The Ghutuka answered, Very well, Sir, what difficulty is there in that? Several people have spoken to me about your son's marriage. I am at your command. There are young ladies at two or three places. Wherever you tell me, I will go and make the match. At Kooleen-Gram is the daughter of Hur Hari Bosoo. She is just proper: as are her nose, face, and eyes, so also is her colour like alta [lac] dissolved in milk. Her conduct also is of a piece with her person. If you speak I will go to him.
He said, Well, it will be a proper match indeed with his daughter. Go. Come back as soon as you have fixed the day; and when you have ascertained what dowry will be required come, and we will execute the writings; after which the proper articles shall be prepared.
The Ghutuka went to Hur-Hari-Bosoo, and said, Bosoo, it will be a very proper thing, Sir, to marry your daughter to Gowr-Huri-Ghosa's son, of ——. They are of a good cast, and in easy circumstances, and he is fit to fill a high office as a servant. His son is a very good lad; knows how to write and read: he is well made, looks well, dresses well, and is young. You will not get such another match. Think on this, and give a reply; but they won't allow of delay; they want the wedding to be celebrated this month.
This will certainly be proper for me; but I cannot get ready this month. If any time after Agrahyon will do, I shall be able, otherwise not.
Hear me, Bosoo, you will never get such another match. If you accept it, I can get a little dowry for you. Speak, and I will bring them, and strike the bargain.
Well, go and fetch them. The tenth of this month is a proper day. Do you come by the day after to-morrow.
The father of the bridegroom being come, sat down, and when the articles were drawn up, the father of the young lady betrothed her thus:—