By the application of these principles the allotment of shares must be made among those men who here (below)
perform their work conjointly.
Should money be given (or promised) for a pious purpose by one man to another who asks for it, the gift shall be void, if the (money is) afterwards not (used) in the manner (stated).
But if the (recipient) through pride or greed tries to enforce (the fulfillment of the promise), he shall be compelled by the king to pay one suvarna as an expiation for his theft.
Thus the lawful subtraction of a gift has been fully explained; I will next propound (the law for) the non-payment of wages.
A hired (servant or work man) who, without being ill, out of pride fails to perform his work according to the agreement, shall be fined eight krishnalas and no wages shall be paid to him.
But (if he is really) ill, (and) after recovery performs (his work) according to the original agreement, he shall receive his wages even after (the lapse of) a very long time.
But if he, whether sick or well, does not (perform or) cause to be performed (by others) his work according to his agreement, the wages for that work shall not be given to him, even (if it be only) slightly incomplete.
Thus the law for the non-payment of wages has been completely stated; I will next explain the law concerning men who break an agreement.
If a man belonging to a corporation inhabiting a village or a district, after swearing to an agreement, breaks it through avarice, (the king) shall banish him from his realm,
And having imprisoned such a breaker of an agreement, he shall compel him to pay six
nishkas, (each of) four suvarnas, and one satamana of silver.