Letters, May 4, 1942

What Does it Mean?

Sirs:

Carrots and umbrellas. Sir Stafford Cripps. India. Empire. Dominion. . . .

Is this the absolute inspiration of Florian, the artist, or is it advised by the TIME staff? It is good.

But just what does it mean? Do the carrots refer to Gandhi and his vegetarian habits, or to Cripps himself, as the article would imply? Do the umbrellas symbolize No. 10 Downing Street, to which you imply Cripps may move, or do they stand for the shelter, peace-in-our-time type of government prevalent until 1931 ?

Or are the carrots...

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