11. Bapu afraid of Ba !
Once, while in South Africa, Ba fell seriously ill. There was swelling here and there on her body. Bapu, therefore, used to massage the swollen parts with margosa oil. One day he poured out the oil for the purpose into a brass saucer. Next day just when Bapu was pouring out coffee into the brass cup and saucer, to give it to Ba to drink, Kashiba arrived there. Bapu, whose sense of smell was not very strong, asked her to smell the saucer. "Yes," she replied, "the saucer does smell somewhat oily." At this he was a little alarmed and, as if he was afraid of Ba, he exclaimed, "Had I taken the saucer to Ba she would have taken me to task severely, indeed, for being so inefficient in doing my chares."