sirak; thence move was made to the Tiirak Four-gardens. On that day and in that camp, I finished the first ode I ever finished. Its opening couplet is as follows;
Except my soul, no friend worth trust found I (wafadar tdpmadim) ; Except my heart, no confidant found I (asrar tdpmadim).
There were six couplets; every ode I finished later was written just on this plan.
The Khan moved, march by march, from Sam-sirak to the bank of the Khujand-river. One day we crossed the water by way of an excursion, cooked food and made merry with the braves and pages. That day some-one stole the gold clasp of my girdle. Next day Bayan-qulfs Khan-quli and SI. Muh. Wais fled to Tambal. Every-one suspected them of that bad deed. Though this was not ascertained, Ahmad-i-qasim Kohbur asked leave and went away to Aura-tipa. From that leave he did not return; he too went to Tambal.