"Is that not the voice of the teacher Paramasivam?
Aren't they his very words and his mannerism?"
Enquiring thus with great wonder, the robber chief
Reached him bidding answer for everything in brief.
"Yes I'm paramasivam that petty school master
Fed on the high ideals of every ancient master
Eking out livelihood by nothing but teaching
And prizing teaching above the royal living"
"Rest I can" cutting in the chief said to the master
"Thou art the only master emulating the 3gurus of the past
Remaining poor, yet illumining the world at every cost
None in our state, as far I know, is equal to you as master."
"How exact ! were you my student in the past at anytime
"Yes this 4mahapapi studied once under that great master"
Confessing thus, the chief vanished, cursing the crime
But returning the looted ones as tribute to that master.
4. Great suirner.