What do you want advice in? Tell the particulars. I will give you the best advice according to my understanding.
I have an inclination to give a little in advance, and take the farming of such a purguna. What say you about it?
I say, What sort of an estate is it, that you wish to give something in advance to have the farming of? Are the tenants good or bad? Is the estate cultivated, or not? What is there upon it? Tell me the particulars; then I'll give you advice.
Well said. Then I'll tell you the particulars of the estate. Hear it. I did farm that estate once, and lost nothing. I rather gained a little. The tenants are very good; and plenty to eat may be got on the estate. I shall give a thousand rupees less than the rent-roll: but I'll do what you say about it.
Well, if you know the estate, it is proper to take it; but advance the money with the consent of the principal officer.
Well, there will be no more difficulty about it, if I do thus.
True, what other danger should there be, if you take it in that manner. Take it. 'Tis proper advice indeed.
CONVERSATION OF BEGGARS.
A Shiva is to be set up at such a place. How? Will you go?
I am thinking if I shall go or not. If I go, perhaps I shall have to come back as I went.
I hear there will be a great assembly. There is no reason why we should not get something.
How can I know if I shall get any thing or not? At how many other places have I been disappointed.
That's true. But I think you may get something here. He has invited the brahmuns and pundits of several places. After all this assembling, will he give nothing to the respectable brahmuns?