Very well, brother; if you do so, I will go.
If you can get another man or two, brother, bring them with you.
Well, brother, there are two men in the market-place, I'll go to them, and if I can find them, will bring them with me.
Then bring them quickly. I'll stay in the house for you. Do you bring them, then I'll go.
Very well, I'll come to-morrow morning.
Very well, brother. Take care; don't be late.
A MAN WISHING TO BORROW MONEY AND A MERCHANT.
Sir, I am fallen into a great difficulty. If you will preserve me, by lending me ten rupees, I shall be safe. Otherwise my landlord will sell my cattle, my wife and children.
How many ploughs have you? How many bighas is your farm? What is your yearly rent? If I don't know these things, how can I lend you money.
I have twenty-five bighas of land, Sir. The whole rent of it is fifteen rupees. Of that I have paid five rupees, and now owe ten. Therefore do you, Sir, advance me some money on my crop of rice, I will pay you at the rate of half an ana a rupee per month interest in the month of Magh, and will allow you two kathas (measures) of rice for every rupee over and above its proper selling price. First, I will measure out the amount of your money on the threshing floor, and then what I get besides I will take away.
Well, I am giving the money; but give Neeloo-Pala for your security.
Very well, Sir, there is no difficulty in that. He is the Mundul of our town. I'll call him, and write the bond.