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PART IV - THE EAST
CHAPTER VII - ADRIFT IN INDIA

in purdah there and watched the marriage through the blinds. Such was the setting.
After long delay the personages mounted. The Moulvi took the armchair-a handsome, elderly man robed in black velvet and gold. He was joined by the bridegroom, who looked selfpossessed, and by the unveiled bride. They sat side by side on the sofa, while guests murmured :`This is totally contrary to the Islamic law,' and a child placed vasefuls of congested flowers. Then the bridegroom's brother arrived, and had a long conversation with the Moulvi. They grew more and more excitedgesticulated, struck their breasts, whispered and sighed at one another vehemently. There was some difficulty, but what it was no one could say. At last an agreement was reached, for the brother turned to the audience and announced in English that the marriage ceremony would begin with verses from the Koran. These were read, and ' the next item,' said the brother, ` is a poem upon Conscience. An eminent poet will recite on Conscience in Urdu, but his words will be translated.' The poet and his interpreter then joined the group on the dais, and spoke alternately, but not very clearly, for the poet himself knew English, and would correct the interpreter, and snatch at the manuscript. Arid- -verities rose into the evening air, the more depressing for the rags of Orientalism that clothed them. Conscience was this and that, and whatsoever the simile, there was no escaping her. ' I'he sun illumines the world with light. Blessed be the sun and moon and stars, without which our eyes, that seem like stars, could not see. But there is another light, that of conscience--' and then conscience became a garden where the bulbul of eloquence ever sang and the dews of oratory dropped, and those who ignored her would' roll among thorns.' When she had had her fling the pair were made man and wife. Guests murmured ' Moulvi is omitting such-and-such an exhortation : most improper.' Turning to the company, and more particularly to those upon the carpet, he said that it was not important how one was married, but how one behaved after marriage. This was his main point, and while he was making it we were handed refreshments, and the ceremony was more or less over.
It was depressing, almost heartrending, and opened the problem of India's future. How could this jumble end ? Before the

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