Very well, that I will do; plenty of these seeds may be obtained. But will you not sow gourds, cucumbers, kidney beans, or any such thing?
I will sow them; but their runners spread so far, where can we get room for them?
Don't trouble yourself about that, there is plenty of room. I will make a stage here for them.
What's the reason the garden is so foul? Why don't you weed these beds?
Sir, there is a great deal of work. We are constantly so employed in planting the fruit trees, that I have no leisure; that's the reason it is so foul.
What sort of trees have you planted?
Mangoe, jack, kamrunga, peach, mulberry, limes, shaddock, korinda, phulsa, almond, custard-apples, both the netted and the plain, guaya trees, and how many gundas of flower trees?
Take good care of all. Weed this. I cannot bear to see so many weeds.
THE DISCOURSE OF RESPECTABLE OLD PEOPLE.
Ho! say whence came you?
From Calcutta to-day.
When from home?
I came from home about fifteen days ago.
Where have you been so long?
All this time on the road. I staid about eight or ten days at Hoogly.
Truly! therefore you was so long.