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ALTER THE '"AYKER,"
ATCH him! Catch him, lest he
nose! Take the advice of a friend, Reb Mottl! True, the "ayker' (hunch) is somewhat preponderant, but as you are bent on having one who is free from 'Zelnerai' (soldiery), for a son-inlaw, and you are not able to indulge in a 'Ben Yochid' (an only son) ,1 take Alter to be the best bargain in the market for you. And, between us (here he came closer and lowered his voice to a whisper), your Bashke is not the 'Karanteste schayre' (most desirable ware), either. First, she is no longer young, for it is rumored that
be carried off before your very