Arjun lay stretched on the sofa of the hotel room where he was to spend the night with his newly wedded wife. "It was good Arjun," said Minita handsomely. She might not remember the days when she suckled, but the book her mother had given her to read, 'What Young Brides Ought to Know,' devoted a whole paragraph to sucking. How do you know that?" said Arjun. "If they examine the blood," she said, "they would know that meat and eggs are not the only things the barn yard fowls provide for the comfort of men and women." She laughed and hugged him, and he, after a momentary pause, joined in the laughter, and hugged her with equal warmth.