I had no business with the kotwal, as you may have imagined.
The reputed son of the kotwal grew up a vigorous, robust lad.
I went into the city, and easily got a person to show me the kotwal's habitation.
Why, I thought it was only the son of our kotwal; and I never heard that he was exceptionally vicious.
We separated, but kept in view of each other, and they all followed me to the street in which the kotwal resided.
kotwal Koireng had always been a bad character, and had for years been under a cloud.
Also this my stick is the kotwal of Kashi, and he keeps tally of my pilgrims.
But we have a good friend in the great kotwal, and under the Queen Regent's protection we should have no fear.
"Let me and my people take charge from thee, Runga Naik," said the kotwal.
Up ere dawn, and everything made ready for a start, the kotwal very busy, lending a helping hand.