Gokhale was very anxious that I should settle down in Bombay, practise at the bar and help in public work.
I prospered in my
profession better than I had expected. My South African
clients often entrusted me with some work, and it was
enough to enable me to pay my way.
Just when I seemed to be
settling down as I had intended, I received an
unexpected cable from South Africa: “Chamberlain
expected here. Please return immediately.” I remembered
my promise and cabled to say that I should be ready to
start the moment they sent me money. They promptly
I gave up the chambers and
started for South Africa.