Nine in the fourth place means:
The marrying maiden draws out the allotted time.
A late marriage comes in due course.
The girl is virtuous. She does not wish to throw herself away, and allows the customary time for marriage to slip by. However, there is no harm in this; she is rewarded for her purity and, even though belatedly, finds the husband intended for her.
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