"Not good," was the reply.
I could hear these words distinctly from my window. But
something was next whispered which I could not catch.
Then came a palanquin, followed by a litter. The doctor was
walking alongside the palanquin.
"What do you think, doctor?" asked the Dewan.
"Can't say yet," the doctor replied. "The wound in the head is a
"And Amulya Babu?"
"He has a bullet through the heart. He is done for."
The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore.
Translated [from Bengali to English] by Surendranath Tagore.