It was in 1941. Ba was expected back from Maroli. All the inmates of the Sevagram Ashram were, therefore, eagerly waiting for her. One particular sister, on a visit to the place at the time, specially stayed on to meet her. The morning train arrived. But Ba did not come in it. So this sister asked Bapu, "I am sure Ba will now come by the evening train, will she not?"
Bapu replied, "If Ba is the mother of the rich, she will come by the evening train. And if she is the mother of the poor, she will travel via Surat by the Tapti-Valley route and reach here tomorrow morning."
And lo! Next morning Ba arrived in Sevagram.