sei kahe,--"rahasya kara pramanika hana?
bahu-mulya bhota diba kena kantha lana?"
sei kahe—he said; rahasya—joking; kara—you do; pramanika hana—although being a man of authority; bahu-mulya—very valuable; bhota—woolen blanket; diba—you would give; kena—why; kantha lana—taking this quilt.
The mendicant replied, "Sir, you are a respectable gentleman. Why are you joking with me? Why would you trade your valuable blanket for my torn quilt?"
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