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chakri korbbin. Jau-san kaya tin khum uchcha payya habe. Amanna-ke
service he-will-do. Everybody says his very high rank (post) will-be. TFs*to
t§n ma balea je, ' mor ja thaite thaite mui kabbhu parakke bibhui
his mother says that, *my life lasting I at-any4ime son*to foreign-country
chharbd-ni Mor ki nai? katta-re atta saggal? kallag^a atta
will-leave-not. My what not ? 'whom-for so-much all ? whom-for so-much
abar kochchhi? mor janturoani (a corruption of gentleman) chakri kam
property I*have*done$ my respectable-(sori)-for service necessity
nai ? appa, kara dhyaya-dhapya bara; mor busTai
not? 0-father(s°to)> some-body*of running-(and)-bustling twelve; my sitting
thayfa tera. Ki habe chakre-bakrL Ghare bnsya du-bati
remaining thirteen. What ucill*be service. Mouse sitting twice-twenty-bighas
chash kolle lagya bhot/
cultivation i/*done (would)-provide much.9
FREE TRANSLATION OF THE FOREGOING.
Sanrendra Babu, the younger son of Nar-narayap. Babu of Narayangarh is a very
nice boy. He is as open-hearted and equal-tempered, as he is charming. He is
about fourteen or fifteen years of age, and all this time he has been so sweet, that
servants, slaves, neighbours, everyone, when they hear his gentle language, are full of
his praises. He is never heard to utter a single angry or trivial word. Our Nitai is his
friend, and is so very intimate with him, that they eat and sleep and sit together, and
every day they go together to Bahurupa village school to recite their lessons.
There is a report that he will go up in the month of Chaitra of this year to Midna-
pore, and will there pass an examination before the Sahib, and will get into Government
service. Everyone says that he will ultimately obtain a very high post. But his
mother says to us, * As long as I live, I shall not let my son go away to a distant
country. What is there that I have not plenty of ? Tor whom is all this property of
mine, if not for him ? For whom have I collected so much wealth ? My " gentleman "
has no necessity for taking service. My darling, " others may earn twelve by running
and bustling, but we will earn thirteen by sitting quietly at home."l What is the use
of taking service ? With forty bighas of land we shall have plenty to eat while we stay
1 This is & well-known proverb.