distrust of KashgharTs. Failing in his negotiations, he scoured and pillaged the country round the fort, and when a few days later the Khan arrived, his men took what Haidar's had left.
Sa'ld Khan is recorded to have besieged the fort for three months, but nothing serious seems to have been attempted since no mention of fighting is made, none of assault or sally, and towards the end of the winter he was waited on by those who had invited his presence, with apology for not having admitted him into the fort, which they said they would have done but for the arrival of Hind-al Mirza. To this the Khan replied that for him to oppose Babur Padshah was impossible; he reminded the chiefs that he was there by request, that it would be as hurtful for the Padshah as for himself to have the Auzbeg in Badakhshan and, finally,-he gave it as his opinion that, as matters stood, every man should go home. His view of the general duty may include that of Badakhshl auxiliaries such as Sultan Wais of Kul-ab who had reinforced the garrison. So saying, he himself set out for Kashghar, and at the beginning of Spring reached Yarkand.
b. Hu7>!aj'un's further action.
Humayun will have reached Kabul before Zu'1-hijja ioth 935 AH. (Aug. 26th 1529 AD.) because it is on record that he met Kamran on the Kabul 'Id-gah, and both will have been there to keep the 'Idu'l-kablr, the Great Festival of Gifts, which is held on that day. Kamran had come from Qandahar, whether to keep the Feast, or because he had heard of Humayun's intended movement from Badakhshan, or because changes were foreseen and he coveted Kabul, as the Babur-nama and later records allow to be inferred. He asked Humayun, says Abu'1-fazl, why he was there and was told of his brother's impending journey to Agra under overwhelming desire to see their Father.1 Presumably the two Mlrzas discussed the position in which Badakhshan had been left; in the end Hind-al was sent to Qila'-i-zafar, notwithstanding that he was under orders for Hindustan.
Humayun may have stayed some weeks in Kabul, how many those familiar with the seasons and the routes between Yarkand
* Abu'l-fazl's record of Humayun's sayings and minor doings at this early date in his career, can hardly be anything more accurate than family-tradition.