The narrator had already tutored Shastri what he wanted him to say. He asked Shastri what was worrying Ranga. Shastri made some calculations and declared that it was a girl. He added that the girl probably had the name of something found in the ocean, like Ratna. The narrator said that Ratna was the name of the Rama Rao’s niece and the girl was married. But Shastri stuck to his words.