INDIA: Orange Juice

In the elaborate hall of Lady Vittal das Thackersey's marble villa outside Poona squatted more than 100 persons last week—Hindus, Moslems, Sikhs, Christians—all gazing out on the terrace where on a cot lay what looked like a week's wash, a great bundle of white linen shrouding the living skeleton of Mahatma Gandhi. Month ago, already an owl-eyed lemur of a man. St. Gandhi began a fast in behalf of the Hindu Untouchables, without whose liberation he believes real self-government in India is impossible.

Doctors, his own disciples, the British Government all thought...

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