Well, they are of a good cast. He has married him in a good place. Who made this match?
Mr. Shyam-Soondura-Bosoo of Ram-Chundra-poora made this match.
That indeed. Who besides him is able to make such a match? What did he get? Do you know?
I know. He got an hundred rupees for making the match, and an honorable gift of twenty-five rupees, with many apologies.
Ha! Would that do? Then he was not dismissed in a proper manner. He ought for this business to have got two hundred rupees, and two pair of shawls as a token of respect, besides other gifts.
Ah! Sir, he was at such expence, what can we say to him. He gave to him, and also gave ten or a dozen rupees each to ten or a dozen people who came with him. What could he do more?
That indeed! There were people with him. Well, what dowry did he give? What did he expend? Can you say any thing about that?
I can say nothing certainly about that expence. I guess it may be ten or twelve thousand rupees.
How was all this expence? I can't conceive any thing about that. Say upon what was all this expence incurred?
The wedding dowry was five hundred rupees? and going to execute the writings cost about two hundred more.
Well, why did it cost so much to execute the deeds? That's false. I won't hear that.
If you don't want to hear it, who desires you to do it? I, you know, have spoken falsely. There are more folks in the village: go and ask them. What do they say?