By Harold Lamb
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Aruk's bow was lifted, the shaft taut on the string. A slight easing of the fingers would have sent the arrow into the throat of the stranger, above the fur-tipped cloak that covered his long body. The rider halted when he reached Aruk, but apparently for the purpose of looking out from the pass over the wide plain of Tartary, visible here for the first time from the pass-the plain speckled with brown herds and adorned with the deep blue of lakes, like jewels upon green cloth. Here and there below him were the tiny lines of animals that barely seemed to move, camels of the caravans that came from China to Muscovy.
As the windows were only slits in the logs, Hugo could make out the interior of the cabin only vaguely. Noticing that it was empty, he laid the old man on what appeared to be a long bench and covered his limbs with his own cloak. He went out and presently returned with his leather cap full of fresh, cold water, taken from a nearby stream. "A sorry bed, Pierre," he observed in French, "and a poor drink to speed you on your way. " Pierre lifted his thin head wistfully. "If there were but a priest in this wilderness!
He was in no mood to contradict his guest. But later among the Buriats he voiced the thought in his mind. "Maak has looked into the spirit gate. When he sat on the mountain looking for his enemies the gate in the sky was open. " And the Mongol spoke truth, though not in the way he thought. The urge to do battle for the herd that was dearer to Maak than his own life was a heritage of forgotten ancestors. Maak had looked through the gate in the sky. Chapter I Aruk and the Krit Bouragut, the great golden eagle, was flying high over the snows and rocks of the Altai Mountains.