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PART IV - THE EAST
CHAPTER VII - ADRIFT IN INDIA

Obaidulla replied that he was correct ; he had but recently arrived from England.
` I think you need a clerk.'
` No, I do not need a clerk. I have as yet no connection in the city, and can do such work as I get unaided. We live very simply, as you see.'
` You need a clerk. I will be your clerk.'
` You are most kind, but at present I do not need a clerk.'
'When's dinner ? '
The theory that a suppliant leaves after a meal proved correct, and the brothers spent the evening arranging books with the help of their hall-porter, a dictatorial child of ten. They had acted courteously and felt happy. But towards midnight a ghari rolled up piled with luggage. A dirty white turban stuck out of its window. ` I am your clerk,' said the old man. 'Where is my room ?' and he left them to pay the driver.
` But what could I do ? ' Obaidulla protested in answer to our cries. ` What else could I do ? One cannot be inhospitable, and he is old. He kept my servants up all night cleaning his hookah, and to-day he complains of them.' He sighed, then said, laughing, 'Alas ! poor India ! What next ?'
We walked up and down, now scolding him, now joining in the lament. The roof seemed an exquisite place. It rose above the dust of the city into a world of green. The mangoes and toddy-palms and bel-trees pushed out of a hundred little gardens and courtyards, and expanded at our level into a city for the birds. The sun had set, an amazing purple bloomed in the orange of the western sky. Yet not even on the roof were we free. If we walked on its left side, we overlooked our nextdoor neighbour, a fat Hindu tradesman, and he would call up in English, ' Gentlemen ! Gentlemen ! Go further away, please ! These are lady-women quarters.' And if we walked on the right we came in sight of other lady-women, less supervised or supervisible, who ran about on the top of their roof and waved long scarves. ` A two-storey house is dangerous for a beginner,' said Obaidulla elliptically, so we walked midway, while out of his own courtyard rose the growls of the suppliant-he corpulent mercifully and the staircase narrow.
We left depressed-partly because our friend did not urge

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