Letters: Ghandi's Watch Pocket

Gandhi's Watch Pocket


Subscriber Smith & Reader Jones would like to have TIME'S explanation for the following ambiguous statement which appeared in TIME, Oct. 5:

"Abruptly St. Gandhi jerked out his dollar watch, announced that it was 7 p.m.—time to pray."

From where was the dollar watch jerked?


State College of Washington Pullman, Wash.

The Gandhi watch is jerked from a fold of the Mahatma's first shawl (the one next his skin) to which he secures his large ("dollar") watch by a large ("baby's") safety pin. In England St. Gandhi wears a...

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