"When I was one and twenty, I heard a wise man say . . . "
Marash Girl was one and twenty; she wanted desperately to leave the family home, to find her own way in the world. She couldn't live at home any longer as an independent young woman.
"Why do you have to leave the house?" asked her Uncle Paul
"To find myself," was Marash Girl's answer.
"To find yourself?" asked Uncle Paul. "Just look in the mirror!"
N.B. In an Armenian household during the first 3/4 of the 20th Century, for an unmarried young woman to leave her home and live independently was anathema.