116. Ba's Presence
During her last illness, owing to asthmatic trouble, Ba often found it difficult to sleep. Therefore, a small table was ordered for her. On it she would rest her head and go to sleep. After she died, Bapu kept this table with him, saying, "This is extremely precious for me. For, whenever I see it, the picture of Ba resting her head on the table comes up before my mind's eye." Thereafter Bapu used it as his dining-table. In her lifetime Ba, as is well known, always sat by Bapu's side whenever he took his meals. Her place, alas! was now taken by the table!