1. 231

    गोपः क्षीरभृतो यस्तु स दुह्याद् दशतो वराम् । गोस्वाम्यनुमते भृत्यः सा स्यात् पालेऽभृते भृतिः ॥ २३१ ॥

    A hired herdsman who is paid with milk, may milk with the consent of the owner the best (cow) out of ten; such shall be his hire if no (other) wages (are paid).

  2. 232

    नष्टं विनष्टं कृमिभिः श्वहतं विषमे मृतम् । हीनं पुरुषकारेण प्रदद्यात् पाल एव तु ॥ २३२ ॥

    The herdsman alone shall make good (the loss of a beast) strayed, destroyed by worms, killed by dogs or (by falling) into a pit, if he did not duly exert himself (to prevent it).

  3. 233

    विघुष्य तु हृतं चौरैर्न पालो दातुमर्हति । यदि देशे च काले च स्वामिनः स्वस्य शंसति ॥ २३३ ॥

    But for (an animal) stolen by thieves, though he raised an alarm, the herdsman shall not pay, provided he gives notice to his master at the proper place and time.

  4. 234

    कर्णौ चर्म च वालांश्च बस्तिं स्नायुं च रोचनाम् । पशुषु स्वामिनां दद्यान् मृतेष्वङ्कानि दर्शयेत् ॥ २३४ ॥

    If cattle die, let him carry to his master their ears, skin, tails, bladders, tendons, and the yellow concrete bile, and let him point out their particular marks.

  5. 235

    अजाविके तु संरुद्धे वृकैः पाले त्वनायति । यां प्रसह्य वृको हन्यात् पाले तत् किल्बिषं भवेत् ॥ २३५ ॥

    But if goats or sheep are surrounded by wolves and the herdsman does not hasten (to their assistance), lie shall be responsible for any (animal) which a wolf may attack and kill.