Of all his strange disciples the one who has caused Mahatma Gandhi the sharpest pangs of dismay is plump & pleasing Nilla Cram Cook, 23-year-old daughter of the late George Cram Cook, Iowa poet. At 19 Nilla Cram Cook married a Greek nobleman. Three years later she was converted to Hinduism under the name of Nilla Nagini and Devi, "The Blue Serpent Lady."
Her difficulty in adjusting her good intentions to her Iowa temperament caused sorrowing St. Gandhi to embark on a hunger strike seven months ago. Nilla repented and for five months...
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