For some time now Mrs. Gangabai Bhutt had been greatly troubled by the attitude of the servant Mangal Singh. He would speak to Mrs. Bhutt in a manner that was insulting if not threatening. Ever since his duties in the kitchen had been taken away, he had remained outside to serve Mrs. Bhutt.“Priyaji, aapki itnee“Priyaji your life is so precious. You must not get involved with such people. Nowadays people take out knives at the slightest provocation.”Both, Shri Nathji and Priya Nath, ponder whether to send the servant away but almost always never come to any conclusion, because the man is hard working and loyal and his only defect lies in his being rude to Mrs. Bhutt, who on her part is always provoking him.