Don't entertain the least anxiety. The gods will accomplish all your wishes. What occasion is there for you to trouble yourself about the gods. Indeed I am your god. What other god have you?
That's true, Sir. We are shoodras. The brahmuns are our gods. You, Sir, are likewise priest. You, Sir, are my sovereign.
Send all the things to-day, wherever you may need them to-morrow, and appoint proper people to attend. Let every thing be ready.
Yes, Sir, I will get every thing ready to-day.
Very well. You know the whole. There is no need to tell you. Yet I have mentioned it once.
Well, Sir, you have done well. What do I know?
Have you bathed. 'Tis very late. It will require much time to make the offerings.
Yes, Sir, I have bathed.
This business is done. The entertainment of the brahmuns is finished, and all others have eaten heartily. Now dismiss them all.
I have given those who were not invited four annas a piece, and the breaking off from the rules (of mourning) is also properly done.
Well said. All is complete. Can you now dismiss me?
CONVERSATION OF WOMEN.
How many brothers' wives are you?
I am the chief, and there are three brothers' wives besides.