This text is written in an old-fashioned style, for it reports an incident more than two millennia old. Look for the following words and phrases in the text, and try to rephrase them in more current language, based on how you understand them.

  • give thee medicine for thy child

  • Pray tell me

  • Kisa repaired to the Buddha

  • there was no house but someone had died in it

  • kinsmen

  • Mark!

1. Give you medicine for your child

2. Please tell me

3. Kisa went to the Buddha

4. There was no house where no one had died

5. Relatives

6. Listen

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