Reuben the father met them and welcomed them to his house.
The wedding feast being now ready they were all invited to sit down to eat, placing the bridegrooms and their wives at each end of the table.
Waiters were then appointed to serve and wait on the guests.
When all had eaten and were full and merry they went out again and played and sung till night, and when they had made an end of feasting and rejoicing the multitude dispersed, each going to his own home.
The family then took seats with their waiters to converse while preparations were being made in an upper chamber for the brides and grooms to be conveyed to their beds.
This being done the waiters took the two brides upstairs, placing one in a bed at the right hand of the stairs and the other on the left.
The waiters came down, and Nancy the mother then gave directions to the waiters of the bridegrooms, and they took them upstairs but placed them in the wrong beds.
The waiters then all came downstairs.
But the mother, being fearful of a mistake, made enquiry of the waiters, and learning the true facts took the light and sprang upstairs.
It came to pass she ran to one of the beds and exclaimed, ‘O Lord
, Reuben, you are in bed with the wrong wife.’
The young men, both alarmed at this, sprang up out of bed and ran with such violence against each other they came near knocking each other down.
The tumult gave evidence to those below that the mistake was certain.
At last they all came down and had a long conversation about who made the mistake, ”