefs of the Oighoors were put to death. Joje Khan was then with great honour and distinction permitted to depart to the Desert of Kupchak; and Chungeez Khan returned to his capital, Khan Baligh,* in the year 621 Hejri, agreeable to Sujkan Eel of the Toorks.