Very well, Sir. Write and take the promise. If I can't pay in ten days, I will pay the daily allowance to a peon.
There cannot be a delay of ten days. Write, and give a promise for five days.
I cannot, Sir, pay it in five days. What property of that sort have I got? Have mercy, Sir. Let it be ten days.
Hear, you. This fellow is a great hand at making excuses. If he be not well punished, he will not pay his rent.
What you please, Mr. Landlord. I am fallen into great helplessness this year.
Can you get money no where? If you take some advances upon flax or hemp, you may pay the money immediately. I cannot stay for the money. The bag must be made up on the sixth day of the month.
Sir, who will give me money in advance for flax or hemp?
I suppose you have nearly got ready four or five bighas of flax and hemp. The merchants will trust you. If you ask them for money, you may get it.
I have no flax or hemp ready yet: therefore who will give me money upon credit? Do you think the times are so with me now?
Why? Your fathers-in-law are in good circumstances. You may get money from them if you want.
Ah! Sir! what's this? Among great people's relations, if one has plenty, he maintains ten.
Why don't you do so?