- Category: Found in Translation
A Maithili Short Story
Keep Your Kingdom
by Ramdeo Singh
Gulba! Gulo!! and Gulai!!! He had all these three names. Gulai- the servant of Bisobabu. Names, fit according to the circumstances to call by. When something went wrong, an angry Bisobabu would shout, "Re Gulba.......... ?" To make a tired, fatigued Gulba work, "Gulo.......... !! Hurry up, it's evening already," and, if expecting an angry Gulai, he would say in a sugared tone, “Hou Gulai!!...... " Gulo was so elated at it that he would be Hanuman, ready to fetch the mountain when only the herb on it is needed.
The best people of the village envied Bisobabu because of Gulo. " Where did he find such a lucky servant, the absolute gentle Bholanath, incarnation of Ugna!'
“Look at Bisobabu's prosperity since he is with him!"