Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Ulan Bator is the capital of Mongolia, and is has its share of urban crimes despite being in the middle of one of the most underdeveloped and underpopulated countries in the world. In this story, Toguldur (S. Gombo-Ochir) is a boy who was recently orphaned. He has at least these things going for him: he is wiry, strong, and agile. These might help him to survive legitimately, but he has come to the attention of a local gang, which needs him to do some cat-burgling for them. Whether he will succeed in winning free from the gang is the central issue here, and he gets some help from an old farmer (N. Tsegmid) who shelters him briefly.