This chapter is a humorous story revolving around the main character named Ranga. The short story narrates how Ranga, who was unwilling to marry a girl, was convinced to do it. The story is narrated by an older man in the village named Shyama. The story is set in the village of Hosahalli.
Ranga was the son of the accountant. The story begins with his return to the village from Bangalore after six months. The village, excited about his return, gathered at his home to greet him. The narrator expresses his admiration for Ranga when he touches his feet to greet him. The narrator blessed him to get married soon. Later in the afternoon, when Ranga went to meet the narrator, they discussed the idea of marriage, to which Ranga responded that he does not want to get married for the time being. Ranga goes on to explain his views regarding marriage and what he deems as more suitable for him.
Distressed by Ranga's explanation, the narrator decided to change Ranga's marriage views and get married to a suitable girl. He deemed Rama Rao's eleven-year-old niece as the perfect candidate to be Ranga's bride. The next day he visited Ratna's home to see her, and Ranga arrived there when Ratna was singing a song. Startled by Ranga's entrance, she stopped singing and that disappointed Ranga. Ranga enchanted by her singing, curiously asked the narrator about her, to which he gave him a disappointing response. After this, through a series of funny incidents, the narrator, with the help of Shastri, changed Ranga's view on marriage and arranged for his marriage with Ratna. The story ends with Ranga and Ratna visiting the narrator with their son, named Shyama after the narrator.
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