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21. "Ask Ba"

"Do you ever suffer from nerves?" asked Mrs. Eustace Miles of Gandhiji when he was in London in connection with the Round Table Conference in 1931.

"Ask Mrs. Gandhi," straight came the reply, leaving her to admiring his humour still more, "she will tell you that I am on my best behaviour with the world but not with her."

"Well," said Mrs. Miles, "my husband is on his best behaviour with me."

"Then," retorted Gandhiji, "I am sure that Mr. Miles has bribed you heavily."