When they reached the river, they put the palki down and went to look for a suitably deep pool.
And then he bade the men lift the palki with its fair burden and follow him.
He quickly pulled the doors of the palki jamming them as securely as he could with the ends of his razai (quilt).
After some time, word was brought in that a palki was approaching.
Finally, as the daylight grew stronger they encouraged each other to descend and approach the palki.
The palki rested on uneven ground and the blow made it rock.
They had not proceeded far before the bearers were convinced that the palki was increasing in weight.
Once in the famine time a stranger in a palki reached a planter's bungalow in an outlying district, and sent in his card.
Many of those who were not accustomed to travel in a palki seized the opportunity of doing so free of expense.
The four bearers, encumbered with the palki, could not move at anything like the pace of the Guides.