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41. The Mahatma and The Mirror

A French cartoonist by name Cabrol drew a car­toon of Mahatma Gandhi after he had a casual look at the latter in the Bhangi Colony in New Delhi after Gandhiji's public prayers.

The cartoon was presented to Gandhiji by Prof. Faucon of the Paris University, who had arrived there on a short visit. Gandhiji looked eagerly at the cartoon and, apparently pleased at the workmanship, remarked: "It is good but why has he drawn my ears so long?"

The Professor replied : "Because your ears are so."

Gandhiji smilingly said, "I never look into a mirror. Therefore I do not know if my ears are so long."