thing with Mr. West, who was in charge of the printing of Indian Opinion, which was a weekly paper that I was running, described to him the effect Unto This Last had produced on my mind, and proposed that Indian Opinion should be removed to a farm, on which everyone should labour, drawing the same living wage, and attending to the press work in spare time. Mr. West approved of the proposal, and £3 was laid down as the monthly allowance per head, irrespective of colour or nationality.
Thus the Phoenix
Settlement was started in 1904 and there in spite of
numerous odds Indian Opinion continued to
I had now given up all
hope of returning to India in the near future. I had
promised my wife that I would return home within a year.
The year was gone without any prospect of my return, so
I decided to send for her and the children.