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STUDENTS' PROJECTS > THE STORY OF MY LIFE > PART VII : BACK IN INDIA > In Bombay

 

31. In Bombay

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 responded.

I gave up the chambers and started for South Africa.