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- See Qinghai Hu.
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I undid eight thumb-screws of a rear port and threw out the bottle, which fell, I believe, into Koko Nor, since we were passing at that moment, at an elevation of a thousand feet or so, above an arm of the lake that sprawled into the marshland like a river estuary.
Straight ahead of us, fifteen or twenty miles away, there was a group of low hills, hardly more than dunes, that might have been islands when Koko Nor was vastly wider than it is now.
But his goal is beyond the Kwen-lun Mountains, to the north and west of Koko Nor.
Raw-edged nerves were irritating him until he had no will remaining to be brought to bear on any problem but his need of the drug that had dropped in the marshes of Koko Nor.
That night we built a cairn beside the swamps of Koko Nor.
"Dorje's next move was into Tibet, where he found, and rebuilt an abandoned monastery to the north of Koko Nor.