Math Stops a Marriage – level 3
An Indian wife-to-be refused to marry her groom at the altar after he failed a simple maths test of 15 plus 6.
The bride’s family claims that they had been misled by the potential suitor from the start, as they had been shown someone else’s photo, as well as lied to about his income and education. The wife-to-be, Lovely, is good at her studies and wants to get married to an educated boy.
Both sides of the marriage returned all the received gifts, and local police came to mediate between the families.
Difficult words: altar (the place in a church where you get married), potential (possible), suitor (a person who wants to marry another person), mediate (help people in an argument).
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