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[Story-pattern]
Još ovako njega poselami: 331 And in this way he gave him a selam:
“Pobro dragi, Bišćević Alija, 332 “O dear bloodbrother, Bišćević Alija,
Kupi meni mlade Bišćevčane, 333 Gather your young supporters for me, C
Kupi meni stotinu momaka; 334 Gather one hundred young men for me;
Pa ti meni na Grbavu sadji, 335 Then come down to me in Grbava,
vA ja sina da voženim svoga.” 336 For I'm marrying off my son.”
vOnu spremi va četvrtu piše, 337 He prepared that one, and wrote a fourth,
Pa je šalje buljubaši Muji: 338 Then he sent it to Captain Mujo:
vO Turčine, buljubaša Mujo, 339 “O Turk, Captain Mujo,
vOdi meni, sidji na Grbavu, 340 Journey to me, come down to Grbava, C
vOdi meni, mu svatove podji; 341 Journey to me, come to the wedding; C
Ti ćeš meni biti selambaša, 342 You will be my official greeter, C
Selambaša, Mujo buljubaša.” 343 My official greeter, Captain Mujo.”
Kad sve knjige beže rasturijo, 344 When the bey had sent all the letters off, C
vOnda knjigu jednu nakitijo, 345 Then he composed a special letter, C
Pa je šalje vod Pokrajla knezu; 346 Then he sent it to the King of Pokrajlo;
*I* još ovako njega pozdravljaše: 347 And even in this way he greeted him: C
“uješ, djido, vod Pokrajla kneže? 348 “Do you hear me, stalwart hero, King of Pokrajlo? C
lEto tebi knjige ji pozdravi. 349 Greetings, and here's a letter for you. C
Dobro gledaj sta ti knjiga piše: 350 Heed well what this letter tells you: C
Nametni mi namet na vilajet -- 351 Impose a tax in my name on your province --
Na kmetove krave ji volove, 352 On the peasants for their cows and oxen,
Na brdjane drva ji sijeno, 353 On the highlanders for their wood and hay,
Na poljake bjelicu ‘šenicu, 354 On the farmers for their white wheat,
Na bačvare ninovu rakiju, 355 On the barrelmakers for their plum brandy, C
Da se goni pod begovu kulu 356 To cause a quarrel beneath the bey's tower
vOd dnev' do dnev' prije dvan'es' dana.” 357 From one day to the next for twelve days.” C
Pa von posla Djulića Nuvana. 358 Then he sent off Djulić Nuhan. C
Još je knjigu nakitijo šestu, 359 Mustajbey composed yet a sixth letter,
Pa je spremi pobratimu svome 360 Then he prepared it for his bloodbrother
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