20. Ba, A sharer in Bapu's hardships
In 1929 Bapu went to Kausani, up in the Himalayas. It was then very cold and foggy there. But Bapu, as usual, slept at night out in the open. One day a lion's cub visited the place and went round Bapu's cot. Some of the workers from Nainital, who were there at the time to attend to Bapu's needs, saw this. Therefore, next day they suggested to Bapu to sleep indoors. For a moment he looked seriously engaged in thought. All the same he refused to oblige them, simply laughing away their fear. Thereupon Ba, who usually slept indoors, also carried her cot outside and slept there!