Sell three or four of your cows and bullocks, and pay the money. What else?
Sir, you are my mother and father. I will not leave your feet. Judge, Sir; if I sell my bullocks, how shall I plow my land?
I shall not mind what you say. Pay half the money to-day.
I cannot. My father is dead: the day after to-morrow will be his shraddha, and the brahmun will not perform that without fifteen rupees; and ten or a dozen people also must be entertained. I must sell about seven cattle to do that. There is no end to my trouble.
If you sell your cattle, how am I to be paid? You have no more property in your house.
Sir, my destiny is bad; what can I do?
ORDERS TO MAKE A GARDEN.
I want to make a garden.
How large will you make the garden, Sir? and what sort of trees will you plant?
The garden will be about ten bighas of ground, half kitchen garden, and half orchard and flower garden.
That will be a very large garden. It will never be managed without ten or twelve gardeners.
Well, I will give people. What else do you want?
Spades, hatchets, bill-hooks, spuds, weeding-knives, sickles, lines, and baskets. I want all these.
Look here. Make beds here from one end to the other, and sow sorrel, cresses, carrots, cabbages, turnips, fennel, beets, the edible medicago, radishes, and what else you can get.